Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / Life  % width 11

Buying a Phone in Warsaw - where to get English manual?

iman 15 | 39  
16 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi everyone,

I have a quick question. I have been trying to buy a phone (with answering machine) in Warsaw, but was told by everyone (at Saturn etc) that the manuals all come in Polish. I was wondering how I could get a phone instrument for which the manual is in english, so that it easier for us to set up.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Thank You!
16 Oct 2008 /  #2
Look up the manual in English on the makers website.
OP iman 15 | 39  
16 Oct 2008 /  #3
ahhhh...thank you grasshopper :)
loco polaco 3 | 352  
16 Oct 2008 /  #4
wtf? the manual has to be in english as part of EU mandate, no?
gtd 3 | 639  
16 Oct 2008 /  #5
If that is mandated it isn't followed. Most things I have purchased have at best PL, EST, LT, LV and CZ.
OP iman 15 | 39  
16 Oct 2008 /  #6
Agree with gtd about language options! And this was told to me by all the agents in the electronic shops that i will not be able to get manuals in english anywhere!Was going to try amazon, but UK Polska gave a great tip!

Thank You!
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
16 Oct 2008 /  #7
Did you go into an Orange salon? check out what phones they have, they will 99% have an english manual included. you can either try getting the same phone elsewhere cheaper, or of course, Ebay is your friend
gtd 3 | 639  
16 Oct 2008 /  #8
Not the Orange salons in Warsaw. At least not the ones in the center. People think there is way more English info available here than there really is. I am noticing more and more young people who don't speak English at all too compared to a few years back. Could just be my perception but I have noticed this.

I'd also not buy electronics other than at a reputable shop as warranties and such won't be honored or valid at KDW or ebay etc. I know from experience.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
16 Oct 2008 /  #9
Well if you check out the prices of electronics in reputable stores w/waranties, to say the prices on ebay, there is a dramatic price difference. Sometimes 2 or 3 times the difference.

Personally, i'd buy a new piece online with the manual in English, and on ebay to save. I got a philips phone for $50usd, the same one in Orange salon was well over $120 after currency exchange conversion.

I still can't believe in downtown Warsaw for the Orange salon not to have manuals in english, just weird
gtd 3 | 639  
16 Oct 2008 /  #10
Yeah prices are for sure better on Allegro or ebay...but I dont trust the sellers. Too many scams and fake products being sold. On ebay you can try to get a resolution if there is a problem but it is hit and miss...on Allegro forget it. I will pay more to have a legit item and safe warranty.

The prices in shops here ARE robbery and I only purchase what I have to here. I save important purchases for when I am out of Poland.
17 Oct 2008 /  #11
Don't bother with Allegro, use (it's a price comparison site).

A good place to look for manuals is The information about a product often contains a link to a pdf file with the English instructions.

Archives - 2005-2009 / Life / Buying a Phone in Warsaw - where to get English manual?Archived