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Topic # 26874 6-Oct-2008 13:46 Send private message

A sad day for Auckland Home Theatre equipment buyers - Stereo World (Dominion Road, Mt Eden) have a phone message saying they have gone into receivership.

These guys were excellent as they knew their stuff and had good pricing.

:-(

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  Reply # 169297 6-Oct-2008 14:05 Send private message

Man that is sad, sorry to hear that.

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  Reply # 169304 6-Oct-2008 14:46 Send private message

Yes, this is sad news. You could usually get top quality equipment at a fair price. Sorry to see them go.

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  Reply # 169312 6-Oct-2008 15:25 Send private message

So THAT'S why they were closed at mid-day on Saturday...




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  Reply # 169395 6-Oct-2008 20:00 Send private message

Very sad.
Ive bough a fair bit on there annual cost+5% sales.

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  Reply # 169432 6-Oct-2008 22:07 Send private message

That is sad, good bunch of guys. Just wish i had taken back the defective 1080P switch back earlier!! :P


Fire sale??

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  Reply # 169433 6-Oct-2008 22:11 Send private message


Fire sale??



Ah, allways a bright side
Now wheres my wallet.

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  Reply # 169479 7-Oct-2008 08:50 Send private message

I was just about to buy my Panny 50" from there. Firesale? I would be there.

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  Reply # 169595 7-Oct-2008 14:58 Send private message

As someone who has bought the majority of my stuff (and for family as well) from the blue building the above saddens me, I feel particularly for the knowledgable and helpful staff.  Hopefully it will rise from the ashes.




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  Reply # 169673 7-Oct-2008 20:14 Send private message

Dingbatt: ...I feel particularly for the knowledgable and helpful staff. Hopefully it will rise from the ashes.


I second that!

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  Reply # 169782 8-Oct-2008 08:40 Send private message

damn.  Who will service all those 5 year warrenties?? Wonder who will take over the assets>  Good firesale comming up maybe..




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  Reply # 170070 9-Oct-2008 09:38 Send private message

old3eyes: damn. Who will service all those 5 year warrenties??


I would imagine the warranty company that gladly took your money on a 'sure bet' Wink

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  Reply # 170120 9-Oct-2008 12:35 Send private message

The only people who will be cheering this will be the Auckland CC who hated this lot because they wouldn't buckle down the the ACC PC view on how  businesses should paint their shops.  Remember the ACC raid on the place a year or two ago where they repainted  and removed signage from some of the shop..




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  Reply # 170633 11-Oct-2008 17:38 Send private message

Ah this sucks. I went to their store today to buy a Plasma and read the notice on the door.

Does anyone else know of a similar store with decent prices?

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  Reply # 170636 11-Oct-2008 17:50 Send private message

jaredmc: Ah this sucks. I went to their store today to buy a Plasma and read the notice on the door.

Does anyone else know of a similar store with decent prices?

Maybe the Appliance Warehouse but laterly some of their pricing has not been the best..





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  Reply # 170711 12-Oct-2008 13:56 Send private message

Did a bit of a mission today for a 42" Full HD Panasonic Plasma.

Appliance Warehouse was a waste of time, only had a few old secondhand TVs.

Went to Lim Electronics. Nice chatty guy, reasonably competitive prices, fairly similar to what JB Hi Fi are offering on their 'best price' around $2,650.

Even though Bond and Bond are offering a 5% - 25% discount on TVs, with no fine print on their instore ads. Some how the TV that I want isn't included.

Surprisingly the best price was at Harvey Norman. $2,600 after lying about the price I could get elsewhere.

Does anyone know of somewhere else I should look?


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