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Topic # 104405 18-Jun-2012 11:59 Send private message

On window of JB Hi-Fi, Wellington. Red piece of paper stuck over poster which obviously once read "CHEAPEST"...


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  Reply # 642457 18-Jun-2012 12:05 Send private message

Heh, probably had someone ask them to beat everyone elses price and refused to.....




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  Reply # 642458 18-Jun-2012 12:06 Send private message

That looks realy bad. I was in a lunch bar the other day that had nice printed tickets for the prices below the filled rolls. Somebody had crossed them out and written a new increased price next to them.

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  Reply # 642469 18-Jun-2012 12:27 Send private message

That's a shocker.
Oh well, I guess with 'cheap' prices they can't afford to employ a graphic artist to re-do their signage?


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  Reply # 642473 18-Jun-2012 12:37 Send private message

I think the comcom have had a bit of a crack down on that. You'll notice M10 Mega no longer use the "best range, lowest prices, end of story." Motto.

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  Reply # 642480 18-Jun-2012 12:55 Send private message

lxsw20: I think the comcom have had a bit of a crack down on that. You'll notice M10 Mega no longer use the "best range, lowest prices, end of story." Motto.


+1 - In Australia, JB's motto is 'Always Cheapest Prices', here they cannot use that (You will notice on their flyers it is 'Always Cheap Prices') because all it would take is for one of the others to beat them on any price and lay acomplaint with the ComCom.



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  Reply # 642502 18-Jun-2012 13:16 Send private message

As someone at work here just said - "Well it certainly looks cheap"

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  Reply # 642506 18-Jun-2012 13:21 Send private message

allan: On window of JB Hi-Fi, Wellington. Red piece of paper stuck over poster which obviously once read "CHEAPEST"...



Congratulations on noticing, those signs been covered like that for more than a year.



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  Reply # 642511 18-Jun-2012 13:25 Send private message

1080p: Congratulations on noticing, those signs been covered like that for more than a year.


In that case, it not only looks cheap, it IS cheap.

I only noticed because I sat alongside it while eating something from the adjacent food court.

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  Reply # 642519 18-Jun-2012 13:33 Send private message

allan:
1080p: Congratulations on noticing, those signs been covered like that for more than a year.


In that case, it not only looks cheap, it IS cheap.

I only noticed because I sat alongside it while eating something from the adjacent food court.


Exactly, you would think they could at least afford a new sign if it has been like that for a year.

I am glad there has been cracking down on the slogans of some of these companies.

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  Reply # 642551 18-Jun-2012 14:15 Send private message

And just to be pedantic, I believe it's poor English too.

It's not the price that's cheap or cheapest, it's the item or the product. The price should be advertised as being low or lowest.






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  Reply # 642568 18-Jun-2012 14:55 Send private message

floydbloke: And just to be pedantic, I believe it's poor English too.

It's not the price that's cheap or cheapest, it's the item or the product. The price should be advertised as being low or lowest.



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  Reply # 642570 18-Jun-2012 15:07 Send private message

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lxsw20: I think the comcom have had a bit of a crack down on that. You'll notice M10 Mega no longer use the "best range, lowest prices, end of story." Motto.


+1 - In Australia, JB's motto is 'Always Cheapest Prices', here they cannot use that (You will notice on their flyers it is 'Always Cheap Prices') because all it would take is for one of the others to beat them on any price and lay acomplaint with the ComCom.


forgetting the "lowest prices", "best range" is something easily disproven at M10 Mega.... you dont even have to be looking specifically to notice that bunnings has a much better range than them in general.




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  Reply # 642575 18-Jun-2012 15:16 Send private message

The few times I have been to a Bunnings, they do look really well stocked. I have shopped at M10 Mega a lot more than Bunnings, and can say that at both, I've always found what I went in for.

I miss them both - where I live we only have a Placemakers that looks half empty (mainly because it is a massive store, with a normal store's stock in it).

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  Reply # 642577 18-Jun-2012 15:27 Send private message

jonb:
floydbloke: And just to be pedantic, I believe it's poor English too.

It's not the price that's cheap or cheapest, it's the item or the product. The price should be advertised as being low or lowest.



A pedant should never start a sentence with 'And'.




Fair callSmile.  That's why I don't have a job writing advertising signs.





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  Reply # 642660 18-Jun-2012 17:31 Send private message

Not impressed with JB from a pricing point - recent experience has soured the relationship

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