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  Reply # 718633 17-Nov-2012 09:10 Send private message

Well if someone goes can you check out hard drives, after about 2tb one



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  Reply # 718635 17-Nov-2012 09:15 Send private message

HAHAH, it got everyone talking, interested and potentially those who are in the market for anything HN sell then i'd say the campaign has been a sucess. I found it very interesting what everyone was wishing and hoping for.... i mean at the end of the day HN is a big box retailer and have a sale each week and this one is perhaps to ruffle the competitors for the pre christmas share of consumer spend.




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  Reply # 718636 17-Nov-2012 09:22 Send private message

So who is going to go in? Im going to have a shower and drink a cup of tea then go in. I might go after a Laptop depending how cheap they are. Happy buying everybody!!

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  Reply # 718638 17-Nov-2012 09:28 Send private message

This is so lame. Seriously, do they think we are a flock of sheep willing to follow as they say?

Blah... Marketing Fail 2012.

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  Reply # 718643 17-Nov-2012 09:43 Send private message

Ok i just went and had a look

was not worth the petrol.
top discount i saw was 25% and that was off remote toy cars etc (crap stuff)

Just really pushy sales people saying 2gigs of ram is "loads for everything"

Not everything is discounted, 



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  Reply # 718645 17-Nov-2012 10:00 Send private message

mrtoken: Ok i just went and had a look

was not worth the petrol.
top discount i saw was 25% and that was off remote toy cars etc (crap stuff)

Just really pushy sales people saying 2gigs of ram is "loads for everything"

Not everything is discounted, 


Really? Dont know if I can be bothered now then

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  Reply # 718652 17-Nov-2012 10:15 Send private message

Ive just been to the christchurch stores .

Aagain, pushy salespersons and no real bargains,there was alot of people walking out empty handed,and a 2 TB WD desk HDD for $139, but USB 2.

But wonderful advertising, It got me in .

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  Reply # 718654 17-Nov-2012 10:28 Send private message

nzjez: Ive just been to the christchurch stores .

Aagain, pushy salespersons and no real bargains,there was alot of people walking out empty handed,and a 2 TB WD desk HDD for $139, but USB 2.

But wonderful advertising, It got me in .
the point of advertising is to get you to buy something. you didn't buy anything. It's not wonderful advertising. It's not even mediocre advertising.

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  Reply # 718657 17-Nov-2012 10:38 Send private message

Photos are 5 cents, but they use that to get people into the store anyway, and when they are discounted, you often can't get them processed on the day anyway. So it ends up being more expensive in terms of time and extra travel.

Pretty poor promotion, if it is just another sale, as what makes it different from other sales that they run very frequentyl.

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  Reply # 718658 17-Nov-2012 10:50 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
nzjez: Ive just been to the christchurch stores .

Aagain, pushy salespersons and no real bargains,there was alot of people walking out empty handed,and a 2 TB WD desk HDD for $139, but USB 2.

But wonderful advertising, It got me in .
the point of advertising is to get you to buy something. you didn't buy anything. It's not wonderful advertising. It's not even mediocre advertising.


Incorrect.
The point of advertising a store like Harvey's is to get you into the store.
Then, either big stacks of cheap items you can take to the counter or good sales people, will get you to part with your cash.
The ads worked if they get you in. What happens from there is out of the hands of their marketing people...



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  Reply # 718668 17-Nov-2012 11:14 Send private message

Dunnersfella:
NonprayingMantis:
nzjez: But wonderful advertising, It got me in.
the point of advertising is to get you to buy something. you didn't buy anything. It's not wonderful advertising. It's not even mediocre advertising.

Incorrect.

The point of advertising a store like Harvey's is to get you into the store.

Then, either big stacks of cheap items you can take to the counter or good sales people, will get you to part with your cash.

The ads worked if they get you in. What happens from there is out of the hands of their marketing people...


Nope. What happens when you get into the store it is still mostly marketing science. The layout, the sounds, the lights, the knowledge imparted to the sales people, the discounts, even the smells.

All part of marketing.





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  Reply # 718681 17-Nov-2012 11:28 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
nzjez: Ive just been to the christchurch stores .
Aagain, pushy salespersons and no real bargains,there was alot of people walking out empty handed,and a 2 TB WD desk HDD for $139, but USB 2.
But wonderful advertising, It got me in .
the point of advertising is to get you to buy something. you didn't buy anything. It's not wonderful advertising. It's not even mediocre advertising.



Sorry guys , the wonderful should have been "wonderful" sly grin and attempt at being sarcastic.

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  Reply # 718740 17-Nov-2012 13:00 Send private message

Oh dear I was hoping for something BIG! Oh well, back to gardening for me :D



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  Reply # 718752 17-Nov-2012 13:38 Send private message

Did anybody go to the Tory street store in Wellington? Anything exciting happening there?

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  Reply # 718772 17-Nov-2012 14:20 Send private message

Good deal on Menalux after-market vacuum cleaner bags. $5 for a box of 5 instead of $13





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