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  Reply # 596345 17-Mar-2012 00:07 Send private message

talisker: Given that mobile phones aren't generally locked in NZ (apart from "skinny" of course) and there's not really any discounting on new non-contract handsets, I've never really understood why the shops have sections for telecom phones, vodafone phones etc. They don't do the same for TVs, i.e. have TVNZ TVs, TV3 TVs, Sky TVs etc. So why do it for phones?

Maybe because each TV works with every respective service? They do not sell Sky.

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  Reply # 607286 10-Apr-2012 09:25 Send private message

Talking about dumbing down and competing with JB, HN et al, they no longer sell electronic components. In Wellington now you have to go to Jaycar to get that resistor, cap or whatever bit you want. That for me means no lunchtime visit but a drive out there which is inconvenient.

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