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  Reply # 642587 18-Jun-2012 15:53 Send private message

Just called the Noel Leeming Outlet Centre in Otahuhu and they have them but not out for sale yet - they have to test them first...hmm... Not sure what to think about that! Do they turn them in, see the Tivo logo, yep that's a winner put it in the good pile or do they actually have some sort of test suite they can run the box through??

 

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  Reply # 642588 18-Jun-2012 15:57 Send private message

Wouldn't surprise me if these are refurbed DOA units. As before, I'd like to know who fixed them and what did they do to fix them. Point being, if it's something really easy then a cheap unit would be fine. If it's something dodge, like RAM chips not holding the firmware etc, then it might be more terminal. Either way, it's worth a $99 punt!

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  Reply # 642594 18-Jun-2012 16:11 Send private message

If anyone does get one of these, please post a message here so that others (i.e. me) can know when (and perhaps where) to get them as well.

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  Reply # 642612 18-Jun-2012 16:36 Send private message

Noel Leeming clearance centre in Mt Wellington will be in the only place from later this week.

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  Reply # 643153 19-Jun-2012 13:08 Send private message

Just brought one ! They had 60 - still quite s few left

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  Reply # 643171 19-Jun-2012 13:42 Send private message

Did  you get it from their clearance centre in Mt. Wellington? Any idea what time they close?

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  Reply # 643190 19-Jun-2012 14:02 Send private message

.mt Wellington - 530 I think

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  Reply # 643191 19-Jun-2012 14:04 Send private message

Available online?

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  Reply # 643266 19-Jun-2012 16:01 Send private message

Just bought 2 from the clearnance centre. Apparently most of them suffered from software corrupution or remote problems.

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  Reply # 643267 19-Jun-2012 16:01 Send private message

nathan: Available online?


not available online. Only at their clearance centre in Mt Wellington.

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  Reply # 643282 19-Jun-2012 16:39 Send private message

BuzzLightyear: I guess for $99 I could by 2 units. Apparently they are all being tested so should hopefully not have any DOA. I am curious to see what happens if they die though given there is no stock in NZ. I wonder if there is a repair agent or unofficial repair outfit.


They may try and get out of it  by saying it was advertised as a second hand product and so could not be expected to last long, so it would probably depend how long it lasts. Less than a year you could probably claim under CGA, but doubt much longer than that.

 

However practically speaking I suspect that HN, NL whoeever would just refund the $99 and be done with you. No point fighting over it, and no point repairing either at that price.

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  Reply # 643296 19-Jun-2012 17:08 Send private message

it cost $149, not $99. i was there a few mins ago.

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  Reply # 643306 19-Jun-2012 17:20 Send private message

Did you get anything else with it? I got mine at 1pm today and it was $99.

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  Reply # 643308 19-Jun-2012 17:22 Send private message

russelo: it cost $149, not $99. i was there a few mins ago.
Perhaps it wasn't a refurbed one?

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  Reply # 643312 19-Jun-2012 17:39 Send private message

russelo: it cost $149, not $99. i was there a few mins ago.


Well I've got two in the boot of my car right now for a grand total of $198.

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