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  Reply # 1075328 27-Jun-2014 00:37 Send private message

So is discussion/recommendations fair game or not? If we have guidelines to meet add it to the OP so we don't go 'overboard' talking headphones or HTPC's etc again ;)

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  Reply # 1075334 27-Jun-2014 01:37 Send private message

Of course you can discuss. That last in depth discussion was going a little far though. It went past discussing an item on special, and starting looking like a thread on the HTPC forum ;-)

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  Reply # 1075350 27-Jun-2014 06:17 Send private message

Refurbished Galaxy 10.1 16G WIFI on Ebay for US$299.99  (NZ$354) plus US$30 freight but no doubt cheaper on You shop

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  Reply # 1075412 27-Jun-2014 09:09 One person supports this post Send private message

Warehouse have xbox360 for $150 today only.

It's a 4 gig model. What's the deal with putting drives I'm them? As easy as a ps3?




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  Reply # 1075417 27-Jun-2014 09:19 One person supports this post Send private message

richms: Warehouse have xbox360 for $150 today only.  It's a 4 gig model. What's the deal with putting drives I'm them? As easy as a ps3?

Personally I'd just put a 32Gb Sandisk Cruzer Micro in it.  This will fit under the front flap so you won't actually see it.  I did this for our slim 360.

Instructions for rolling your own hard drive here seem legit:  http://www.360haven.com/forums/threads/30491-How-to-Create-Your-own-Xbox-360-Internal-Hard-Drive




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  Reply # 1075438 27-Jun-2014 09:59 Send private message


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  Reply # 1075441 27-Jun-2014 10:06 Send private message

richms: Warehouse have xbox360 for $150 today only.

It's a 4 gig model. What's the deal with putting drives I'm them? As easy as a ps3?

You have to use the official microsoft ones, from memory $130 ish for 250gb. Or roll your own, using speical firmare on specific drives and then buying a xbox 360 case to put it in. Or you can use up to 32gb usb drives. I found one game, battlefiled 4 that would only install onto a HDD not flash drive, but th rest seem to install fine to the usb drive including apps etc.



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  Reply # 1075443 27-Jun-2014 10:15 One person supports this post Send private message

loceff13: So is discussion/recommendations fair game or not? If we have guidelines to meet add it to the OP so we don't go 'overboard' talking headphones or HTPC's etc again ;)


I don't mind some additional discussions which help users to determine if a deal presented suits their needs.  Recent questions like jonathan18's about "Can you load windows on an 8GB drive?", or richms's about "How easy can you upgrade a 4GB xbox360 drive?" are very likely to be popular requests.  I think these types of questions and replies are fine to support a post on a bargain/deal, and they allow users to prescreen the offer against their requirements.

Specific area questions and answers should be in a new post, in the appropriate forum topic area.  One of the main reasons for this is it allows users to locate that useful info more easily at a later date.  This thread is in the Off topic section so it does get a bit of leeway, but it still pays to keep it on topic generally, and I think the Mods support this well.  There is nothing unreasonable about their comments and requests on this.

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  Reply # 1075449 27-Jun-2014 10:31 Send private message

Looking at getting a nice dishwasher for the house this weekend - if anyone knows of any good deals (budget of about 1k) around this weekend, could you please pop it in this thread. Thanks.

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  Reply # 1075464 27-Jun-2014 11:01 Send private message

Smeg DWA214W for $1069

Recommended by Consumer, their notes on it:

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Good washing performance. Good drying performance. Very good energy efficiency. Has height-adjustable top basket.

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Plate racks don't fold down. No child lock (for door or controls). No auto-sensing feature. Long cycle-time. Equivalent models Also available in stainless steel.

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  Reply # 1075529 27-Jun-2014 14:08 Send private message

Just noticed that Noel Leeming are having 50% off Sony and Sennheiser headphones until 1st of July.. 

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  Reply # 1075532 27-Jun-2014 14:11 Send private message

richms: Warehouse have xbox360 for $150 today only.

It's a 4 gig model. What's the deal with putting drives I'm them? As easy as a ps3?


easy if using an official HDD.  if you role your own, you might not be able to play original xbox games (most likely not an issue) as it needs a special 8gb partition for those.



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  Reply # 1075544 27-Jun-2014 14:28 Send private message

This is sale price advert from JBHifi, but it's also a laugh if you look closely.  A similar advert is in today's Dominion paper also.


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  Reply # 1075547 27-Jun-2014 14:29 Send private message

Jaxson: This is sale price advert from JBHifi, but it's also a laugh if you look closely.  A similar advert is in today's Dominion paper also.



Was the Canon meant to be the full camera on special or just the Lens kit?

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  Reply # 1075642 27-Jun-2014 15:57 Send private message

Xbox One Controller - $68 - $21 off normal
http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/XboxOne-Wireless-Controller?SKU=1748480

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