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Topic # 111725 13-Nov-2012 12:18 Send private message

Not sure if anybody else has seen the ads on TV? Saw it for the first time last night and just heard it on the radio aswell. Went to the website and they have the TV advert up.

Does anybody know what it is? Launching a product? Maybe a massive sale or something?

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/its-coming.html

Hell it even has a countdown timer :D

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  Reply # 716294 13-Nov-2012 12:21 Send private message

since it gives 2 dates rather than one, then I would guess it isn't a product launch. probably a large weekend sale or some such

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  Reply # 716295 13-Nov-2012 12:22 Send private message

We havent had one of those in ages!
I think it was at least last week since I saw a huge sale. Its been a long time coming. I cant wait.

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  Reply # 716299 13-Nov-2012 12:28 Send private message

Is it the date they finally get rid of their TV voiceover guy and drop their advert volume back to something below 130dB?

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  Reply # 716303 13-Nov-2012 12:35 Send private message

1000 months interest free?

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  Reply # 716318 13-Nov-2012 12:46 Send private message

That's the weekend of their bankruptcy sale ??




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  Reply # 716326 13-Nov-2012 12:54 Send private message

I know I am one that won't buy anything there.





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  Reply # 716332 13-Nov-2012 12:58 Send private message

May be a spin off from  what they are doing in Australia? No Harvey - but you never know - usually we follow what happens over there. (See the KFC Promos etc a week or 4 before NZ)
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  Reply # 716345 13-Nov-2012 13:11 Send private message

I hope it includes a standalone 3D bluray player really cheap. One that includes wifi and youtube, and maybe skype if possible. And really cheap, did I mention that already?

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  Reply # 716348 13-Nov-2012 13:14 Send private message

It will be some sale. You're buying into their hype, so the advertising is working.



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  Reply # 716360 13-Nov-2012 13:27 Send private message

mattwnz: It will be some sale. You're buying into their hype, so the advertising is working.
Yeah I want to know what it is all about now. Hopefully they do have some massive discounts.

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  Reply # 716364 13-Nov-2012 13:34 Send private message

Finch:
mattwnz: It will be some sale. You're buying into their hype, so the advertising is working.
Yeah I want to know what it is all about now. Hopefully they do have some massive discounts.


Their mark-up is so high that even after a discount it's still expensive (this is their PC / gaming department).

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  Reply # 716394 13-Nov-2012 14:01 Send private message

As others have pointed out the problem with Harvey Norman is their high margins and inflated retail prices. It's vary rare to ever find a true "bargain" there.

While looking around at HP laptops a few weeks ago I found prices around 30% higher than Ascent sell the same models for online, so their 25% off sale was pointless. Pricing on small value items and accessorries is typically up to 50% more than you'll find at other retailers. Home appliance prices are always negotiable, with their white ticket pricing typically representing an inflated RRP which is why everything always has a vidid market crossing it out. If you can't negitiate at least 15% - 20% off the ticketed price of a big ticket item it's safe to say you got ripped off.

Black Friday in the US on the other hand is an amazing day with true bargains

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  Reply # 716400 13-Nov-2012 14:05 Send private message

gished: Is it the date they finally get rid of their TV voiceover guy and drop their advert volume back to something below 130dB?


Laughing I agree, the voiceover guy is too loud. Maybe that is the day they retire him.

Seriously though, it's linked under promos, so maybe their "biggest" ever sale?

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  Reply # 716472 13-Nov-2012 15:16 Send private message

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gished: Is it the date they finally get rid of their TV voiceover guy and drop their advert volume back to something below 130dB?


Laughing I agree, the voiceover guy is too loud. Maybe that is the day they retire him.

Seriously though, it's linked under promos, so maybe their "biggest" ever sale?


Will that be bigger than the Godfrey's biggest ever sale?


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  Reply # 716475 13-Nov-2012 15:22 Send private message

sbiddle:
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gished: Is it the date they finally get rid of their TV voiceover guy and drop their advert volume back to something below 130dB?


Laughing I agree, the voiceover guy is too loud. Maybe that is the day they retire him.

Seriously though, it's linked under promos, so maybe their "biggest" ever sale?


Will that be bigger than the Godfrey's biggest ever sale?



ROFL!! I bet it's nowhere near as special as Briscoe's biggest ever sales.

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