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  Reply # 717171 14-Nov-2012 16:09 Send private message

mattwnz:
Black friday isn't until the 30th of November though. It is close though, so possibly? I do find with HN, they do have some very good deals when they have boxing day sales, possibly loss leaders to get people through the doors.


PBtech is having one this weekend, so it is probably just an excuse to have a sale rather  than a real thing.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?group=blackfriday&qr=banner


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  Reply # 717175 14-Nov-2012 16:14 Send private message

mattwnz:
benmurphy66:
mattwnz:
kingjj: Dropped into the local HN earlier today and the floor was littered with black ballons which were being blown up by gents in high viz yellow vests. Wonder if they are doing a 'Black Firday' sale to match the US?

I've never had any issues with the service at Harvey Norman and would happily go there for an item. They have been pretty good with deals and discounts when asked nicely. Through a union I'm entitled to a discount at NL/BB, I don't think I've ever managed to get more than a few dollars off the ticketed price so I've not bothered buying items from them.


Black friday isn't until the 30th of November though. It is close though, so possibly? I do find with HN, they do have some very good deals when they have boxing day sales, possibly loss leaders to get people through the doors.


Pretty sure it's the 23rd not the 30th. Thanks giving is the 22nd in the states.


Sorry yes you are correct, it is 2013 when it is the 30th, my outlook calender is wrong. So yes it is likely a black frinday thing. Yet another american custom coming into NZ/Australia as another excuse for a sale, even though it has nothing to do with NZ.


You know what Black Friday is??




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  Reply # 717215 14-Nov-2012 16:47 Send private message

JayTaicho: The leveling out thing is compulsory now. Stations won't accept them otherwise. Even the Noels and Bonds TVC's comply to it. Weird that they stood out to you.


I don't think that's quite right. Which broadcasters are you referring to?

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  Reply # 717225 14-Nov-2012 16:57 Send private message

Journeyman:
JayTaicho: The leveling out thing is compulsory now. Stations won't accept them otherwise. Even the Noels and Bonds TVC's comply to it. Weird that they stood out to you.


I don't think that's quite right. Which broadcasters are you referring to?


Thought this was volentary for now and wont be mandatory until next year or rather when the broadcasters get around to upgrading their audio compression /limiter equipment etc...i.e. during / after the completion of digital switchover - well most likey take full effect after digital switchover. Im sure they still need to heavily compress the audio for analouge signals.   (well thats what I got from the hottie Ali Mau on tv1 a few weeks back).



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  Reply # 717269 14-Nov-2012 17:49 Send private message

old3eyes: You know what Black Friday is??


Yes, it is the sales that american retailers have the day after thanksgiving. Both of which have no association to NZ's culture, apart from through the TV.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

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  Reply # 717271 14-Nov-2012 17:50 Send private message

Paulthagerous: $1440 for a 3 metre audio cable is even better lol
http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/slinkylinks-3m-ibw-speaker-cable.html


Everyone knows that the best cables have been treated with Snake Oil. I bet that is why it's so expensive




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  Reply # 717392 14-Nov-2012 23:02 Send private message

I must admit over recent years HN have been where I've purchased a few good deals.
It's the price matching policy. I think it works best if you buy from a HN in one of the main/bigger centres (i.e. where there is local competition).
Of course, if you're not the kind of person who likes to haggle (and it's not much haggling), then HN possibly isn't the best option.



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  Reply # 717401 14-Nov-2012 23:28 Send private message

zaptor: I must admit over recent years HN have been where I've purchased a few good deals.
It's the price matching policy. I think it works best if you buy from a HN in one of the main/bigger centres (i.e. where there is local competition).
Of course, if you're not the kind of person who likes to haggle (and it's not much haggling), then HN possibly isn't the best option.


Wellington Tory Street is good. DSE is about 3-4 minutes walk away. Noel Leeming and the Warehouse are also in the same street as HN, again about 3-4 minutes walk away.

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  Reply # 718329 16-Nov-2012 14:57 Send private message

Gooseybhai:
Journeyman:
JayTaicho: The leveling out thing is compulsory now. Stations won't accept them otherwise. Even the Noels and Bonds TVC's comply to it. Weird that they stood out to you.


I don't think that's quite right. Which broadcasters are you referring to?


Thought this was volentary for now and wont be mandatory until next year or rather when the broadcasters get around to upgrading their audio compression /limiter equipment etc...i.e. during / after the completion of digital switchover - well most likey take full effect after digital switchover. Im sure they still need to heavily compress the audio for analouge signals.   (well thats what I got from the hottie Ali Mau on tv1 a few weeks back).


That is more or less my understanding, though I hadn't heard anything about it being compulsory at any time (though I stand to be corrected). I believe that all the channels were getting together to hash out a standard to work to.

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  Reply # 718340 16-Nov-2012 15:34 Send private message

probably the best kept secret so far - I suppose they are not operating at same space like others such as Apple do with product launches.

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  Reply # 718380 16-Nov-2012 17:00 Send private message

Thought this was volentary for now and wont be mandatory until next year or rather when the broadcasters get around to upgrading their audio compression /limiter equipment etc...i.e. during / after the completion of digital switchover - well most likey take full effect after digital switchover. Im sure they still need to heavily compress the audio for analouge signals.   (well thats what I got from the hottie Ali Mau on tv1 a few weeks back).


That is more or less my understanding, though I hadn't heard anything about it being compulsory at any time (though I stand to be corrected). I believe that all the channels were getting together to hash out a standard to work to.


Hmm, well we've been told by the higher ups that all our audio on our TVC's we send out to stations need to adhere to these new standards. Was told everyone needs to do this now.

But yeah, maybe it isn't actually mandatory till next year. Who knows. Either way, that's what the deal is here.



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  Reply # 718417 16-Nov-2012 18:26 Send private message

khull: probably the best kept secret so far - I suppose they are not operating at same space like others such as Apple do with product launches.
<br><br>I know. I hope we find out by 9am Tomorrow so I can decide to go into town or not. I hope its a Black Friday like sale then might be able to get a bargain on something. Dont want to go in for a product launch of something im not going to buy...



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  Reply # 718418 16-Nov-2012 18:30 Send private message

Just saw an updated Ad on TV. Instead of saying "Its coming" it now says "Its on". Could it be a TV type product/something to goes with a TV? Because when the advert finishes its as if somebody is turning the power off a TV, or just turning the power off in general. A new game getting released this weekend??

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  Reply # 718510 16-Nov-2012 21:39

Could it be IGLOO???




don't mess with me.... i'm the hd insider....

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  Reply # 718518 16-Nov-2012 21:58 Send private message

Well it would take something insanely good to get me back into a harvey norman store.




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