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  Reply # 770974 27-Feb-2013 11:32 Send private message

hahaha

been through nearly same experience ... twice !

once with a "cheap" laptop.

second time with a stereo amplifier.

now i accompany the advice asker and supervise the purchase !

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  Reply # 771190 27-Feb-2013 18:24 Send private message

Just saw their ad with the "reporter" announcing a saving of $300 on a 2 camera analog DVR system.

The fact that it is priced so high they can take $300 off it is indicitive of the problem with dick smiths pricing. Same thing on ebay would be about $130 US inc postage.




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  Reply # 771204 27-Feb-2013 18:51 Send private message

richms: Just saw their ad with the "reporter" announcing a saving of $300 on a 2 camera analog DVR system.

The fact that it is priced so high they can take $300 off it is indicitive of the problem with dick smiths pricing. Same thing on ebay would be about $130 US inc postage.


Did you notice that it was a riDICKulous deal?

/me rolls eyes




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  Reply # 771652 28-Feb-2013 12:23 Send private message

They are the only retail store near me that sells Sanyo Eneloop batteries.

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  Reply # 774093 4-Mar-2013 08:09 Send private message

Time is dicking on alright... I bought a daily dick deal and it hasn't shipped yet 4 days on. I thought it was next day dispatch?

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  Reply # 774195 4-Mar-2013 11:21 Send private message

It's a common ploy for retailers to special off items that aren't in stock, well below the normal price, all to increase pre-orders and get some 'runs on the board' for the arrival of new stock.

Good for them.
Terrible for customers / the companies reputation.

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  Reply # 774768 5-Mar-2013 08:46 Send private message

I had a great experience with DSE yesterday...was looking for a mini HDMI cable for my new camera (as usual, no HDMI Cable in the box) and whilst randomly looking online at every electronics retailer that has a physical store anywhere near me, I came across one for $1 at Dicks.

with smartphone in hand (locked on the web page that showed the price), I trudged into Dick Smith and picked up a nice cable from the shelf - marked at $19.99.

took it up to the counter and before anything else was said, showed the guy the web page on my phone - he simply sighed and stated, "That's a dollar, thanks".

Only criticism I would have - the interminable wait to be served.




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  Reply # 774806 5-Mar-2013 09:31 Send private message

I'd be pissed if somebody took my brand and used it in that childish way - dick, dick, dick.... I guess that's how the mad buthcer feels - I wonder if he cringes everytime the radio jingle goes - you can't beat the mad buther's meat?

Honestly, what does it take to be a marketing 'expert' and who sits these meetings where it is decided that 8 year old boys are now the target market?

I've been to DSE in Hamilton a few times, they don't sell parts/components anymore, all the stores now do the same thing - consumer garbage that everybody else sells. As has been pointed out, either the markup is too high or we are really a nation of junk collecters to keep these operations going. Good luck on their business model, that store's not for me.

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  Reply # 775137 5-Mar-2013 18:07 Send private message

The MButcher's jingle hook was the clients idea...
The 'agency' is part of MWorks Radio now, and they just sung the line.
I have no idea if Sir Peter Leitch was involved in the daily running of the business at the time though.

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