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  Reply # 948839 10-Dec-2013 16:52 Send private message

why do you think stores do cost + gst? aren't they going to lose money if it was actually cost + gst? (need to hire staff, run the power etc to give things away at "cost"!)

surely the word "cost" is not the wholesale price?




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  Reply # 948840 10-Dec-2013 16:54 Send private message

having said that i wonder what the cost is for a galaxy note 3 and a surface pro 2 and an ipad air 128gb! and ps4 and xbox one ... :D




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  Reply # 948842 10-Dec-2013 16:55 Send private message

joker97: why do you think stores do cost + gst? aren't they going to lose money if it was actually cost + gst? (need to hire staff, run the power etc to give things away at "cost"!)

surely the word "cost" is not the wholesale price?


they get rebates from the suppliers

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  Reply # 948843 10-Dec-2013 16:56 Send private message

joker97: having said that i wonder what the cost is for a galaxy note 3 and a surface pro 2 and an ipad air 128gb! and ps4 and xbox one ... :D


read the fine print

Often stuff like Apple is excluded from these "deals"

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  Reply # 948845 10-Dec-2013 17:07 Send private message

nathan:
joker97: why do you think stores do cost + gst? aren't they going to lose money if it was actually cost + gst? (need to hire staff, run the power etc to give things away at "cost"!)

surely the word "cost" is not the wholesale price?


they get rebates from the suppliers


I've heard many a story where they tell you the normal sale price is cheaper than 'cost + gst'

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  Reply # 948918 10-Dec-2013 19:51 Send private message

in the fine print they say;

"cost reflects the average invoiced purchase price of the product but does not include any volume related adjustments which may apply."

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  Reply # 948920 10-Dec-2013 20:06 Send private message

ilovemusic: in the fine print they say;

"cost reflects the average invoiced purchase price of the product but does not include any volume related adjustments which may apply."


Also as is many times discussed in discussion threads elsewhere before, cost is whatever they designate as cost. My 'cost' includes freight, staff etc.

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  Reply # 949451 11-Dec-2013 15:43 Send private message

I think somebody was asking about tools from Amazon earlier, may have ebena  different thread but anyway Amazon have $25 off if you spend over $100 or something like that.

EDIT - I think that applies to certain brands, Dewalt, Bosch etc.

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  Reply # 949462 11-Dec-2013 15:52 Send private message

I recently bought an Xbox 360 bundle from EB Games. My understanding from what they said was that they basically buy their stock at full price and then MS rebates them. Because of this they have little control over the price they can sell consoles at.

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  Reply # 950504 11-Dec-2013 17:10 Send private message

I was at JB Hifi last night; quite q full house actually. don't know about others yet I got a couple of Panasonic 1.5M HDMI cables (priced at 39.99) for just over $11 each; make me wonder what margin these stuff attracts :)

Also got a few Blu Ray movies, like the Prometheus Collector's Set (4Disc) for just $18, a real good bargain as the set includes 2 BD50 disc for the movie and feature, 1 BD50 3D version, and 1DVD version as well

A messenger bag priced at $99 was sold to me at around $55...

I guess for people wanting to but laptops, TVs, speakers and cameras it would be quite an interesting and productive night...

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  Reply # 950507 11-Dec-2013 17:14 Send private message

check ali baba ... i'd say cost price is $2 but that's a guess




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  Reply # 950514 11-Dec-2013 17:24 Send private message

zhuyan: I was at JB Hifi last night; quite q full house actually. don't know about others yet I got a couple of Panasonic 1.5M HDMI cables (priced at 39.99) for just over $11 each; make me wonder what margin these stuff attracts :)

Also got a few Blu Ray movies, like the Prometheus Collector's Set (4Disc) for just $18, a real good bargain as the set includes 2 BD50 disc for the movie and feature, 1 BD50 3D version, and 1DVD version as well

A messenger bag priced at $99 was sold to me at around $55...

I guess for people wanting to but laptops, TVs, speakers and cameras it would be quite an interesting and productive night...


Often it is the accessories where retailers make their money, and not so much on the main item. The fact that you can still buy good  HDMI cables for $5 from overseas including postage shows the sort of margins that are on them.

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  Reply # 950782 12-Dec-2013 09:14 Send private message

Pebble Watch at $20 off retail on this link.

getpebble.com


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  Reply # 951298 12-Dec-2013 22:31 Send private message

playtech 15% off everything except the items excluded in the list on there website. those can get 5% off however. starts tomorrow, friday only. also some items at 13% off (random as) type in BLACKFRIDAY2 coupon code




gz ftw

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  Reply # 951367 13-Dec-2013 07:18 Send private message

b0untypure1: ... type in BLACKFRIDAY2 coupon code


playtech: Incorrect voucher code BLACKFRIDAY2.
Enter another voucher code or remove voucher code and continue checkout.


Maybe it's too early in the morning.  I will try again later.





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