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Topic # 59733 10-Apr-2010 19:04
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http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/deals-and-events/my-sky-hdi

I went in today to sign up. At first the salesperson said that I had to purchase a tv or something else (I didn't ask what) in order to get the deal. He had shown me a brochure and nowhere on there or on their website did it say 'purchase required', which I told him. After some discussion with another person, he said that yes, I can get the free install and he took my details.

(I've saved a pic of the website just in case they decide to change it to purchase required.)

I've received a confirmation email from Sky with a bit more detail, but pretty much saying what is on the Harvey Norman website. I'll get a call within 5 working days to get an appointment set up.

So if you've been thinking of getting mysky, now's a good time!




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  Reply # 316942 11-Apr-2010 08:34
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The bigger news here is that Harvey Norman now have a proper website that has more than 3 static pages that never change on it.




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  Reply # 317223 12-Apr-2010 09:14
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mentalinc: The bigger news here is that Harvey Norman now have a proper website that has more than 3 static pages that never change on it.


This is actually huge. 




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  Reply # 321450 21-Apr-2010 20:30
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Randomly works. Went in and did it. They didn't even ask for a purchase. Were very happy to put it through.

Saved me $99 because I was going to get it installed at some point. 6 Free PPV movies is a nice little treat to.

Why is Harvey Norman doing this? Getting me in the door? I went straight to the counter, and straight out again. Bizzare.


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  Reply # 321549 22-Apr-2010 08:06
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JohnstonDJ: Randomly works. Went in and did it. They didn't even ask for a purchase. Were very happy to put it through.

Saved me $99 because I was going to get it installed at some point. 6 Free PPV movies is a nice little treat to.

Why is Harvey Norman doing this? Getting me in the door? I went straight to the counter, and straight out again. Bizzare.



I would assume a kickback of some sort - very standard sort of stuff. 

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  Reply # 321582 22-Apr-2010 10:15
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I was wanting to sign up to MySky HDi, and also get multiroom (so keep my Digital decoder & put it in the bedroom, which would require a cable) - guessing the multiroom option isn't included in this deal at all?

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  Reply # 321588 22-Apr-2010 10:27
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Byrned:
JohnstonDJ: Randomly works. Went in and did it. They didn't even ask for a purchase. Were very happy to put it through.

Saved me $99 because I was going to get it installed at some point. 6 Free PPV movies is a nice little treat to.

Why is Harvey Norman doing this? Getting me in the door? I went straight to the counter, and straight out again. Bizzare.



I would assume a kickback of some sort - very standard sort of stuff. 


Yeah I'd assumed that.

Sky is already getting $99 less for installation than a stock standard one (not including the cost of the PPV movies), and on top of that having to do a kick-back to Harvey Norman. It makes sense, it just puts Sky a little out of pocket than I would have assumed they would have usually done.


huxtable: I was wanting to sign up to MySky HDi, and also get multiroom (so keep my Digital decoder & put it in the bedroom, which would require a cable) - guessing the multiroom option isn't included in this deal at all?


You go in and give them your details then sky calls you later that day. It entitled you to a free my-sky installation. You should be able to ask the call-centre person to organize multi-room at the same time. The way I see it you should be able to get away just paying for the multi-room installation, not the my-sky installation.

EDIT: adding my reply to huxtable.


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  Reply # 321667 22-Apr-2010 13:25
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I hardly think sky lose anything.

I have Sky HDi plus multiroom - a pretty typical setup these days I think for MySky users.

My bill each month is around $120 I think, so over 12 months they get from me close to $1500.

This includes the $120 per year that I pay to lease the decoder from them, which I suspect is close to the actual cost that sky would be paying for the decoders, so plenty of padding there when an average subscriber stays with them for probably at least 3-5years. I've certainly been a subscriber for close to 1o years now.

Another way to look at it is the way they most likely do. It costs us $x to get a MySky customer through advertising. Or we can give $y + carrot (carrot is free install and 6 PPV movies in this case) to HN who will promote to and sign up customer.  Advertising is not cheap so x is probably rather large, especially if you compare to the cost of y. Its probably so cheap that they even give HN money to market the promo.

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  Reply # 321689 22-Apr-2010 14:26
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I saw mention of this promotion on another thread here. I went in on Tuesday, salesperson entered my details and few minutes later I was out the door and was expecting a phone call within 5 days. It wasnt even 5 hours and I got the call. The SKY rep told me the next available slot for tech visit would be next week on Wednesday, no problem. I got a call yesterday to say he can come around today, a week early. He left about an hour ago and all happy happy. Very impressed with the service from start to finish and yes it was a saving for me as it has been on my 'things to do' list since December.

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  Reply # 331998 19-May-2010 22:06
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Hi fellas,

just curious, is this deal basically just a "free connection"? Or does it include the decoder as well?

I'm already a Sky subscriber. So what I'd like to confirm that I receive the following:

free install/connection
free decoder
6 free ppv movies

And all I have to do is sign on the dotted line and pay $15 on top of my normal subscription (+$10 optional for a HD Access Ticket)? If that's the case, I'm sold :)

If the decoder is not included, how do I go about getting one? Looked on Sky's website but could not find anywhere that mentions you can get them "stand-alone".

Cheers

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  Reply # 332005 19-May-2010 22:30
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You pay an extra $15 for the monthly rent of the mySkyHDi set-top box (decoder)...so yes they will take the old digital decoder and swap it for a new HDi one.

You also have the option of paying $599 to 'buy' the decoder (although you dont actually own it) and then you wont pay any extra per month (unless you want the HD ticket).

I believe that One, 2 & TV3 show HD content without needing the HD ticket.




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  Reply # 332018 19-May-2010 23:19
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Sweet, thanks mate. All roads lead to Harvey Norman tomorrow then :)

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