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  #2451927 1-Apr-2020 08:29
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Apparently, Noel Leeming consider a $2000 Nespresso machine essential but a $200 slow cooker isn’t. That seems odd.





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  #2451937 1-Apr-2020 08:39
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Geektastic: Apparently, Noel Leeming consider a $2000 Nespresso machine essential but a $200 slow cooker isn’t. That seems odd.

 

Bwahahah, did you think that this was about ESSENTIALS, no this is about ESSENTIAL profits :)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2451940 1-Apr-2020 08:42
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No arts or crafts are considered essential at The Warehouse, oh well

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  #2451944 1-Apr-2020 08:48
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dfnt: No arts or crafts are considered essential at The Warehouse, oh well

 

Do *you* consider them essential?

 

 


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  #2451950 1-Apr-2020 08:50
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networkn:

 

dfnt: No arts or crafts are considered essential at The Warehouse, oh well

 

Do *you* consider them essential?

 

 

I'd consider them the same as office supplies, it looks like we're all going to be home schooling for a while.


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  #2451960 1-Apr-2020 08:59
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meesham:

 

 

 

I'd consider them the same as office supplies, it looks like we're all going to be home schooling for a while.

 

 

If you can make anything appear essential if you try hard enough :)

 

It's school holidays :)


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  #2451965 1-Apr-2020 09:03
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networkn:

Geektastic: Apparently, Noel Leeming consider a $2000 Nespresso machine essential but a $200 slow cooker isn’t. That seems odd.


Bwahahah, did you think that this was about ESSENTIALS, no this is about ESSENTIAL profits :)


 



Yet I can buy kettles, toasters, iPads and so on. A slow cooker is a cooker. We’re supposed to be able to buy cookers.





 
 
 
 


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  #2451990 1-Apr-2020 09:16
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Waiting for PB to open.

 

I've got two lads and one semi-decent gaming PC. I'v been planning an upgrade of the second machine for ages and right now I'm wishing I'd got the bits for the upgrade before the event.

 

Essential? For domestic peace, yes.

 

It's also the only way I can bribe the big one into the sunshine.

 

 


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  #2451995 1-Apr-2020 09:20
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Geektastic: Apparently, Noel Leeming consider a $2000 Nespresso machine essential but a $200 slow cooker isn’t. That seems odd.

 



Yet I can buy kettles, toasters, iPads and so on. A slow cooker is a cooker. We’re supposed to be able to buy cookers.

 

Have you tried Briscoes? https://www.briscoes.co.nz/search/?s=slow+cooker

 

 

 

 





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  #2452000 1-Apr-2020 09:25
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It will probably be cheaper, they are having a rare sale.

 

 


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  #2452019 1-Apr-2020 09:54
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Re: people asking why some products from the same category aren't available...

 

Often, it will be due to the stores not having enough stock within their chain - meaning they can't realistically supply.

 

'Good' retailers will make this unavailable... poor retailers will try and string the sale along until the point they can get stock from the (closed) suppliers.


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networkn:

 

meesham:

 

 

 

I'd consider them the same as office supplies, it looks like we're all going to be home schooling for a while.

 

 

If you can make anything appear essential if you try hard enough :)

 

It's school holidays :)

 

 

Not at most of the private schools





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  #2452068 1-Apr-2020 10:51
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networkn:

 

dfnt: No arts or crafts are considered essential at The Warehouse, oh well

 

Do *you* consider them essential?

 

 

No they aren't, but doing arts and crafts in these times can be good for mental health and wellbeing

 

I was hoping they'd be considered "school supplies" but The Warehouse has no school supplies listed as essential, just office stationary 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2452115 1-Apr-2020 11:19
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Ok so it seems some stores are reopening to sell "essential goods"

 

Has the government said that the crisis is over?

 

I thought that the idea of the lockdown was to minamise human to human interaction as much as possible?

 

The "essential goods" stores will need staff, the items will need couriers to deliver.

 

I do hope that they are outfitting them in full protection gear?

 

That seems like a whole lot of interaction?

 

I just wonder how essential these goods will be when one is in the icu fighting for life worse dead?

 

hmm that sounds a tad melodramatic? or honest?

 

 





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  #2452182 1-Apr-2020 11:34
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Far as I know, stores aren't opening, just the online bit of them, and I've seen PBTech and such saying couriers would be contactless, which I presume means no signing or it just goes in your post box.





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