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  #1146087 2-Oct-2014 21:41
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Just bought a $7 phone inc sim for the inlaws. The 60" LG Plasma for $998 seems pretty good.

Now if only there was 5.1 speaker deal . . . .  

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  #1146117 2-Oct-2014 22:12
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33coupe: Just bought a $7 phone inc sim for the inlaws. The 60" LG Plasma for $998 seems pretty good.

Now if only there was 5.1 speaker deal . . . .  


beware cheap plasmas - they tend to be utterly awful. find models and reviews.

 
 
 
 


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  #1146140 2-Oct-2014 22:32
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It's full HD, has a few HDMI inputs and a wifi adaptor... for the money, it's big and cheap.
It's no VT60 Panasonic... but you'd struggle to get one of them! Certainly not for under a grand!!!!

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  #1146669 3-Oct-2014 14:55
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Bring back the stupid we'll cover the prices in black paper sale, that was off the charts stupid and really gave me a laugh.

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  #1146677 3-Oct-2014 15:10
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dolsen:
stuntah:
loceff13: http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/printers-and-office/printers/brother-hl1110-mono-laser-printer.html

$9 laser printer after $30 rebate



If you use coupon code WELCOME5 it becomes $4 :)


Thanks for that - worked well. Really moved the purchase into being a good deal :-)
Just a note - you have to edit the cart to apply the coupon, not at the payment end of the process.



Thanks ;-)

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  #1146895 3-Oct-2014 19:19
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Popped in today as was passing. Didn't see any particular good deals. I was interested in the samsung  galaxy mini 2 they were advertising on their TV ad, as a phone for a parent, but no sign of it anywhere and looks to have been removed from their website.. Lots of $7 and $12 basic phones though.

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  #1146949 3-Oct-2014 20:54
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went in today to pick up the $4 printer - apart from that it is hardly anything worthwhile. Kettle I bought from them a year ago for $79 was retailing for over $120. Lots of customers in there 'think' they are getting good deals 

 
 
 
 




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  #1148181 6-Oct-2014 12:47
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Jaxson: Bring back the stupid we'll cover the prices in black paper sale, that was off the charts stupid and really gave me a laugh.

It may have been mega stupid, but it got people through the door, haha! 

Curiosity bankrupted the cat.





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  #1148246 6-Oct-2014 15:00
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DravidDavid:
Jaxson: Bring back the stupid we'll cover the prices in black paper sale, that was off the charts stupid and really gave me a laugh.

It may have been mega stupid, but it got people through the door, haha! 

Curiosity bankrupted the cat.


Many I saw didn't last long in the shop though having come in to check it out.

By a few hours into it all the covers had been removed as people were just giving up and walking out, rather than having to lift a flap every time they were interested in something.



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  #1148259 6-Oct-2014 15:12
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Jaxson:
DravidDavid:
Jaxson: Bring back the stupid we'll cover the prices in black paper sale, that was off the charts stupid and really gave me a laugh.

It may have been mega stupid, but it got people through the door, haha! 

Curiosity bankrupted the cat.


Many I saw didn't last long in the shop though having come in to check it out.

By a few hours into it all the covers had been removed as people were just giving up and walking out, rather than having to lift a flap every time they were interested in something.


I bet all that mattered to the manager was the CCTV footage of the foot traffic though ;)  I thought it was a stupid idea too...But I have to admit, even I had a burning urge to know what was behind the flaps as I walked past.  To someone who actually had money, sometimes all it takes is something like that to lure them in to the store and buy that thing they have been putting off buying for months.





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  #1148317 6-Oct-2014 16:05
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We picked up a printer for the office, a phone for the inlaws, a Smoker and quite a few Xmas gifts all at very good prices and managed to get some further discounts out of them. All in all a good sale.




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  #1166486 1-Nov-2014 15:06
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those who bought the brother laser printer, can I ask how you set it up. I dare not rip up everything in case I need to return it.

It doesn't have wifi I presume?
So the only way to set it is with a USB cable?
My box has NO usb cable in it!

Please help :D




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  #1166504 1-Nov-2014 16:06
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It has been common for years for printers to not come with a method of connecting to the computer.

It started in around 2000 when I was selling computer gear. I remember having to buy boxes of parallel cables from Computer Dynamics and coping abuse for no parallel cable being included in the box.




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  #1166505 1-Nov-2014 16:08
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I figured out from Google and the contents graphics on the box that out didn't come with one. Oh well since it's only $4 I bought one from Trademe for $2 pickup.




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  #1167794 3-Nov-2014 17:01
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No, it doesn't come with usb cable. You will know that if you have read online manual in advance.

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