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Topic # 157533 3-Dec-2014 23:03
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I heard today that the new JB Hifi store in Wairau Rd is opening tomorrow:


something different about this store is that there is a dedicated Microsoft area within this JB Hifi - think of it as a Microsoft store within the JB Hifi store.

I'm told that there will be specials(*), amongst both the Microsoft section, and across the store. Might be worth dropping in and taking a look.

(*) sorry, no idea what's on special, how much, etc. 




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  Reply # 1188364 4-Dec-2014 00:37
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If they have a Surface 3 for $500 I'm going to buy one!

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  Reply # 1188397 4-Dec-2014 05:57
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networkn: If they have a Surface 3 for $500 I'm going to buy one!



hahaha, i don't think it would be


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1188402 4-Dec-2014 06:42
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yes indeed, selling Surface Pro 3 for below manufacturing cost can't be a smart idea

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  Reply # 1188462 4-Dec-2014 09:04
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nathan: yes indeed, selling Surface Pro 3 for below manufacturing cost can't be a smart idea


Fair enough I guess.  Although maybe MS could look at it as rewarding some customer loyalty.wink  After all, for many years these customers have lined the MS coffers by paying significant money for software that (notwithstanding development and maintenance) has a very, very low manufacturing cost.




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  Reply # 1188590 4-Dec-2014 12:30
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floydbloke: (notwithstanding development and maintenance)


But isn't that exactly what you are paying for???

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  Reply # 1188602 4-Dec-2014 12:52
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Satch:
floydbloke: (notwithstanding development and maintenance)


But isn't that exactly what you are paying for???


Yes it is.  But once you've reached critical mass the cost of sale does become very minimal, whereas opposed to hardware there are still significant material and build costs (more than $500 obviously for a Surface Pro 3).  I was just having a bit of a dig at corporate capitalism.





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  Reply # 1188617 4-Dec-2014 12:54
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floydbloke:
Satch:
floydbloke: (notwithstanding development and maintenance)


But isn't that exactly what you are paying for???


Yes it is.  But once you've reached critical mass the cost of sale does become very minimal, whereas opposed to hardware there are still significant material and build costs (more than $500 obviously for a Surface Pro 3).  I was just having a bit of a dig at corporate capitalism.



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  Reply # 1188628 4-Dec-2014 13:24
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Back to the sale, has anyone been in yet? Im supposed to be somewhere at 2:30 and wondering if it worth a quick look on the way.




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  Reply # 1188651 4-Dec-2014 14:11
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They had a PS4 game bundle for $89. Includes LBP3, Driveclub and Singstar (which the guy said I could trade in for $30)

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  Reply # 1188652 4-Dec-2014 14:11
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For people wondering where it is, it's apparently at 7 Link Drive (next to Placemakers where Carpet Court & Hunters Furniture used to be).

They had an ad in the Herald today, the specials didn't look overly exciting though.

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  Reply # 1188711 4-Dec-2014 15:03
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Average sale. Got more controllers for the consoles their special price was the same as m ape.




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  Reply # 1188716 4-Dec-2014 15:06
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back from new jb, huge store, not much good deals today, was looking around for like 10mins, not a staff came and greeted or ask to help, many staff dont seem busy at all.

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  Reply # 1188741 4-Dec-2014 15:30
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I had no end of peolle offering to help.




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  Reply # 1188746 4-Dec-2014 15:35
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I'm just pleased I have a JB Hifi nearby, now.





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  Reply # 1188787 4-Dec-2014 17:02
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: They had a PS4 game bundle for $89. Includes LBP3, Driveclub and Singstar (which the guy said I could trade in for $30)


the same game bundle is $75 in mightyape

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