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# 179038 24-Aug-2015 12:09
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From the email.......

You're invited to JB Hi-Fi's Family & Friends sale this Tuesday 25th August from 6pm to 9pm. For one night only, JB is offering Cost* + GST off their famous low ticket prices (see exclusions below)^. So head in to your local JB store this Tuesday to take advantage of awesome discounts on TVs, Cameras, Computers, Games and loads more or pick up a great Father's Day gift for Dad. Plus check out the great range of small appliances & whiteware# at JB Hi-Fi Home stores. JB, you've done it again!

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  # 1373069 24-Aug-2015 13:47
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Sounds like an advert. As per previous threads on these types of promotions, they may not offer the best deals, especially as the costs are not transparent.

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  # 1373074 24-Aug-2015 13:51
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damn I'm too busy that day checking out the Briscoes sale

 
 
 
 


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  # 1373121 24-Aug-2015 14:51
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Wait? What? There's a Briscoes sale on?! wtf, argh I can't go to either due to the Godfrey's Best Ever Sale :( 

Troll over :\

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  # 1373140 24-Aug-2015 15:14
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Well, I for one say thanks for posting this... I was wondering when the next one will be.

I'm under no misunderstandings as to the often questionable value of these 'events' and the dodgy nature of the pricing involved, but they can be occasionally useful - eg I want to look at getting a Kobo for my son's birthday, they're one of the few retailers that sell these, and I've not seen them reduce the price over the past few months. The only problem is that it's only on stuff already in stock, so I'll not bother going unless this is the case.

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  # 1373166 24-Aug-2015 15:37
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jonathan18: Well, I for one say thanks for posting this... I was wondering when the next one will be.

I'm under no misunderstandings as to the often questionable value of these 'events' and the dodgy nature of the pricing involved, but they can be occasionally useful - eg I want to look at getting a Kobo for my son's birthday, they're one of the few retailers that sell these, and I've not seen them reduce the price over the past few months. The only problem is that it's only on stuff already in stock, so I'll not bother going unless this is the case.


You should ring them and ask what the price will be and availability, and if they can put one aside. If they won't, then that may tell you something.
Many of these types of deals I suspect are  to get people into the store, so they can be upsold on other things. For example another retailer was advertising really cheap good brand TV's. When I went into the store, the storeman told me that it was their bottom of the range model and it was pretty rubbishy, but they could do me a deal on a better one. That maybe true, but I was only looking for something basic.  I could have got the  'deal' on the better model any day of the week, when they weren't having a promotion. But as I was now in the store, I was more likely to make a purchase, and more likely to be upsold.
Being a Farm card member, I can get this type of cost + % deal everyday with some retailers, and sometimes it isn't cheaper, than when they do their sale rotations. I suspect it works out good for things that they don't usually have on sale, such as some apple products, accessories etc.



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  # 1373190 24-Aug-2015 16:00
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Just copy and paste from the email.
Sometimes they have good deals, sometimes they don't.

Did not force you to read it and was posted in the correct thread.




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  # 1373194 24-Aug-2015 16:03
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Agree. It can be a good sale for certain items.

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  # 1373202 24-Aug-2015 16:13
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You should hold off though, I believe harvey norman are having a sale shortly .

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  # 1373203 24-Aug-2015 16:13
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mattwnz: You should ring them and ask what the price will be and availability, and if they can put one aside. If they won't, then that may tell you something.
Many of these types of deals I suspect are  to get people into the store, so they can be upsold on other things. For example another retailer was advertising really cheap good brand TV's. When I went into the store, the storeman told me that it was their bottom of the range model and it was pretty rubbishy, but they could do me a deal on a better one. That maybe true, but I was only looking for something basic.  I could have got the  'deal' on the better model any day of the week, when they weren't having a promotion. But as I was now in the store, I was more likely to make a purchase, and more likely to be upsold.
Being a Farm card member, I can get this type of cost + % deal everyday with some retailers, and sometimes it isn't cheaper, than when they do their sale rotations. I suspect it works out good for things that they don't usually have on sale, such as some apple products, accessories etc.


I have spoken to them and apparently they've got some Kobo readers in stock, but not sure what models! But, critically, they said they'll be able to order it in from a different store if they don't have it in stock, so that makes it worthwhile going in tomorrow.

I too get a standard discount through work from NL, but they don't stock Kobo products; sometimes the discount from that can be substantial (was the cheapest way to purchase a UE Mega Boom compared to any sale prices on it I've seen since), other times it's just a joke. It's still worth checking it out if you're needing to buy something - I just make sure I'm prepared with having researched the price I would have otherwise been able to get the same item for, eg by checking prices and price history on pricespy.

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  # 1373229 24-Aug-2015 16:48
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surfisup1000: You should hold off though, I believe harvey norman are having a sale shortly .


you've already missed their biggest ever sale last week




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  # 1373232 24-Aug-2015 16:50
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Jokes aside, anyone know what sort of deals they offer on Xbox One consoles?

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  # 1373285 24-Aug-2015 18:10
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joker97:
surfisup1000: You should hold off though, I believe harvey norman are having a sale shortly .


you've already missed their biggest ever sale last week


Damn! I will have to wait another 5 days until the biggest ever ever sale.




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  # 1373301 24-Aug-2015 19:14
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To help sum this up...
Towards the end of the month, all the retailers will hold their biggest sales in order to make budget.
If you need to buy something big, wait for the last weekend of the month.
Or, if you're really into waiting, the end of the financial year is far more important to them, so that, and Boxing Day, are where you really save!

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  # 1373302 24-Aug-2015 19:14
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These sales are often only good for trade in stuff like 2nd hand games as their cost is not a lot.

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  # 1373455 25-Aug-2015 03:02
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Looks like Sonos is not specifically excluded - and that's always hard to get much of a discount on. But you can bet there won't be any in stock - thus ruling it out.

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