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Topic # 185561 27-Nov-2015 13:50
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Save up to $1000 on ThinkPad laptops, ThinkCentre desktops, ThinkStation workstations with coupon BLACKFRIDAY (27th – 30th Nov).

This offer is limited to ThinkPad laptops, ThinkCentre desktops and ThinkStation workstations. In education store, offer excludes Yoga 260, X250, X1 Carbon, 11e, Tablet 10 and Helix 2


Lenovo offer here.




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  Reply # 1436448 27-Nov-2015 23:41
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  Reply # 1437006 28-Nov-2015 19:52
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Any actual deals worthy of posting here?



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  Reply # 1437007 28-Nov-2015 19:59
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I didn't look around - I am told it includes desktops, laptops and tablets. I guess you have to put into the cart, add the code and see if anything happens.






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  Reply # 1437010 28-Nov-2015 20:04
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freitasm: Save up to $1000 on ThinkPad laptops, ThinkCentre desktops, ThinkStation workstations with coupon BLACKFRIDAY (27th – 30th Nov).

This offer is limited to ThinkPad laptops, ThinkCentre desktops and ThinkStation workstations. In education store, offer excludes Yoga 260, X250, X1 Carbon, 11e, Tablet 10 and Helix 2


Lenovo offer here.


This is not so great as they make it sound. 

eg, the so called RRP of the X1 is $2300, but, the 'price' is always $2000 (it has a permanent $300 discount). 

The  black friday price is $1956 - so, lenovo says this is great you are saving $344 off the 'RRP', but in actual fact you are only saving $44 off the normal 'out the door' price.  

So, despite the massive marketing spin you are only getting a 2% discount. 

In addition, lenovo have boosted the price of some of their optional extras, so you might end up paying more for certain configurations (better display/memory etc) on  black friday. Although, unsure if this is due to black friday or the prices for these options genuinely increased. 






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  Reply # 1437032 28-Nov-2015 21:33
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I was keeping an eye on the X250 on their website for a few months, and spotted that no matter what the sale/current deal was the total price (including the couple of accessories I wanted) never changed by more than around $50 - some weeks there was a percentage sale, on others there were free docks etc, but over the space of three months and numerous "special offers", the total price was about the same. In the end I fixed my x220 so didn't need to replace it, but I feel that on average the Lenovo sales are very similar to the Briscoes ones :)

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  Reply # 1437035 28-Nov-2015 21:38
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I've given up on Lenovo discounts. They never discount properly. Dell on the other hand ....

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As predicted, the black friday/monday deals have ended and the lenovo x1 has gone up from $1956 to $2000.Really, it is the same price .  Despite the massive enticement of "Save up to $1000 on ThinkPad laptops"

This is hugely misleading advertising, in my view. 


http://www3.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/X1-Carbon-3rd-Generation/p/22TP2TXX133?ipromoID=nzow_pub_hh1_x1carbon

X1 Carbon - i5 Build Your Own
Web Price:$2,299.00
After Instant Savings:
$1,999.00
inc. GST & delivery
Savings:$300.00


So lenovo say the price is $2,300, but you get savings of $300.   Is it a saving though when it is permanently on special? 

It really really irritates me.  Partly because I really want one and the price has remained $2000 for the last 11 months regardless of every promotion and/or sale. 





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  Reply # 1438666 1-Dec-2015 15:13
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Yeah pretty deceptive practice.

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  Reply # 1438672 1-Dec-2015 15:26
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surfisup1000: As predicted, the black friday/monday deals have ended and the lenovo x1 has gone up from $1956 to $2000.Really, it is the same price .  Despite the massive enticement of "Save up to $1000 on ThinkPad laptops"

This is hugely misleading advertising, in my view. 


http://www3.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/X1-Carbon-3rd-Generation/p/22TP2TXX133?ipromoID=nzow_pub_hh1_x1carbon

X1 Carbon - i5 Build Your Own
Web Price:$2,299.00
After Instant Savings:
$1,999.00
inc. GST & delivery
Savings:$300.00


So lenovo say the price is $2,300, but you get savings of $300.   Is it a saving though when it is permanently on special? 

It really really irritates me.  Partly because I really want one and the price has remained $2000 for the last 11 months regardless of every promotion and/or sale. 




 

 



 

Sounds like they are very close to the edge of the law regarding advertising promo prices.

 

If you can be bothered complain under the fair trading act.

 

Personally I'd CC Leneovo in on the complaint email as I am not sure the comcom has resources to investigate results, maybe I'm just a cynic these days.

 



http://www.comcom.govt.nz/fair-trading/fair-trading-act-fact-sheets/pricing/

 


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  Reply # 1438673 1-Dec-2015 15:27
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I don't think they are a NZ company. If that is so they are not subject to the laws of this country. Heck probably not subject to any laws of any country!

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If they are charging and paying GST they are no doubt registered here to some extent.

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