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  Reply # 1457677 27-Dec-2015 10:33
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OmniouS: My girlfriend and I went to Noel Leeming when they opened at 7:30 am this morning. 

We were about third in line and managed to get the last two 32GB Galaxy S6 phones @ $649 before they sold out. Apparently they only had 5 or so per store



We may be eligible for the $200 Samsung store voucher as well so we'll try our luck there (http://www.samsung.com/nz/anz/). 

Overall, we're really happy with our purchases this morning :)

Can you scan or take picture of receipt? I wonder would anyone price match this offer

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  Reply # 1457685 27-Dec-2015 11:21
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If anyone got a few of the Samsung M7 Speakers, and would consider parting with one, I'd be incredible grateful if you would PM me. 


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  Reply # 1457715 27-Dec-2015 14:40
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I caved and ended up buying the Panasonic Automatic Espresso Machine at Harvey Norman today... I was actually going to wait until end of next year before purchasing one as we are building our new house and was going to wait until then. But the price got me...

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  Reply # 1457717 27-Dec-2015 14:46
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Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799:

 

http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?

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  Reply # 1457728 27-Dec-2015 15:04
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dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Yes it is $2299 which seems right as the original RRP was GBP900 in late 2013, although that was ridiculous because you can buy a Jura. It doesn't matter now as the deal is so GOOD.

Well I can confirm the coffee quality is very good and it can be very hot. (I'm not a hardcore coffee snob....yet.)

But also I have to say the milk temp is not high enough, you need to pre-warm the chilled milk in microwave to around 40 degrees before feeding to the  Panasonic, then you can have a perfect hot coffee/milk combination. I think that's a minor issue i can live with, also I have a frothing jug which can do the milk part.($20 from Countdown last month).






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  Reply # 1457729 27-Dec-2015 15:09
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dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Looking up this equivalent model, it looks like it was 500 pounds in the UK, which last year would have been around $800-$1000. I am wondering where the $2300 price tag on the box came from. Were they advertising that it was discounted by that much?

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  Reply # 1457731 27-Dec-2015 15:11
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It was originally 900 pounds Matt. It only took me a quick google to learn that...



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  Reply # 1457732 27-Dec-2015 15:12
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dunnersdude: It was originally 900 pounds Matt. It only took me a quick google to learn that...


Originally maybe, but it was selling more recently for 500 pounds as shown at http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/home-appliances/coffee-machines/53350/panasonic-nc-za1-review
That price also includes VAT which is more than our GST in NZ.These type of things often drop a lot in price after they are released, especially if they aren't too popular at the higher price.


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  Reply # 1457734 27-Dec-2015 15:16
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And since when did overseas pricing ever translate to what we pay in NZ? We all know by now Harvey Norman doesn't change white sticker pricing even as price falls over time. They just keep the ticketed price and advertise discounts.

I was just in a Dick Smith with a "Clearance" sign over their PS4s at $569.



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  Reply # 1457738 27-Dec-2015 15:21
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dunnersdude: And since when did overseas pricing ever translate to what we pay in NZ? We all know by now Harvey Norman doesn't change white sticker pricing even as price falls over time. They just keep the ticketed price and advertise discounts.

I was just in a Dick Smith with a "Clearance" sign over their PS4s at $569.


It is a psychological thing too, because people think they are getting a far better discount than they are really getting. I have been caught out by this too. This is why it is always a good idea to google the product, and to see what it is selling for elsewhere, rather than rely on the white sticker price on the box, which maybe higher than the current RRP  on the  manufacturers website, which the manufacturer may change from time to time.

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  Reply # 1457742 27-Dec-2015 15:27
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mattwnz:
dunnersdude: And since when did overseas pricing ever translate to what we pay in NZ? We all know by now Harvey Norman doesn't change white sticker pricing even as price falls over time. They just keep the ticketed price and advertise discounts.

I was just in a Dick Smith with a "Clearance" sign over their PS4s at $569.


It is a psychological thing too, because people think they are getting a far better discount than they are really getting. I have been caught out by this too. This is why it is always a good idea to google the product, and to see what it is selling for elsewhere, rather than rely on the white sticker price on the box, which maybe higher than the current RRP  on the  manufacturers website, which the manufacturer may change from time to time.


My original post referred the Panasonic model to the Sunbeam EM9300 which is in the around $1000 price range. 

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  Reply # 1457759 27-Dec-2015 15:38
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Huchiz:
dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Yes it is $2299 which seems right as the original RRP was GBP900 in late 2013, although that was ridiculous because you can buy a Jura. It doesn't matter now as the deal is so GOOD.

Well I can confirm the coffee quality is very good and it can be very hot. (I'm not a hardcore coffee snob....yet.)

But also I have to say the milk temp is not high enough, you need to pre-warm the chilled milk in microwave to around 40 degrees before feeding to the  Panasonic, then you can have a perfect hot coffee/milk combination. I think that's a minor issue i can live with, also I have a frothing jug which can do the milk part.($20 from Countdown last month).





Is that Countdown frother you got the Cafeitaly frother? Does it get the milk nice and hot?

When I get around to opening my Panasonic, I'm thinking of trying to hunt down a Aerocinno3 frother as I've heard they are pretty good.

I was originally considering purchasing the Nespresso Citiz which comes with the Aerocinno3 which takes the capsules. But after this Panasonic deal came up, I caved...

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  Reply # 1457768 27-Dec-2015 15:51
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540trickzter:
Huchiz:
dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Yes it is $2299 which seems right as the original RRP was GBP900 in late 2013, although that was ridiculous because you can buy a Jura. It doesn't matter now as the deal is so GOOD.

Well I can confirm the coffee quality is very good and it can be very hot. (I'm not a hardcore coffee snob....yet.)

But also I have to say the milk temp is not high enough, you need to pre-warm the chilled milk in microwave to around 40 degrees before feeding to the  Panasonic, then you can have a perfect hot coffee/milk combination. I think that's a minor issue i can live with, also I have a frothing jug which can do the milk part.($20 from Countdown last month).





Is that Countdown frother you got the Cafeitaly frother? Does it get the milk nice and hot?

When I get around to opening my Panasonic, I'm thinking of trying to hunt down a Aerocinno3 frother as I've heard they are pretty good.

I was originally considering purchasing the Nespresso Citiz which comes with the Aerocinno3 which takes the capsules. But after this Panasonic deal came up, I caved...


Yes the Cafeitaly one. It is good and consistently hot in high 60 degrees range. The whisk is also a nice “spindle-less design”, much better than the Warehouse equivalent. Normal price is $49 which I think is too high because you can get Nespresso Inissia with Aeroccino3 for $99. 

I was originally planing to buy a Breville BES840 and a grinder. Also after seeing the Panasonic......

If you buy the Panny, my advise is please do buy the extended warranty unless you only plan to keep it for a year. The automatic espresso machine probably is the most prone to fail home appliance, doesn't matter which brand. 

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  Reply # 1457770 27-Dec-2015 15:55
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Huchiz:
540trickzter:
Huchiz:
dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Yes it is $2299 which seems right as the original RRP was GBP900 in late 2013, although that was ridiculous because you can buy a Jura. It doesn't matter now as the deal is so GOOD.

Well I can confirm the coffee quality is very good and it can be very hot. (I'm not a hardcore coffee snob....yet.)

But also I have to say the milk temp is not high enough, you need to pre-warm the chilled milk in microwave to around 40 degrees before feeding to the  Panasonic, then you can have a perfect hot coffee/milk combination. I think that's a minor issue i can live with, also I have a frothing jug which can do the milk part.($20 from Countdown last month).





Is that Countdown frother you got the Cafeitaly frother? Does it get the milk nice and hot?

When I get around to opening my Panasonic, I'm thinking of trying to hunt down a Aerocinno3 frother as I've heard they are pretty good.

I was originally considering purchasing the Nespresso Citiz which comes with the Aerocinno3 which takes the capsules. But after this Panasonic deal came up, I caved...


Yes the Cafeitaly one. It is good and consistently hot in high 60 degrees range. The whisk is also a nice “spindle-less design”, much better than the Warehouse equivalent. Normal price is $49 which I think is too high because you can get Nespresso Inissia with Aeroccino3 for $99. 

I was originally planing to buy a Breville BES840 and a grinder. Also after seeing the Panasonic......

If you buy the Panny, my advise is please do buy the extended warranty unless you only plan to keep it for a year. The automatic espresso machine probably is the most prone to fail home appliance, doesn't matter which brand. 


See my post near the top of the page. I already bought it today...

I didn't buy the extended warranty...

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  Reply # 1457773 27-Dec-2015 16:05
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540trickzter:
Huchiz:
540trickzter:
Huchiz:
dacraka:
Huchiz: Probably the best automatic espresso machine deal this year. 

Check at the Panasonic NC-ZA1 from HN, and for an additional $59 you have 4 years warranty, that is peace in mind for an automatic machine. Yes, they WILL fail.

It's almost the same as Sunbeam EM9300, both are rebranded of a German/Chinese WIK 7535. But as Panasonic approves it, also at this price and warranty terms it can't be beaten. 



The "Price Trend" seems to say that the old price was $799: http://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-Automatic-NC-ZA1HST/p-894228498.aspx

Does your white label say "$2,299.00" on the box? Can't seem to see from the photo that you uploaded?


Yes it is $2299 which seems right as the original RRP was GBP900 in late 2013, although that was ridiculous because you can buy a Jura. It doesn't matter now as the deal is so GOOD.

Well I can confirm the coffee quality is very good and it can be very hot. (I'm not a hardcore coffee snob....yet.)

But also I have to say the milk temp is not high enough, you need to pre-warm the chilled milk in microwave to around 40 degrees before feeding to the  Panasonic, then you can have a perfect hot coffee/milk combination. I think that's a minor issue i can live with, also I have a frothing jug which can do the milk part.($20 from Countdown last month).



Is that Countdown frother you got the Cafeitaly frother? Does it get the milk nice and hot?

When I get around to opening my Panasonic, I'm thinking of trying to hunt down a Aerocinno3 frother as I've heard they are pretty good.

I was originally considering purchasing the Nespresso Citiz which comes with the Aerocinno3 which takes the capsules. But after this Panasonic deal came up, I caved...


Yes the Cafeitaly one. It is good and consistently hot in high 60 degrees range. The whisk is also a nice “spindle-less design”, much better than the Warehouse equivalent. Normal price is $49 which I think is too high because you can get Nespresso Inissia with Aeroccino3 for $99. 

I was originally planing to buy a Breville BES840 and a grinder. Also after seeing the Panasonic......

If you buy the Panny, my advise is please do buy the extended warranty unless you only plan to keep it for a year. The automatic espresso machine probably is the most prone to fail home appliance, doesn't matter which brand. 


See my post near the top of the page. I already bought it today...

I didn't buy the extended warranty...


Well it's just my opinion anyway. But I think you can still go back to HW and get the warranty. 

How do you find the milk temperature on your one?


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