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  #1542837 27-Apr-2016 15:07
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invisibleman18:

 

Just had a look in Featherston Street for the hell of it while walking past. Store is practically empty but they did have 6 32gb Ipods left at 25% off. If they go down further on the final day to clear them I might grab one.

 

 

Not sure why people still buy Ipods when your phone can hold your music? Save your money IMO


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  #1542847 27-Apr-2016 15:14
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mattwnz:It simply isn't worth buying from them for piss all saving. I would prefer to pay more to a company that is going to be around ina year to help with warranty or CGA claims if they occur.

 

 

 

 

Presumably you are aware that DSE will have a support phone number to deal with warranty issues(for goods sold during the receivers time running it). But yeah having no store fronts makes it a pain in the ass. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1542862 27-Apr-2016 15:39
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Finch:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Just had a look in Featherston Street for the hell of it while walking past. Store is practically empty but they did have 6 32gb Ipods left at 25% off. If they go down further on the final day to clear them I might grab one.

 

 

Not sure why people still buy Ipods when your phone can hold your music? Save your money IMO

 

 

 

 

Prefer to keep music and phone separate. Also Iphones or similar that can hold as much music are 2 or 3 times the price. Already have an older one anyway so need it, was just thinking if they go to 50% off or something on Friday afternoon to get rid of the last few.

 

Also prefer using a lower value device for for gym and running etc. Wouldn't be that comfortable using a $1000+ device while exercising.


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  #1542866 27-Apr-2016 15:43
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Finch:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Just had a look in Featherston Street for the hell of it while walking past. Store is practically empty but they did have 6 32gb Ipods left at 25% off. If they go down further on the final day to clear them I might grab one.

 

 

Not sure why people still buy Ipods when your phone can hold your music? Save your money IMO

 

 

 

 

I use my iPod nano when I'm out running or at the Gym as my 5.5" phone is too large to exercise with.


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  #1542872 27-Apr-2016 15:52
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Finch:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Just had a look in Featherston Street for the hell of it while walking past. Store is practically empty but they did have 6 32gb Ipods left at 25% off. If they go down further on the final day to clear them I might grab one.

 

 

Not sure why people still buy Ipods when your phone can hold your music? Save your money IMO

 

 

 

 

I prefer to have a separate device, because the phone is so big and bulky and heavy, compare to the size of an ipod. I suppose the compromise is an iphone SE / iphone 5 , but that is still thick and heavy compared to an ipod. An ipod is also substantially cheaper, than a top phone. YOu also have to worry about wear and tear of carrying around an $1k+ devices, vs one that is a couple of hundred. Apple also support their products for a lot longer than android manufacturers from my experience, and the ipod is still the best actual music player(along with the iphone) IMO, and has the bonus of being pretty much an iphone without the calling.


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  #1542874 27-Apr-2016 15:53
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invisibleman18:

 

Finch:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Just had a look in Featherston Street for the hell of it while walking past. Store is practically empty but they did have 6 32gb Ipods left at 25% off. If they go down further on the final day to clear them I might grab one.

 

 

Not sure why people still buy Ipods when your phone can hold your music? Save your money IMO

 

 

 

 

Prefer to keep music and phone separate so as not to lose everything when one device packs up/gets lost/gets stolen. Also Iphones or similar that can hold as much music are 2 or 3 times the price. Already have an older one anyway so need it, was just thinking if they go to 50% off or something on Friday afternoon to get rid of the last few.

 

 

 

 

If they are 50% of, I will probably go for one too. They had heaps of 16GB ones at my store , but only ugly blue and white 32GB ones. 


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  #1542877 27-Apr-2016 15:57
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Alright alright.

 

The tribe has spoken.

 

+1 for the Ipods!


 
 
 
 


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  #1542962 27-Apr-2016 18:26
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Riccarton has a bin with a lot of ADSL filters.    Maybe twenty or thirty at the price of $2.30 each.    They are the Dick Smith brand but at price, and you need one, it has to be a good deal.    That was the only thing that really caught my eye.    The Riccarton staff have also sorted all the phone cases properly into separate bins.


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  #1543147 28-Apr-2016 06:09
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Interesting reading this and comparing with what happened with DSE:

 

 

 

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2112-5-post-apocalyptic-realities-working-dying-retailer.html

 

 

 

 





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  #1543148 28-Apr-2016 06:34
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antoniosk:

 

Interesting reading this and comparing with what happened with DSE:

 

 

 

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2112-5-post-apocalyptic-realities-working-dying-retailer.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thanks that was a good read.


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  #1543186 28-Apr-2016 09:10
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Today is the last day for some/many stores, be sure to post if you see the remaining Apple product reduced before the door closes. I thinking as they are 3rd party, they might even just return seal to Apple to sell as refurbished stock depending on age?

 

Also if the last to the laptop are cut right back, just to move them out?


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#1543284 28-Apr-2016 11:24
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antoniosk:

 

Interesting reading this and comparing with what happened with DSE:

 

 

 

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2112-5-post-apocalyptic-realities-working-dying-retailer.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant read thanks. smile


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  #1543331 28-Apr-2016 12:14
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Was just at Fston St and there's a little movement with their iPhones - but not nearly enough to justify buying a demo/repair/display model with no warranty... they had a couple of 64GB iP5's for $499 but again, when you can get a brand new 5S (admittedly 16GB) from NL for the same, I know what I'd rather buy... and the staff member agreed. There were some whispers they'd be moving (discounting) them tomorrow from other people, though I didn't hear it from a staff member so it may be incorrect.


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  #1543353 28-Apr-2016 12:45
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Were ipods still at 25%?


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  #1543388 28-Apr-2016 13:22
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@invisibleman18: Were ipods still at 25%? 

 

I was just in there (Featherston St) and, yes - still 25% today.

 

I did end up buying a USB A-B cable ($2.50) that I found myself needing just three days ago, as the one for my printer has become mysteriously lost.


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