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  Reply # 1679167 28-Nov-2016 23:34
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floydbloke:

 

Wandered down to the local NL this morning, voucher in hand.

 

Asked if it applied to GPS units - yes it does.

 

I was after a Garmin Drive 50LMT - retails for $219.99 - with f&f offer their price would be: $205.75 - but no stock anywhere so would need to be ordered in.  I said: "don't worry for now".

 

Went across to JB HiFi, they've got lots of them on the shelf, asked for their best price - $199.  Deal done.

 

 

$199 for that? That's a great price for it considering all the features it comes with!





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  Reply # 1679212 29-Nov-2016 08:07
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floydbloke:

 

Wandered down to the local NL this morning, voucher in hand.

 

Asked if it applied to GPS units - yes it does.

 

I was after a Garmin Drive 50LMT - retails for $219.99 - with f&f offer their price would be: $205.75 - but no stock anywhere so would need to be ordered in.  I said: "don't worry for now".

 

Went across to JB HiFi, they've got lots of them on the shelf, asked for their best price - $199.  Deal done.

 

 

$199 for that? That's a great price for it considering all the features it comes with!

 

 

I used to buy the garmin gps units, but, there is no need now .  My iphone is better, and, you can download maps for offline use, similar to  garmin.

 

My reasons include the iphone performance being superior, and ios/google maps seems to have better non-street searching (eg companies / restaurants / schools etc) than on the garmin units.    Apple maps has improved significantly too. 

 

It is a little sad to see apple knocking so many other companies products out of action.   I can't imagine garmins current auto navigation business is sustainable - luckily they have other product lines which should keep them going for the medium term at least. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1679270 29-Nov-2016 09:38
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sonyxperiageek:

 

floydbloke:

 

Wandered down to the local NL this morning, voucher in hand.

 

Asked if it applied to GPS units - yes it does.

 

I was after a Garmin Drive 50LMT - retails for $219.99 - with f&f offer their price would be: $205.75 - but no stock anywhere so would need to be ordered in.  I said: "don't worry for now".

 

Went across to JB HiFi, they've got lots of them on the shelf, asked for their best price - $199.  Deal done.

 

 

$199 for that? That's a great price for it considering all the features it comes with!

 

 

I used to buy the garmin gps units, but, there is no need now .  My iphone is better, and, you can download maps for offline use, similar to  garmin.

 

My reasons include the iphone performance being superior, and ios/google maps seems to have better non-street searching (eg companies / restaurants / schools etc) than on the garmin units.    Apple maps has improved significantly too. 

 

It is a little sad to see apple knocking so many other companies products out of action.   I can't imagine garmins current auto navigation business is sustainable - luckily they have other product lines which should keep them going for the medium term at least. 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, it's a christmas present for mrs Floyd.   She refuses to own a smartphone ( prefers to keep a paper diary and lots of little notes all around the house).





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  Reply # 1699854 7-Jan-2017 13:46
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Dynamic:

 

There are lies, damn lies, and cost prices.

 

Is this
- 'standard cost from the supplier' before any rebates?
- 'standard cost from the supplier' after any rebates?
- 'standard cost from the supplier' excluding any current supplier specials?
- 'standard cost from the supplier' plus a share of the operating costs for the store (rent/power/wages/etc)?
- etc etc

 

When buying, as always, shop with your eyes open.  Are you prepared to pay a little more from a stable retail chain with good after-sales service, or have you done your homework and want the item at its absolute cheapest price and you are prepared to use a discount outlet understanding there may be next to no service if something goes wrong?

 

If something in this sale interests you, perhaps take a smartphone and google for prices while you are there or use https://price.geekzone.co.nz/ and then think about cost vs service before buying.

 

 

Exactly. That's usually what it is. Besides - how would you even know what their unit cost is to check they're being honest?

 

It's a marketing gimmick to say "cost + xx%" - nothing more.


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  Reply # 1699859 7-Jan-2017 13:54
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floydbloke: Yep, it's a christmas present for mrs Floyd.   She refuses to own a smartphone ( prefers to keep a paper diary and lots of little notes all around the house).

 

 

 

I have a friend like that - uses a Nokia 100 because the battery last for days (that wuld be a valid excuse if you were an insomniac and it was therefore inconvenient to just plug your phone in each night before bed) and has to take a bulky digital camera when he wants to photograph anything and then plug a cable into his laptop to transfer photos, writes everything on paper "because a piece of paper never gets a flat battery" and various other excuses. He doesn't even use internet banking - not even phone banking! He physically goes to the bank to pay GST and tax... by cheque.

 

 

 

And another friend's wife, she does all the business books on paper - refuses to even turn a computer on. Total insanity. Not sure how she'll cope when GST can only be done online which is coming.


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  Reply # 1700646 9-Jan-2017 21:00
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trig42:

 

The thing is, NL does these Cost plus sales, and they are cost plus 5 or 7%, which is about their normal floor margin anyway. Some higher margin items (accessories, headphones etc.) are good prices on these deals, TVs are not (generally - exceptions apply for TVs that aren't normally discounted like large, slow moving lines).

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD cards and Batteries are a great example.

 

I get cost + 10% and both items work out to be 1/3 of the retail price, i.e. $12 worth of batteries comes out to be $4


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  Reply # 1700880 10-Jan-2017 13:08
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Another good example.  I used a cost + 7% flyer just before Xmas to purchase a 2m micro USB cable.  Retail price was $19.99.  I paid $5.00.  So for some things it is worth it.

 

I also tried to use it on a Bose Soundlink Mini II BT speaker.  Retail was $359, cost + 7% price came to around $308.  Still a reasonable saving, but I also had a print out from the Bose NZ website as they had the same speaker on special for $299.  I whipped that out, they price matched, and I saved myself another $8 - $9.


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