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#236262 26-May-2018 08:23
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Prices are up for PBTech's 25th birthday sale.

Prices here:

Keen to get the Huawei P20 Pro to upgrade from my Nexus 6P anyone going to recommend something else?

Little disappointed what they did with the OnePlus 5T, the price for that has always been $899 but a week before the sale they hiked it up to $949 and now they claim it's $60 off where in reality it's only $12 cheaper than it was at $887.

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  #2022778 26-May-2018 08:54
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Funnily enough this is not the first time I've read on online forums that PB Tech hike prices before a sale only to discount them back to the RRP or just under for a the pending sale. This was hugely discussed over on GP Forums a while back and it was found that not only do PB tech do this but so do other B&M shops. It does feel like you're being mislead a bit.


Lenovo computer and accessories deals (affiliate link).
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  #2022779 26-May-2018 08:56
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Was hoping there might be some good deals on routers, but prices are pretty much unchanged from the deals offered last week. Still a small differential between them and the retail chains but not enough to drive across town for.

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  #2022782 26-May-2018 09:10
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all retailers mostly have a shelf price, a promo price and  super hot promo price. 

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  #2022784 26-May-2018 09:17
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I recommend bargain alert sites such as, or in the bargain forum on GZ. 


PBTech sales, even 'once in a quarter century', sometimes have a standout product on sale, but generally the discounts are what you can get by asking instore anyway. 

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  #2022786 26-May-2018 09:27
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The Samsung S9 and S9+ with a free gear sport watch is a pretty decent deal.

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  #2022795 26-May-2018 09:54
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Yawn, as usual nothing outstanding.  I expect (example already given) that their standard practice of fudging the savings by hiking the regular price has happened again.  Do your homework before buying from PB for sure.  

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  #2022836 26-May-2018 10:25
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Yawn, as usual nothing outstanding.  I expect (example already given) that their standard practice of fudging the savings by hiking the regular price has happened again.  Do your homework before buying from PB for sure.  





It's about time the commerce commission gets off their butts and prosecutes these places for false advertising. 


A normal consumer who does not know the history of these so called 'sales', would be sucked in. 


It is a running joke about these sales, briscoes are notorious. 


If they are complying with the law, then the law needs a brush-up. 

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  #2022871 26-May-2018 11:08
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As usual PBTech are doing some pretty dodgy stuff, 


A great example is how they bought remaining stock of the end of line LG C7 OLED's. No other retailers have stock anymore.


The price went from 3500 last week to 3999 this week. 


It also has their classic "On Special" banner on the product page. 



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  #2022923 26-May-2018 11:57
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Yea you gotta do your research on the specials at pb. I managed to pick up a rx 580 8gb for $499 in-store today. Thats the best price ive seen in a long time. Before xmas the only ones available were $750+.



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  #2023808 28-May-2018 10:30
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I grabbed a 250GB Samsung 860 evo for $99 with free shipping - about $35 less than previous best prices according to Pricespy

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