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  Reply # 2151075 27-Dec-2018 12:26
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Jaxson: Mega look to be dumping a heap of those ring doorbell security cameras for $99 each.

First gen and they have the separate single point cameras also for $99.



Has anyone seen any of these in Hamilton?

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  Reply # 2151076 27-Dec-2018 12:26
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  Reply # 2151077 27-Dec-2018 12:26
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Warehouse 75" TVs are not selling. Stock is the same today and 2 days ago.




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  Reply # 2151080 27-Dec-2018 12:32
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The problem with a 75" TV is that (yes I am generalising) the cheap ones are pretty much all terrible.

 

The bigger a panel gets the more important it is that it is a good quality panel with a good upscaler. 


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  Reply # 2151124 27-Dec-2018 13:36
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Batman: Warehouse 75" TVs are not selling. Stock is the same today and 2 days ago.

 

Its too big to buy sight unseen and their website does such a terrible job describing its most basic features that who knows what the hell you will get with it.

 

I mean there are 2 pictures of it, but they have tried to make it look like 3 by flipping one of them.

 

Click to see full size

 

and this is the whole total of the specs on it.

 

Click to see full sizeClick to see full size

 

Its like they have put zero effort into trying to sell it, its a giant thing that would be expensive to return if it sucks and is too large really to demote to garage TV or similar if it ends up being terrible.

 

Effort like this is why I have zero sympathy for local retailers failing. Its not much of a deal if you have no idea what you are actually buying other than a black rectangle with those very precise measurements.

 

 





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  Reply # 2151166 27-Dec-2018 15:33
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I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen




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  Reply # 2151171 27-Dec-2018 15:57
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I wouldn't install Norton's (or McAfee) if they paid me the $38.

Not sure about the 75 inch but i have been more than happy with the two 55 inch and one 43 inch veons i have. It's the warehouse so if you don't like it you can take it back.

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  Reply # 2151197 27-Dec-2018 17:22
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andrewNZ: It's a brilliant office 365 price, don't usually see it below about$98. I bought 2, I believe they stack.

With an Office 365 for home subscription, you get 60 Skype minutes that you can activate. Skype minutes let you call landlines in more than 60 destinations worldwide and mobile phones in select countries and regions. To activate your Skype minutes:

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How did you manage to buy more than 1? It tells me there a limit of 1 pretty customer?

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  Reply # 2151199 27-Dec-2018 17:22
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Shadowfoot:

 

alasta:

 

Elsewhere I got a good deal on the Philips Hue gear that I was planning to buy. Noel Leeming had 30% off but I didn't want to buy from them because they are cowboys so I went to Bunnings and they price matched with an extra 15% as per their advertised guarantee. The whole process was reasonably painless. 

 

 

What is the process with price matching? Just go to customer service? I'm planning on Hue myself. 

 

 

The first couple of staff I spoke to seemed unsure, but the supervisor came over and told me to just go and grab the product and then bring it back to the main customer service desk for them to process the sale. They were happy for me to just show them the pricing on the competitor's web site on my phone.

 

The only complication is that some of the Philips Hue products on the shelves are empty boxes and need to be filled at the tools desk. Going to the tools desk in the first instance might have been better to avoid having to coordinate between the tools desk and the customer service desk, however I suspect the customer service desk might still have to process the discounting.


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  Reply # 2151200 27-Dec-2018 17:28
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What bulb did you go for, the colour, Ambience or white bulb?




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  Reply # 2151201 27-Dec-2018 17:28
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Acer xr382cqk 38" curved freesync QHD+ IPS LED ultrawide monitor for $1300 at Computer Lounge.


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  Reply # 2151202 27-Dec-2018 17:32
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alasta:

Shadowfoot:


alasta:


Elsewhere I got a good deal on the Philips Hue gear that I was planning to buy. Noel Leeming had 30% off but I didn't want to buy from them because they are cowboys so I went to Bunnings and they price matched with an extra 15% as per their advertised guarantee. The whole process was reasonably painless. 



What is the process with price matching? Just go to customer service? I'm planning on Hue myself. 



The first couple of staff I spoke to seemed unsure, but the supervisor came over and told me to just go and grab the product and then bring it back to the main customer service desk for them to process the sale. They were happy for me to just show them the pricing on the competitor's web site on my phone.


The only complication is that some of the Philips Hue products on the shelves are empty boxes and need to be filled at the tools desk. Going to the tools desk in the first instance might have been better to avoid having to coordinate between the tools desk and the customer service desk, however I suspect the customer service desk might still have to process the discounting.



In the Petone store the shelf price was reduced to about 50 cents below Noel Lemming’s online price, so it was a straightforward purchase.




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  Reply # 2151204 27-Dec-2018 17:50
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sbiddle:

 

I wrote a blog post about some of the data PriceSpy has for those who are oblivious to it - https://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8994

 

 

 

 

Awesome.

 

You have explained in detail what I have known. Beats me why people rush out in cars to hunt for parks, squeeze through crowds and maybe or maybe not actually get a "sale".

 

 


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  Reply # 2151205 27-Dec-2018 17:53
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It's a bit like deer hunting. You are in the game for the thrill of the chase rather than the pile of fly blown venison.

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  Reply # 2151230 27-Dec-2018 19:32
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people do it because they want the deal before it runs out of stock. some deals are better than previous ones (some aren't either) so why not?


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