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  # 2362565 29-Nov-2019 08:57
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Just dealing with a good deal on some headphones that magically went out of stock and then resurfaced at a much higher price.

NZ is currently amass with huge sales where the prices are very similar to every other sale in the last 6 months...


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  # 2362567 29-Nov-2019 08:59
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billgates:

 

DeWalt's NZ website is still stating Black Friday special of $349.

 

https://www.dewalt.co.nz/yellow&blackfriday

 

 

OK, I just checked again, and the email came from subscribe@dewalt.com.au. I signed up yesterday via the NZ site when I registered the tools. Clicking through on this email goes to the Australian site. So, it is just super poor subscriber/list management. /standingdown





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  # 2362616 29-Nov-2019 09:12
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premiumtouring:

 

OK, I just checked again, and the email came from subscribe@dewalt.com.au. I signed up yesterday via the NZ site when I registered the tools. Clicking through on this email goes to the Australian site. So, it is just super poor subscriber/list management. /standingdown

 

 

 

 

Yeah that's kinda what I'm seeing too.  Either deals that aren't really deals, or deals that may even be pricing errors.  It's all quite rushed and a bit messy.


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  # 2362645 29-Nov-2019 09:25
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richms:

 

Is it them or seagate that are picky about power connectors when you schuck the drives? I tried the kapton tape thing and had it come off in my hotswap bay so not keen on doing that again.

 

 

WD are the ones who often have PWDIS. You could just get a 3.2 or higher compliant PSU :-P 

 

Seagate are often SMR as kiwijunglist said. 

 

In the US you can get 12TB WD's for $180 from Best Buy. Sadly I'm not sure if this deal is going to make it to Amazon especially since the 12TB is currently out of stock. Best Buy has some sort of special WD external (EasyStore) and often seems to have good deals. (The 10TB has been $160 a lot more often than Amazon I believe.) 


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  # 2362664 29-Nov-2019 09:50
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58" 4k Veon for $499 this is a bit nuts, is the panel that bad? https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/veon-58-inch-4k-ultra-hd-vn584kid60-p/R2564724.html

 

 

No HDR and bad audio are the main issues I've found.

 

For example, on AppleTV streaming over HDMI from my iPad Pro the app tells me that my TV is not HDR compatible. The visual quality of the video then looks worse than 4K so I assume I'm being downgrade to FullHD.


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  # 2362665 29-Nov-2019 09:50
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Ecotank Epson ET-4750 - refillable ink and decent paper tray $589

 

https://www.heathcotes.co.nz/products/c11cg19501-epson-ecotank-4-colour-multifunction-printer

 

My view is that there is a $200 price markup for the refillable ink feature, over ink cartridge printers with comparable specs. But, given a full set of replacement inks costs close to that, then this is a good deal for $589.  Good if you have kids and do a bit of printing from time to time. 

 

I bought one from HN the other week for $650 -- HN only gave me that price because i was walking out the door and said they could not go lower or they'd lose money. Now I feel HN lied to me, because they are selling it for $600 today. 

 

But, buy from heathcotes :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2362669 29-Nov-2019 09:53
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If anyone sees any specials on the following please let me know:

12 tb HDD
10tb WD HDD <$160usd
Nuna rava car seat
Edwards & Co Otto travel stroller

Further discounts on 65" q80r TV

Was hoping air NZ airpoints store would have a sale, but unfortunately not.




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  # 2362675 29-Nov-2019 10:00
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The ryzen 3800x just dropped in price to about $30 difference to the 3700x. A bit annoyed as I would have bought it over the 3700x I just got in their previous black friday weekend sale.

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  # 2362681 29-Nov-2019 10:07
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Apple NZ also have Black Friday deals but they are being a bit cheeky as you get an Apple Gift Card upto a max of $320 so you have to spend it on an Apple product. πŸ™Š





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  # 2362685 29-Nov-2019 10:09
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JB Hifi half price bluray movies for those of us who still buy them...





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  # 2362690 29-Nov-2019 10:16
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Hammerer:

 

mysticnz:

 

58" 4k Veon for $499 this is a bit nuts, is the panel that bad? https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/veon-58-inch-4k-ultra-hd-vn584kid60-p/R2564724.html

 

 

No HDR and bad audio are the main issues I've found.

 

For example, on AppleTV streaming over HDMI from my iPad Pro the app tells me that my TV is not HDR compatible. The visual quality of the video then looks worse than 4K so I assume I'm being downgrade to FullHD.

 

 

 

 

Veons have terrible onboard audio, and many do not have discrete IR commands to move directly to say hdmi2 with one command.

 

To compound the amusement, the IR commands for their sound bars (sold separately) overlapped with the channel up/down on the satellite box we were using, so adjusting the volume also changed channels.

 

Image wise they weren't too bad, and they came with a 3 year warranty, and the price is right as long as you understand the limitations/areas where corners were cut.  I feel definitely the best of the cheap house brand offerings from jbhifi/hnorman and kmart etc.


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  # 2362691 29-Nov-2019 10:17
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mrphil:

anyone been to harvey norman to see the price of the 65" LG C9? They taken it off their website



I'm in HN right now. $3999

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  # 2362702 29-Nov-2019 10:30
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GregV:
mrphil:

 

anyone been to harvey norman to see the price of the 65" LG C9? They taken it off their website

 



I'm in HN right now. $3999

 

Thanks Greg, saves me going in this afternoon πŸ˜€


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  # 2362703 29-Nov-2019 10:32
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mrphil:

 

GregV:
mrphil:

 

anyone been to harvey norman to see the price of the 65" LG C9? They taken it off their website

 



I'm in HN right now. $3999

 

Thanks Greg, saves me going in this afternoon πŸ˜€

 

 

Same price in Noel Leeming and JB Hifi - picked me one up yesterday as I'd been holding out for the drop :)

 

Loving it already !!!


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  # 2362706 29-Nov-2019 10:34
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Dualshock PS4 controllers $65 at Warehouse. Can finally replace my broken one.

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