Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




35 posts

Geek


Topic # 4340 3-Jul-2005 19:59
Send private message

Just doing some research, if you were in the market for a plasma TV, would you seriously consider buying online if it were 10% cheaper ??


Create new topic
1888 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 634

Trusted

  Reply # 16274 3-Jul-2005 20:07
Send private message

I can't see why not, as long as it came with the usual standard warranty and was from a trustable source.




It looks like I'm using an adblocker. I should consider whitelisting Geekzone in my adblocker or a subscription. The Quick Reply box will appear for me when Geekzone is whitelisted. Hooray for me! If I want to reply to this topic I should click on Compose Reply.


961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 16275 3-Jul-2005 20:40
Send private message

depends on the brand.

 
 
 
 


3787 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 592

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 16276 3-Jul-2005 20:50
Send private message

If we're assuming that it's 10% cheaper than exactly the same product elsewhere, then my answer is yes. I would have to have it delivered anyway, so the convenience of physically walking into a shop and picking one up off the shelf doesn't apply with respect to this particular product.

Before buying online, I would check that the dealer is reputable, and I would also ensure that the goods are not parallel imported to ensure that the warranty is safeguarded in case the dealer goes bust.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 16277 3-Jul-2005 22:14
Send private message

Same as Muppet and was a brand that was known and could be purchased at Noel lemming Bond&bond etc etc,

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 16278 3-Jul-2005 22:24
Send private message

i've given this some thought, and i gotta say, no, i would not. it's important to me that there's somewhere i can go and find a real person to fix any problems that arise, especially with something so expensive. There's too much customer service delay, anonimity, and potential for bad practises on the web. I've bought $3k+ products from websites, but only when i know there's also a physical presence in my city.

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 16285 4-Jul-2005 13:05
Send private message

I buy cheap things willy-nilly on the net, but not a TV.

I saw a 42" Plasma in Bond and Bond last week for $5k. Very tempted...

Just bought a DVD recorder from Harvey Norman. Was $499 - the sales lady said "You guys come here a lot, i'll see what discount I can give you" and came back at $435 (we didnt even ask for the discount).




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.




35 posts

Geek


  Reply # 16289 4-Jul-2005 13:29
Send private message

Thanks all, thats really great feedback, appreciate your time.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.