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Topic # 141317 8-Mar-2014 15:48 Send private message


PB Tech have a 48 Hours Smart Deals online and in-store sale this weekend (10:00am - 3:30pm, 8 - 9 March, 2014) including this ...

MacBook Air 13.3" (MD761)
Dual core i5 1.3GHz
4GB RAM
256GB storage
OS X Mavericks
$1,691 incl. GST


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  Reply # 1001325 8-Mar-2014 16:00 Send private message

Do we need a specific bargain and deals thread, when we already have one?



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  Reply # 1011023 22-Mar-2014 12:34 Send private message

No idea if this topic is "needed" or wanted, but since nobody has really complained ...


Advertised in today's Weekend Herald, PB Tech have another 48 hours Notebook & Apple Madness Sale online and in-store sale this weekend (10:00am - 3:30pm, 22 - 23 March, 2014) including these Mac products ...

MacBook Air 13.3" (MD761)
Dual core i5 1.3GHz
4GB RAM
256GB Flash storage
OS X Mavericks
$1,724 incl. GST


MacBook Pro 13" (MD101)
Intel i5 2.5GHz
4GB RAM
500GB hard drive storage
OS X Mavericks
$1,633 incl. GST - One Per Customer


MacBook Pro 15" (ME293)
Intel i7 2.0GHz
8GB RAM
256GB Flash storage
OS X Mavericks
$2,783 incl. GST


2013 iMac 21.5" (ME086)
Intel i5 2.7GHz
8GB RAM
1TB hard drive storage
Wifi 802.11ac
$1,839 incl. GST



 

 





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  Reply # 1013868 27-Mar-2014 13:48 Send private message

In today's NZ Herald (27 March, 2014), Dick Smith is advertising 10% off Apple Mac computers (not including build-to-order) until 30 March, 2014. The advert has these two models as examples ...
MacBook Pro 13.3" 2.5GHz
4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive
$1,619 (save $180)

iMac 21.5" 2.7GHz
8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive
$1,799 (save $200)


The advert says "limited stock". I'm not sure if that's just a marketing scam or if it's a signal that new models are coming "soon" ... although Apple doesn't really have any new Intel chips in the near future to update to, so it could only be a minor speed bump.

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  Reply # 1013882 27-Mar-2014 14:21 Send private message

Not a scam , Apple stocks in NZ are always limited




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  Reply # 1013910 27-Mar-2014 14:53 Send private message

Those are ~10% off (slightly less).

 

DSE and JB HiFi regularly do 10% off Mac sales - you are better off  buying from them then.
For Example - ME293X/A - JBHiFi regular price $3049, 10% off $2744.10 - not a huge difference to PB, but for an Apple product, its significant.



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  Reply # 1014109 27-Mar-2014 19:25 Send private message

I haven't been keeping close tabs on them recently, but JB Hi-Fi was often the best prices, sometimes close to or even better than Education pricing from Apple. You can also keep an eye on the prices and then use the "price matching" at another store chain if you prefer (at least one chain will take a further 10% off as well, but I can never reemember which one it is).

The Good Guys also have quite good prices and 10% discount sales, but thanks to their silly "pay cash, pay less" system, the advertised price is more than you actually pay if paying by cash, credit card, cheque - it's the price you pay if using a finance term. PB Tech have a similar silly system of pricing on many products (I've never checked their Apple price tags), but there's is purely cash only for the cheaper rate.

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