I got my Samsung Galaxy S3's there and am somewhat concerned about the status of the warranties. If you buy anything where warranty is important I'd suggest clarifying how these will be handled before you part with your cash.
Kyanar: Norman Ross is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvey Norman, I would assume the CGA obligations would pass on to them as the surviving entity. NZ law doesn't let a retailer jump out like that and leave everyone high and dry.
Handle9:Kyanar: Norman Ross is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvey Norman, I would assume the CGA obligations would pass on to them as the surviving entity. NZ law doesn't let a retailer jump out like that and leave everyone high and dry.
I don't believe you are correct here. Shareholders aren't liable under the CGA, the order of precedence is retailer then the importer/manufacturer. If the retailer goes away then liability transfers to the importer. This sort of thing is why subsidiary and limited liability companies are used. Happy to be corrected but I can't see how liability would legally be transferred.
Regardless of the legalities Harvey Norman would in all likelihood honour the warranties given that it would be a PR disaster if they didn't.
LostBoyNZ: I can only speak for the Christchurch branch but they are having a 'closing down sale' too. Next month however they're being re-branded Harvey Norman, so here at least it's really just a rebranding and less of an actual closing down. That might be the case with all 3 of their stores.
naggyman: I wonder what they will do with the Hutt store. It is a 'Harvey Norman' branded building with several retailers in it, a huge Harvey Norman store and a Norman Ross. It kinda showed you how stupid it was for Harvey Norman to have two brands.
Explains why the HN temp warehouse in Hornby also has then, probably turn the NR site into furniture/homeware and shut down the even cheaper again storeroom shop behind the old hoyts site (which I may add, if you want tvs or white appliances, its by far cheaper to talk them down and take it from their store on the day directly from that wee shop)