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#115831 8-Apr-2013 19:25
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I just saw the advert for this. Obviously a sale coming up just like the last time. If memory serves me right, the deals last time were nothing out of the ordinary? Probably more of the same but will see.

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  #795190 8-Apr-2013 19:28
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I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)





 

 

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  #795194 8-Apr-2013 19:36
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freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



Lol. I think we need one for when Briscoes doesn't actually have a sale!

 
 
 
 


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  #795198 8-Apr-2013 19:42
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freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



dont knock it, most of my small kitchen appliances and cutlery and all my linen and towels are a result of Briscoes sales  lol




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  #795220 8-Apr-2013 20:25
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freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



dont knock it, most of my small kitchen appliances and cutlery and all my linen and towels are a result of Briscoes sales  lol


Except with briscoes it only brings the prices down on most things to where it should be, and the good stuff seems to go into hiding on the decent % discounts so unless you plan ahead and relocate them somewhere else in the shop you can only buy overpriced crap for a sensible price.




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  #795242 8-Apr-2013 20:59
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Harvey Norman seem to always be having a sale, and each time I go in and the prices look just the same as any other weekend. It's like the boy who cried wolf, I just ignore their sale adverts now.





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  #795244 8-Apr-2013 21:00
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They did this last year if I remember correct and most people moaned

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  #795247 8-Apr-2013 21:12
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If one of the big chains ain't having a sale on any given weekend, another of them is (or so it seems). Even the closing down sales don't always have great prices.




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  #797115 10-Apr-2013 12:42
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vexxxboy:
freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



dont knock it, most of my small kitchen appliances and cutlery and all my linen and towels are a result of Briscoes sales  lol


A guy I used to work with also used to work at Briscoes and he said he'd never shop there as the markups on things were horrendous. He said you really aren't saving anything in these 'sales' they have. 
Ditto for Dick Smith. Horrendous markups on everything according to someone who used to work there.


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  #797131 10-Apr-2013 13:14
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I forsee LG specials.

Bunch of people at store i visited at lunchtime (dammit samsung tablet USB adaptors are expensive!) had a few people puting black plastic on all the windows out front. With "lifes good" sales rep shirts on.

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#797132 10-Apr-2013 13:18
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freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



What about a row of colored store icons at the top of the page - each icon lights up when each business is having a sale. :)

It would have to be region specific - when one hovers the mouse over the icon, it could tell use the closest store.




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  #797146 10-Apr-2013 13:38
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I recall last time it was a waste of time. You can get better deals by asking for the lowest cash price from them.

There was an article I read in the paper, that said that NZers buy more food products that are discounted, than any other country, something like 60% of food purchased is on sale, which I think is the tactic they use in NZ for selling items. The regular sticker price is overpriced, and the normal price the item should be selling for is the sale price. I think it is all about kiwis wanting a bargain, and thinking they are getting a good bargain. 
Things in NZ should be a lot cheaper than they are though at the moment, especially has the NZ dollar is so strong. We can import stuff so much cheaper, so some middleman must be making some good money. The NZ dollar used to be around the 50US cent mark, now it is at around 85, and I don't think prices for many items have dropped by much.

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  #797154 10-Apr-2013 13:49
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FWIW the best deals I have had at HN have been from requesting a price-match. I make a beeline to a sales rep who I know from past experience is ultra competitive to make a sale with a printout from PriceSpy with lower prices from other places. And there are always lower prices to be found elsewhere on PriceSpy hehehe

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  #797181 10-Apr-2013 14:31
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mattwnz: I think it is all about kiwis wanting a bargain, and thinking they are getting a good bargain. 


This is very true.  I seem to remember talking to someone who studies this sort of thing a while back and they reckoned many NZ retailers have basically shot themselves in the foot by moving towards a briscoes "biggest sale ever" sort of approach, but to the point where they have essentially trained consumers NOT to buy anything from them unless it's on sale (except for very select items) and they have to have "sales" every second weekend just to sell things.  And they're reaching the point where consumers are starting to roll their eyes at all the sales and not even bother - actually they reached that point a long time ago, but how do they stop it now...




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  #797207 10-Apr-2013 15:32
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mattwnz: I think it is all about kiwis wanting a bargain, and thinking they are getting a good bargain. 


This is very true.  I seem to remember talking to someone who studies this sort of thing a while back and they reckoned many NZ retailers have basically shot themselves in the foot by moving towards a briscoes "biggest sale ever" sort of approach, but to the point where they have essentially trained consumers NOT to buy anything from them unless it's on sale (except for very select items) and they have to have "sales" every second weekend just to sell things.  And they're reaching the point where consumers are starting to roll their eyes at all the sales and not even bother - actually they reached that point a long time ago, but how do they stop it now...


Stores like bunnings, and moore wilsons tend not to do specials, but their everyday prices are lower. I have found that the price at moore wilsions can be lower, than the sales price is at briscoes. 

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  #797241 10-Apr-2013 16:45
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freitasm: I am glad we don't have a thread for each Briscoes sale weekend :)



Briscoes and those vacuum cleaner people.

Every weekend is a sale.



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