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  Reply # 958597 29-Dec-2013 13:30
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zhuyan: On the Boxing Day, I only ended up with one external harddrive 2TB @ $92, a couple of Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones for $35 each and one xbox 360 media drive 320Gb @ $99

Was tempted to get one Windows RT then decided against it as I don't really need it anyway and also as someone pointed out here above that RT is going to be a dead platform... $300 plus a smart cover for another $160 or sth for a windows tablet, not that special price at all or was it?


You don't need the keyboard cover, you can just use it as a tablet like the ipad, and I don't think the keyboard covers are all that durable, as have read about them splitting over time. You can buy a cheap normal cover off ebay for less than $20 delivered.
 RT isn't a dead platform as Microsoft have just released the surface 2 which uses it. Plus it installs software from the normal windows 8 app store.
One of it's major benefits is that IE allows you to view flash websites. Plus it is a good size and aspect ratio for wtching tv/video, unlike the ipad. It's build quality is also very good, not quite as good as an ipad, and better than many of the other tablets. 


I have had various Surface Touch & Type Covers since October 2012 myself and none of them have split, have seen this happen to the odd one and they are replaced quick smart under warranty

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  Reply # 958598 29-Dec-2013 13:31
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joker97: I got an Asus transformer that has a keyboard. Lousy mouse clicks. You have to press nearly a centimetre to click anything so the cursor moves! Oh well I didn't want to pay 2k for a xps 12


you get what you pay for.  Personally I use my T100 with an external wireless mouse because of this. Or just use the touch screen

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 958626 29-Dec-2013 16:03
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I spent precisely zero dollars in the sales.

I was however interested to note that, after a year in which the press has been filled with stories about how poor we all are here, how dire the economy is etc we see this in the press:

"Retailers are "over the moon" at record Boxing Day sales on Thursday. Spending was up 12 per cent on last year at $134.4 million nationwide, according to the latest Paymark figures.

Paymark, which processes about three-quarters of New Zealand's electronic transactions, says the sales have put an additional $14.4 million in retailers' pockets compared to the same day last year.

It follows record-breaking sales on Christmas Eve - Paymark's busiest day ever - when $238.4 million went through the network, 18.5 per cent up on the same day in 2012."

You have to wonder where all the money comes from...!





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  Reply # 958641 29-Dec-2013 16:12
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Geektastic: I spent precisely zero dollars in the sales.

I was however interested to note that, after a year in which the press has been filled with stories about how poor we all are here, how dire the economy is etc we see this in the press:

"Retailers are "over the moon" at record Boxing Day sales on Thursday. Spending was up 12 per cent on last year at $134.4 million nationwide, according to the latest Paymark figures.

Paymark, which processes about three-quarters of New Zealand's electronic transactions, says the sales have put an additional $14.4 million in retailers' pockets compared to the same day last year.

It follows record-breaking sales on Christmas Eve - Paymark's busiest day ever - when $238.4 million went through the network, 18.5 per cent up on the same day in 2012."

You have to wonder where all the money comes from...!


Probably another housing boom. Inflation, here we come...

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  Reply # 958671 29-Dec-2013 17:10
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Already haver a nice phone, laptop that works and a PC that works.  I backed up my HD to the 2 internals and the 1 external, ran a few software to clean crud, updated my Windows 7 image file. 

Didn't spend a cent up to Christmas for gifts, they didn't have any stuff they were needing but if we go out for a meal may shout it ... don't get into the gifts thing b/c after the first moment we find that they just don't use it or they already have something or they could get it later if they need it then and at a reduced price.  Did share a meal together ...

I did go out today to get some socks because they have holes on them for a New Yrs 3 day camp trip and a pair of trackpants because the others I have have s tear at the back, I still wear it at home thou not outside and wearing jeans and semi formals at the camp might be out of character ..

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  Reply # 958673 29-Dec-2013 17:16
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rayonline: I did go out today to get some socks because they have holes on them for a New Yrs 3 day camp trip and a pair of trackpants because the others I have have s tear at the back, I still wear it at home thou not outside and wearing jeans and semi formals at the camp might be out of character ..


Lol

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  Reply # 958686 29-Dec-2013 17:21
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Well a half tear the inner white layer is still in tact. That Addidas was torn after 3 months. The older Reebok is like that too. Both may be my DIY / painting pants. Still comfy, lol.

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  Reply # 958896 30-Dec-2013 09:00
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dell has some 30-40% off lots of stuff. usually low end stuff for example 1700 15" i7 laptop now $1000 but only has low res screen for example ... worth a look though




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  Reply # 958897 30-Dec-2013 09:00
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and columbia has closing down 50-70% off everythng




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  Reply # 958903 30-Dec-2013 09:32
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Geektastic: I spent precisely zero dollars in the sales.

I was however interested to note that, after a year in which the press has been filled with stories about how poor we all are here, how dire the economy is etc we see this in the press:

"Retailers are "over the moon" at record Boxing Day sales on Thursday. Spending was up 12 per cent on last year at $134.4 million nationwide, according to the latest Paymark figures.

Paymark, which processes about three-quarters of New Zealand's electronic transactions, says the sales have put an additional $14.4 million in retailers' pockets compared to the same day last year.

It follows record-breaking sales on Christmas Eve - Paymark's busiest day ever - when $238.4 million went through the network, 18.5 per cent up on the same day in 2012."

You have to wonder where all the money comes from...!


Probably another housing boom. Inflation, here we come...


Maybe, but even though by world standards interest rates are very high here, we keep getting told they will soon be higher so it'd be a brave person borrowing to buy wasting assets!





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  Reply # 958938 30-Dec-2013 10:17
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anyone in chch that is after a kitchenaid mixer would know they never go on sale here

well harvey norman for the first time has them discounted and it a pretty good deal, $1100 down to $876 for the glass bowl model and $995 down to $777 for the standard stainless bowl model


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  Reply # 959033 30-Dec-2013 13:05
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amazon have 50% off quite a few headphones ... so therefore i'm sure other stuff too ... if they sell it themselves you could even get free shipping




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  Reply # 959034 30-Dec-2013 13:06
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joker97: amazon have 50% off quite a few headphones ... so therefore i'm sure other stuff too ... if they sell it themselves you could even get free shipping


If the total is over $125




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  Reply # 959042 30-Dec-2013 13:22
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i clicked on creative aurvana 3 down from ??199 to 59 and it gave free shipping ... so you might get some surprises :D (no i didn't get that one as i am a basshead)




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