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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | ... | 94
22503 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1441085 5-Dec-2015 17:48
One person supports this post
Send private message

The thing is they are sitting on heaps of stuff that would be easy to move and not at a loss in their cables range. They have some pretty nice looking speaker cables. Laughable at $80 but I would probably spend $15-20 on them.




Richard rich.ms

856 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1441090 5-Dec-2015 17:52
Send private message

Westgate wanted ~$500 for an opened iPhone 5 with no power adapter and used headset (seriously: WTF?!), and I think it was $250 for an iPhone 4, and $280 for an iPhone 4S.

Very light on the actual 'clearance' items, a few TVs were half-price (incl, two 55" models, one Pano, one home brand; both Full HD), but yeah, certainly nothing to write home/jump for joy over.

 
 
 
 


1402 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1441101 5-Dec-2015 19:25
Send private message

DSE Riccarton had micro usb cables for $2 today but looked like few had been sold.     Coffee maker/kitchen section deserted both times I went in.    Their tiny camera section seemed to only have display cameras left judging by the number of boxes in the glass cabinet underneath.       Looked like all the bargain Toshiba drives had gone only Seagate 1tb at $99.00.    Some stuff definitely not a bargain a multi card reader for $49.95.     Harvey Norman's clearance store had a similar one at $19.95.    Plenty of staff on but absolutely no queues at check out.
Even with a sale going on they looked no busier than Noel Leemings.

'There was also an old-model Nikon D-SLR down to $150 from $450' saw that on the previous page, now there's a bargain unless it's been on display the whole time & maybe with its lens off gathering dust on the sensor.   

88 posts

Master Geek


  # 1441121 5-Dec-2015 20:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

Picked up a PS4 Watch Dogs Bundle from Dick Smith Mt. Maunganui today for $400. Not a massive saving but cheap for a PS4 nonetheless!

3443 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1441141 5-Dec-2015 21:31
Send private message

doctormaxim: Picked up a PS4 Watch Dogs Bundle from Dick Smith Mt. Maunganui today for $400. Not a massive saving but cheap for a PS4 nonetheless!


that really is a good buy for a new ps4.

6970 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1441145 5-Dec-2015 21:45
Send private message

Hard to see this store continuing in it's present model much longer.

They tend to be a stockist of non major brands too, such as JVC etc



15147 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1441163 5-Dec-2015 22:23
Send private message

scuwp: Not sure what I am missing here?  Went into the Te Rapa Hamilton store this morning and the normal half-empty shelves and sale prices that really aren't.  Couldn't identify anything worth getting even slightly excited over.    


Most prices aren't displayed I found, you have to ask. That printout on the choice cheapie website helps. So a lot of the deals could still be there. I picked up a cross cut shredder which wasn't advertised on special , but had read on here that they were priced at 10

 
 
 
 


4119 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1441217 6-Dec-2015 06:33
Send private message

mattwnz:
scuwp: Not sure what I am missing here?  Went into the Te Rapa Hamilton store this morning and the normal half-empty shelves and sale prices that really aren't.  Couldn't identify anything worth getting even slightly excited over.    


Most prices aren't displayed I found, you have to ask. That printout on the choice cheapie website helps. So a lot of the deals could still be there. I picked up a cross cut shredder which wasn't advertised on special , but had read on here that they were priced at 10


I just went up to the counter where they had piles of undistributed sales labels and asked if I could look through them. That's how I found the $10 original iPad cases and the $150 Nikon DSLR (which led to me asking about the only two mirror less models in the cabinet).

The staff I've dealt with over the past couple of days have been really good, despite what must be trying and uncertain times. That said, I did hear one staff member let rip with a bout of f this f that after someone set off the alarm attached to one of the phones!

4119 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1441218 6-Dec-2015 06:38
Send private message

floydbloke:
jonathan18:
floydbloke:
dolsen: Sony a6000 for $599, save $700


Score!!!  Which store?


I think any store that has it available; my local (Palmerston North) has two of them in stock (one being held for me - think I'll buy it as I can't turn it down at that price). 

....


You won't regret it.
I paid $980 for mine a couple of months back and I'm still chuffed with it at that price.


Good to know as I did end up buying the A6000. Given that it's my first fully controllable camera since I had a Canon film SLR over 10 years ago it's going to be s steep learning curve!

I'm just not looking forward to buying a second lens, as I've researched how expensive Sony e-mount lenses are! That'll need to be s long way off...

2001 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1441235 6-Dec-2015 08:22
Send private message

jonathan18: ...

I'm just not looking forward to buying a second lens, as I've researched how expensive Sony e-mount lenses are! That'll need to be s long way off...


True. Looking on Ebay it looks to be more cost-effective to bring them in from overseas, even with $40 odd shipping.
One of my reasons for sticking with Sony is that I've got a handful of half reasonable Minolta lenses that I can use on the A6000 body (I also bought the E - A adaptor).

Also, if you've got an Android phone there's a cool (free) app out there to allow time-lapse (using wifi remote control, I haven't tried the native on-camera Sony app).
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thibaudperso.sonycamera


(Sorry, drifting off-topic a little)





"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


3594 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1441244 6-Dec-2015 08:56
Send private message

Jaxson: Hard to see this store continuing in it's present model much longer.

They tend to be a stockist of non major brands too, such as JVC etc




They don't just stock JVC, they bring it in as a 'house brand'.
There's no extended credit / rebates / sending stock back to suppliers when you bring it in yourself...
The complete lack of organisation during the sale, combined with a seeming lack of leadership in all the stores I visited (and there were a few) says they're circling the plughole. When they castled all their 2IC's a few years ago, that was the tip of the 'remove the experience, more expensive staff' regime to save costs and look good for the sharemarket float.

4119 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1441268 6-Dec-2015 10:01
Send private message

floydbloke: 

True. Looking on Ebay it looks to be more cost-effective to bring them in from overseas, even with $40 odd shipping.
One of my reasons for sticking with Sony is that I've got a handful of half reasonable Minolta lenses that I can use on the A6000 body (I also bought the E - A adaptor).

Also, if you've got an Android phone there's a cool (free) app out there to allow time-lapse (using wifi remote control, I haven't tried the native on-camera Sony app).
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thibaudperso.sonycamera


(Sorry, drifting off-topic a little)



Last off-topic post on this, I promise!

Thanks for heads-up on the app - will def. check it out. I'll also check out eBay for lenses. I've also posted another thread regarding UV filters for the camera, which you may be able to answer. Any other hints and tips you can give on the camera (or other resources for this) would be much appreciated!


2638 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1441486 6-Dec-2015 19:06
Send private message

Picked up a few things today.

 

  • 10" digital photo frame for $28, which will be someones stocking filler.
  • 4400 MAh powerbank for $10, which will also be a stocking filler
  • A couple of Xbox 360 games for my seldom-used (boxed since last Christmas) console - $10 each
  • Cordless screwdriver, $15
  • And by best score, a Panasonic DVD recorder, same model as the one in my living room (XW390 - with a twin tuner, 500GB drive, external AV inputs, networkable, with a DLNA server) for $159.

Dead chuffed about the recorder.

gjm

754 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1441563 6-Dec-2015 21:05
Send private message

antoniosk:
dafman: Rogered.

https://foragerfunds.com/bristlemouth/dick-smith-is-the-greatest-private-equity-heist-of-all-time/


This was really interesting to read


Thanks for the link, that was really interesting. Im off to my 8 - 5 tomorrow and these guys make 1/2 billion dollars appear out of nowhere...just doesn't seem right somehow.




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

846 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | ... | 94
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.