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  # 1534651 18-Apr-2016 00:27
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Went into the Queensgate store today since we had lunch the foodcourt anyway and just thought "why not?" Was pretty dire, most of the store is empty and inaccessible now. There was a large bin of random TV remotes for $3 each, presumably from display models. Weirdly all the glass cabinets are for sale for $400 without the keys which doesn't make any sense. They are still locked so they still have the keys so why would they not include them? They did have a handful of Ipods left at 20% off. 

 

 

They can't give you the locks or keys because every cabinet in a given store uses the same key. So it'd be pretty stupid to sell you the cabinets with the locks and keys.


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Went into the Queensgate store today since we had lunch the foodcourt anyway and just thought "why not?" Was pretty dire, most of the store is empty and inaccessible now.

I also had a bite to eat to eat in the foodcourt and noticed (and I did count them) 18 Indians (or Fijian Indians) coming down the escalator with 1 small DSE bag between them. I guess that sums it up for me ..... no more bargains left.

 

 

 

... and the relevance of their ethnicity is .....?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1534704 18-Apr-2016 09:35
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Is the Riccarton Mall store still open? Anyone have any idea what is happening to it? (Its a fairly large store for a Dick Smith - not many others that size in the country I think).


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Kyanar:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Went into the Queensgate store today since we had lunch the foodcourt anyway and just thought "why not?" Was pretty dire, most of the store is empty and inaccessible now. There was a large bin of random TV remotes for $3 each, presumably from display models. Weirdly all the glass cabinets are for sale for $400 without the keys which doesn't make any sense. They are still locked so they still have the keys so why would they not include them? They did have a handful of Ipods left at 20% off. 

 

 

They can't give you the locks or keys because every cabinet in a given store uses the same key. So it'd be pretty stupid to sell you the cabinets with the locks and keys.

 

 

Oh ok, didn't realise they all used the same key. Still not sure many people are going to pay $400 for second hand cabinets that are not lockable.

 

 


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  # 1534862 18-Apr-2016 12:28
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Those locks are dirt cheap to get re-keyed at locksmiths when I had to get some display cabinets done. You can usually pop the locks off when they are unlocked easy enough and take them in.





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  # 1534893 18-Apr-2016 12:33
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Those locks are dirt cheap to get re-keyed at locksmiths when I had to get some display cabinets done. You can usually pop the locks off when they are unlocked easy enough and take them in.

 

 

 

 

Seems like too much hassle for something that costs $400, not that anybody would pay $400 anyway.


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  # 1535002 18-Apr-2016 14:35
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trig42:

Is the Riccarton Mall store still open? Anyone have any idea what is happening to it? (Its a fairly large store for a Dick Smith - not many others that size in the country I think).



Yes it is still open. Probably be the last chch one to close I guess. No idea what retailer will go in there.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1535013 18-Apr-2016 14:55
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Those locks are dirt cheap to get re-keyed at locksmiths when I had to get some display cabinets done. You can usually pop the locks off when they are unlocked easy enough and take them in.

 

 

 

 

Seems like too much hassle for something that costs $400, not that anybody would pay $400 anyway.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, they aren't in great condition,, and not the best design or quality. I have seen better and cheaper ones online. I think there are business though that are buying things because it is quite convenient to go in and buy what you see. Although not sure if they are letting people take them yet, as quite a few of them had 'sold' on them. If they are sold, why are they still in the store?


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  # 1535263 18-Apr-2016 23:34
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Riccarton shop had two staff members at the back sorting and putting stuff into large cardboard boxes.    Not sure if it was for sending to auction or to bring into the main part of the shop for sale.    They have virtually no kitchen products left.


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DaveB:
invisibleman18:

 

Went into the Queensgate store today since we had lunch the foodcourt anyway and just thought "why not?" Was pretty dire, most of the store is empty and inaccessible now.

I also had a bite to eat to eat in the foodcourt and noticed (and I did count them) 18 Indians (or Fijian Indians) coming down the escalator with 1 small DSE bag between them. I guess that sums it up for me ..... no more bargains left.

 

 

 

... and the relevance of their ethnicity is .....?

 



Agreed, WTF?!


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  # 1535541 19-Apr-2016 12:40
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Last 5 days for the Hornby shop, they have a count-down sign saying how many days to go, that they are changing every day.

 

Riccarton shop does not have this yet.


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  # 1535587 19-Apr-2016 13:12
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Is there any Iphones left in any of the Wellington stores?


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  # 1535616 19-Apr-2016 13:40
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Kyanar:

 

invisibleman18:

 

Went into the Queensgate store today since we had lunch the foodcourt anyway and just thought "why not?" Was pretty dire, most of the store is empty and inaccessible now. There was a large bin of random TV remotes for $3 each, presumably from display models. Weirdly all the glass cabinets are for sale for $400 without the keys which doesn't make any sense. They are still locked so they still have the keys so why would they not include them? They did have a handful of Ipods left at 20% off. 

 

 

They can't give you the locks or keys because every cabinet in a given store uses the same key. So it'd be pretty stupid to sell you the cabinets with the locks and keys.

 

 

 

 

Doesn't sound like the best security to have everything keyed alike. Also I wonder if someone does manage to get it keyed from the lock, they would then have the key for everyone elses cabinet who purchased it from DSE. To get the best profit, you would think that they would either sell them with keys, but with a warning that other people may also have a key, and to get it changed if they want it to be secure. Or to get someone in to re key them, if it is a cheap thing to do. They could then up the prices. Personally I wouldn't care if someone else had a key to it for home use. You would probably only care if someone was using it in a retail environment, and were keeping expensive things in it.


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NZ Herald has an article that store closure dates have been set. The receivers have a pdf media release of them

 

New Zealand Last Day of Trade
Pukekohe DSE 19-Apr-16
New Plymouth DSE 24-Apr-16
Lyall Bay DSE 24-Apr-16
Hornby 24-Apr-16
Northwood DSE 24-Apr-16
Greymouth DSE 24-Apr-16
Onehunga DSE 26-Apr-16
Centre Place - Hamilton 26-Apr-16
Whakatane DSE 26-Apr-16
Tauranga DSE 26-Apr-16
Nelson DSE 26-Apr-16
Cumberland Street DSE 26-Apr-16
Dunedin DSE 26-Apr-16
Waipapa DSE 26-Apr-16
Kapiti DSE 26-Apr-16
Richmond DSE 26-Apr-16
Westgate DS 27-Apr-16
New Lynn DS 27-Apr-16
Rotorua DSE 27-Apr-16
Wanganui DSE 27-Apr-16
Mt Maunganui DSE 27-Apr-16
Henderson DSE 27-Apr-16
Blenheim DSE 27-Apr-16
Oamaru Dick Smith 27-Apr-16
Warkworth DSE 27-Apr-16
Albany Dick Smith 28-Apr-16
Whangarei DS 28-Apr-16
Takanini DS 28-Apr-16
Karangahape Rd DSE 28-Apr-16
Napier DSE 28-Apr-16
Timaru DSE 28-Apr-16
Ashburton DSE 28-Apr-16
Taupo DSE 28-Apr-16
Hastings DSE 28-Apr-16
Queen Street 28-Apr-16
St Lukes Dick Smith 29-Apr-16
Botany Downs DS 29-Apr-16
Te Awa - Hamilton DSE 29-Apr-16
Five Mile Queenstown 29-Apr-16
Takapuna DS 29-Apr-16
Featherston Street 29-Apr-16
Porirua DSE 29-Apr-16
Manners Mall DSE 29-Apr-16
Newmarket DS 29-Apr-16
Hamilton DSL 29-Apr-16
Ronwood Ave DSL 29-Apr-16
Johnsonville DSE 29-Apr-16
Upper Hutt DSE 29-Apr-16
The Palms - Christchurch 29-Apr-16
Gisborne DSE 29-Apr-16
Sylvia Park DSL 29-Apr-16
Rangitikei St DSL 29-Apr-16
Riccarton DSL 29-Apr-16
Queensgate DSL 29-Apr-16
Auckland Central 29-Apr-16





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The bargains dse thread has a link to a page that lists all the Australian shops as well.

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