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  # 1546754 4-May-2016 17:07
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dclegg:

 

This Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is a sharp price too! (says the guy who recently purchased one for his daughter at a significant markup to this)


Hmm... wonder if thats the 2nd Gen model. PriceSpy is showing $398 as the cheapest price. And that's more inline with what we paid.

 

 

For the avoidance of doubt, that particular product is fulfilled by Dick Smith Electronics rather than Dick Smith, which means it's Kogan HK (Hong Kong) rather than Kogan Australia and will be the drop-shipped asian model.

 

I personally wouldn't buy from Dick Smith/Kogan because you have to be extremely alert to determine whether you're going to be stung with GST at the border.


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  # 1546789 4-May-2016 18:37
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Let's take the new Dick Smith/Kogan to a new thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=195796

 
 
 
 


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  # 1555929 20-May-2016 08:35
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OK, so... 

 

In January 2015 my daughter used the money she got from relatives for Christmas, plus a top up from us, to buy an HP laptop from Dick Smith. In the last day or so it has developed a pretty major fault - it doesn't power on any more. She's tried a few tricks that she googled, but it's still a brick at this point.

 

I wasn't present when it was purchased, but knowing my daughter can be hard on things my wife paid extra for an extended warranty. HP's standard 12 month warranty ran out four months ago so now we're into the two year extended warranty period. In the warranty document it says:

 

Who is the insurer?
... The Dick Smith Premium Care Product Protection Plan is underwritten and issued by the Virginia Surety Company, Inc...  The Warranty Group Australasia Pty Ltd... [looking at the email address it's part of the same company as the underwriter] performs administrative policy functions on Our behalf...  Dick Smith Premium Care Product Protection Plan is distributed by DSE (NZ) LIMITED... 

 

Hassle-free cover
... If you have any problems with Your Covered Item once the Manufacturer's Warranty has expired simply contact [0800 number], or lodge a claim online at [underwriter/administrator's website].

 

 

I find it interesting that the DSE website doesn't seem to mention extended warranties though. All it says is:

 

Faulty Stock – Purchased on or before 4 January 2016
a) Non Dick Smith Branded Items
    The Receivers recommend that you contact the manufacturer directly...

 

Does this imply extended warranties are now worthless? If they were being honoured, wouldn't the website say to contact the underwriter/administrator?


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  # 1555932 20-May-2016 08:40
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You have the option of going down the CGA route with the manufacturer if you don't have any luck with contacting the underwriters.





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  # 1556010 20-May-2016 10:12
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andrew027:

 

OK, so... 

 

In January 2015 my daughter used the money she got from relatives for Christmas, plus a top up from us, to buy an HP laptop from Dick Smith. In the last day or so it has developed a pretty major fault - it doesn't power on any more. She's tried a few tricks that she googled, but it's still a brick at this point.

 

I wasn't present when it was purchased, but knowing my daughter can be hard on things my wife paid extra for an extended warranty. HP's standard 12 month warranty ran out four months ago so now we're into the two year extended warranty period. In the warranty document it says:

 

Who is the insurer?
... The Dick Smith Premium Care Product Protection Plan is underwritten and issued by the Virginia Surety Company, Inc...  The Warranty Group Australasia Pty Ltd... [looking at the email address it's part of the same company as the underwriter] performs administrative policy functions on Our behalf...  Dick Smith Premium Care Product Protection Plan is distributed by DSE (NZ) LIMITED... 

 

Hassle-free cover
... If you have any problems with Your Covered Item once the Manufacturer's Warranty has expired simply contact [0800 number], or lodge a claim online at [underwriter/administrator's website].

 

 

I find it interesting that the DSE website doesn't seem to mention extended warranties though. All it says is:

 

Faulty Stock – Purchased on or before 4 January 2016
a) Non Dick Smith Branded Items
    The Receivers recommend that you contact the manufacturer directly...

 

Does this imply extended warranties are now worthless? If they were being honoured, wouldn't the website say to contact the underwriter/administrator?

 

 

The extended warranties still continue as normal :) If you contact them on the 0800 number they should get you sorted.


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  # 1556070 20-May-2016 11:02
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LostBoyNZ: The extended warranties still continue as normal :) If you contact them on the 0800 number they should get you sorted. 

 

Yes - I've just been on the phone and the underwriters are in control (phew!). It's a useful piece of information I think could be added to the DSE website...


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sbaird: Apparently the new owners tried to aggressively negotiate better terms of trade with the suppliers/manufacturers and some of them told them where to shove it,

 

Quoting old post from 2014... Now who does that remind me of?

 

Anyway great read... I didn't see it coming so early because I had stopped shopping at DSE years ago.





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  # 1570597 12-Jun-2016 18:43
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As requested in email to users, I visited the DSE website before their sale of online brand to Kogan to prevent my details going to a third party. And even though I've done that I am receiving emails from Dick Smityh (now Kogan).

 

If I posted the words I have in mind I'd be banned from Geekzone.

 

 





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  # 1570599 12-Jun-2016 18:47
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freitasm:

 

As requested in email to users, I visited the DSE website before their sale of online brand to Kogan to prevent my details going to a third party. And even though I've done that I am receiving emails from Dick Smityh (now Kogan).

 

If I posted the words I have in mind I'd be banned from Geekzone.

 

 

I had the email address dse@m****.co.nz of which I just black-holed. Easier that way ;)





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As requested in email to users, I visited the DSE website before their sale of online brand to Kogan to prevent my details going to a third party. And even though I've done that I am receiving emails from Dick Smityh (now Kogan).


If I posted the words I have in mind I'd be banned from Geekzone.


 



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I got the first e-mail from that Kogan crowd and saw a good offer on an SSD (which is something I'm in the market for). Followed the link on the e-mail but couldn't find it anywhere. Turns out it had taken me to the Australian shop, and most of the products there aren't even available in NZ! Waste of time to me, so I promptly unsubscribed. Looks like PB Tech will be getting more of my patronage then.


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"Dick Smith shareholders will get nothing":

 

 

Dick Smith administrators have advised shareholders they will not recoup any of their investment following the company's collapse.

 

“Whilst our investigations to date have revealed that there may be sources of recovery available for the benefit of creditors, at this stage we do not believe that there will be a recovery sufficient to repay creditors in full. On this basis, there will not be a return of capital to shareholders,” said McGrathNicol administrator Joseph Hayes.

 

 

As mentioned on earlier pages of this thread, it seems this article is right "Dick Smith is the Greatest Private Equity Heist of All Time"





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  # 1580276 25-Jun-2016 18:39
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Ouch!




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  # 1580282 25-Jun-2016 18:51
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Quite disgusting. I don't see how this kind of thing can still be allowed to happen. Surely we have moved beyond the 19th century robber barons?

 

 





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Apparently it's official - too much crap it couldn't sell.  (I still think the private equity pillaged it rapaciously)

 

 

 


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