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# 145510 20-May-2014 11:04
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Insurance claim on my mac pro retina, a tiny pebble got caught in the recess between the hinge and the screen , closed the screen, and crack.  $2500 to repair. They said I could buy a new one and pay the diff. 

I did find Noel Leemings prices rather interesting.Maybe I am missing something though? 

Noel Leeming have $300 sale on the Macbook pro ME294XA for $3699.00. 

Apple NZ store sells the same ME294XA online for $3699.00 (assume that is the current RRP). 

Dick Smith are selling the ME294XA with 10% off for $3329 (that is a bit more than 10% what is up with their calculators). 

To me, it looks like the RRP of this is $3699, but Noel Leeming are trying to say it is on special for $300 less . I wonder if it is just a mistake. 

Pays to shop around though!!

I did find this for $2999 on the http://www.justwow.co.nz/ website too but that looks like parallel importers and they don't even put any address/phone/name/company details on their contact us page.   That is usually a red flag for me. 



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  # 1048665 20-May-2014 11:09
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just wow details :

Inavit Ltd
72 Parnell Heights Drive
Palmerston North
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NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
+64 212512881
+64 1111111
e : jeffthezero@gmail.com



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  # 1048673 20-May-2014 11:23
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Hey, OK , i wonder what justwow are like. The biggest thing with these small operators is reputation and trust. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1048678 20-May-2014 11:25
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People are entitled to sell goods at higher than recommended retail price or the price at which a vertically integrated manufacturer sells things at. Where a shop runs the risk of contravening s 9 of the Fair Trading Act, which prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct in trade, is when they arbitrarily and misleadingly elevate goods from the normal prices at which the store sell them at, JUST to draw people in to buy them under the guise of a sale.



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  # 1048716 20-May-2014 12:02
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The prices on the MacBook Pros have recently dropped about $300, depending on the model, so I guess they aren't lying because a couple of weeks ago the price was $3999 for that model.


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  # 1052333 24-May-2014 16:22
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NL inflates their prices above RRP, so only buy stuff on >20% off

(their cost + 5% is about 10-15% off list price!!!)




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  # 1052372 24-May-2014 16:48
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I brought a Macbook Pro from NL Riccarton a week ago, went in and told them about the DSE sale and they price matched for me, very happy with their friendly service in there




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HiTM4N: I brought a Macbook Pro from NL Riccarton a week ago, went in and told them about the DSE sale and they price matched for me, very happy with their friendly service in there

Have to say, I generally stay away from places like Noel Leamings, but they were really good the first time I decided to bite the bullet and buy my phone (SAMSUNG S4) locally for the warranty benefits.  They had it on for $899.99 but price matched it down to $647.00 which at the time was cheaper than they were listing the S3 for.  Harvey Norman had it on for $647.00 but I didn't feel like a 30 minute car ride to the nearest shop.

...The boss wasn't very happy about it though.  When the rep I was talking to went up to him to approve it, his face turned blue and scrunched up a bit.  It must affect them negitively in some way when customers do their research.





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  # 1052638 25-May-2014 08:44
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dejadeadnz: People are entitled to sell goods at higher than recommended retail price or the price at which a vertically integrated manufacturer sells things at. Where a shop runs the risk of contravening s 9 of the Fair Trading Act, which prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct in trade, is when they arbitrarily and misleadingly elevate goods from the normal prices at which the store sell them at, JUST to draw people in to buy them under the guise of a sale.




In the USA the MSRP and the 'street price' are usually miles apart. Often there is 40% + discount and no one in the USA seems prepared to pay MSRP for anything!

Are you saying that NZ retailers are prohibited from doing the same?





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  # 1052639 25-May-2014 08:59
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There is no markup on macbooks at all, or any apple products. Apple sets the price and everyone has to follow or lose their ability to sell the products. 
Dick Smith is selling them at a personal lose at the moment with this 10% off offering, and I can only imagine it's because they need to meet a minimum sales target to continue being an authorised reseller.




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Geektastic:
dejadeadnz: People are entitled to sell goods at higher than recommended retail price or the price at which a vertically integrated manufacturer sells things at. Where a shop runs the risk of contravening s 9 of the Fair Trading Act, which prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct in trade, is when they arbitrarily and misleadingly elevate goods from the normal prices at which the store sell them at, JUST to draw people in to buy them under the guise of a sale.




In the USA the MSRP and the 'street price' are usually miles apart. Often there is 40% + discount and no one in the USA seems prepared to pay MSRP for anything!

Are you saying that NZ retailers are prohibited from doing the same?


I think what they're saying is that sometimes shops have their normal price, then they elevate the price temporarily so that they can then put the price back down to what they usually have it as and put a sale sticker on it.



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  # 1052651 25-May-2014 09:42
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joker97: NL inflates their prices above RRP, so only buy stuff on >20% off

(their cost + 5% is about 10-15% off list price!!!)


Most normal and rationale people would expect if something is on sale it would be off the normal (RRP) price. 

I thought that Noel Leeming were a bit cheeky to say this Mac Book was on sale when in fact the sale price was the national RRP NZ price.   

although, most normal and rationale people also shop around :)


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give you an example. was watching a camera system that was listed as $3499, cheapest local shops selling at $3299, a month before the 20% easter sale. I calculated I could get it at $2700 at the 20% off sale.

a week before easter it went to $3999. that means a 20% off becomes $3200. So I tried my cost + 5% deal with work, and it comes to $3700. a bit of talking got it down to $3650.

whether it's against the law I'm not sure, but this is real, I'm not making it up.




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This is why I always buy from the Apple Store online.  Prices are too variable otherwise.

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  # 1052681 25-May-2014 10:13
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gehenna: This is why I always buy from the Apple Store online.  Prices are too variable otherwise.


Also IME to date, excellent customer service.





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gehenna: This is why I always buy from the Apple Store online.  Prices are too variable otherwise.

Apple prices are the same everywhere ;)
Good site for anyone thinking of getting a mac is http://refurb.me , they publish the available refurbish apple products from the apple site and allow you to setup alerts if the model you're looking at isn't currently in stock as refurbished. significantly cheaper way to buy a mac, and still comes with full warranty




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