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21brandon21

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#154917 12-Nov-2014 20:32
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http://au.ign.com/wikis/black-friday-cyber-monday/Best_Buy_2014?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

When will we ever see prices like this in NZ?

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  #1173860 12-Nov-2014 21:51
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when the population reaches 20 million

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  #1173861 12-Nov-2014 21:53
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When NZ has ~250 million people living in it?

 
 
 
 


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  #1175587 14-Nov-2014 08:35
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When Walmart buys The Warehouse.


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  #1175625 14-Nov-2014 08:57
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I don't think I'd risk buying a cheap TV if it meant risking my head being caved in by a hoard of desperate shoppers.

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  #1175701 14-Nov-2014 10:58
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not sure my idea of shopping includes possible death or arrest.




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  #1175704 14-Nov-2014 11:01
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DravidDavid: I don't think I'd risk buying a cheap TV if it meant risking my head being caved in by a hoard of desperate shoppers.


That's unlikely to happen on Cyber Monday. Depending on where you access the internet from...

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  #1175710 14-Nov-2014 11:16
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If only we could use US cash rebates here I would buy so much crap I don't need and ship it over.

 
 
 
 


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  #1175771 14-Nov-2014 12:32
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contrast with our boxing day sales I guess

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  #1175775 14-Nov-2014 12:45
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khull: contrast with our boxing day sales I guess


Not really.  Very few if any of the Boxing Day prices are as good as Black  Friday..




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  #1175979 14-Nov-2014 17:04
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One thing's for sure is that we are being blatantly ripped off when it comes to games. There's no excuses as to why you can get PS4 games for $30 in the USA where in NZ you pay $80+ for them.

I'm envy of their prices on TV's so damn cheap for 60"+ and their 4K range.

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  #1175988 14-Nov-2014 17:23
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21brandon21: http://au.ign.com/wikis/black-friday-cyber-monday/Best_Buy_2014?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

When will we ever see prices like this in NZ?

When you accept a vastly lower wage for your current job and no protection from unions etc.
Oh and yes the population.

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  #1175989 14-Nov-2014 17:23
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21brandon21: http://au.ign.com/wikis/black-friday-cyber-monday/Best_Buy_2014?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

When will we ever see prices like this in NZ?

When you accept a vastly lower wage for your current job and no protection from unions etc.
Oh and yes the population.

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  #1175996 14-Nov-2014 17:35
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move there




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  #1176000 14-Nov-2014 17:42
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Australia has end of financial year sales ... any good?




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  #1176141 14-Nov-2014 22:40
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MrJonathanNZ:
21brandon21: http://au.ign.com/wikis/black-friday-cyber-monday/Best_Buy_2014?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

When will we ever see prices like this in NZ?

When you accept a vastly lower wage for your current job and no protection from unions etc.
Oh and yes the population.


Why would I need to accept that? Also I have never had 'protection' from a union in my life.

I'm not even sure population is always an excuse.

Take trainers. How many pairs in boxes fit in a 40ft container? 1000?

Let us say cost price ex Vietnam is $40 a pair. Shipping for 1 container to NZ from Halong City or somewhere perhaps $4000.

So landed price ex GST and Duty around $44.

Add 25% GST and duty to get $55.

Yet same shoes retail here for almost $255. What does the population size have to do with that?

We are just ripped off and fed lines like "it's the shipping costs" or "the market is too small" which in many cases are just excuses.

The main problem is 'distributors' who do nothing whatsoever to add value - they just add margin for the pleasure of receiving goods from overseas and sending them out to retailers. In many cases the retailers could just order direct if they were allowed to.





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