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Topic # 159769 12-Dec-2014 08:24
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I came across this NYT article, which confirms much of the recent discussion in various threads (and applies to NZ 'sales' as well, I think).

To quote:

So far this year, The Wirecutter and The Sweethome have researched 54,000 holiday deals. They’ve found that only a bit more than 300 of them — less than 1 percent — are worth your time. “When we find a deal that we think is good, it’s a needle in a haystack,” Ms. Cheng said. “We’re super-excited when that happens.”

Personally, I found all the recent online sales (Black Friday etc) distinctly underwhelming, and in-store ones haven't been any better. How many times and how often does a product need to be 'discounted' to the same price for that price to become the regular price??!! I remember Briscoes getting in trouble for this a few years back for a frypan that apparently was never at its 'normal' price.

Edit: typo

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  Reply # 1196012 12-Dec-2014 08:28
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The PB Tech Black Friday sale was pretty good. I got an EVGA GTX970 4GB video card and a pair of 4GB RAM sticks for just under the price of the EVGA card alone at Computer Lounge (which seemed to be the normal price within $10-$20 everywhere else it was available). Mind you, I was roughly the 10th person in line out of about 300 people by the time the doors opened. I'm sure it was a lot less exciting for the 300th person in the queue.

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