Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


310 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 16317 4-Oct-2007 11:34
Send private message

Have any of you out there got any experiences or comments on Telecom's "online mall" website

We've all seen the naff ads, but I would really be interested in your views of the "shopping experience" that is ferrit.

I have purchased a couple of things, a CD for my son and the latest Harry Potter novel. In both cases my experiences were somewhat underwhelming. Both items arrived late, in fact when I pointed out that the book had not arrived a week and a half after the release date, they gave me a 20% rebate - which I suppose is to their credit.
I don't think I would have even considered using this site had it not been for free delivery at the time.

The next online purchase I made was for some software, and I got a bit clever with that - searched on ferrit for the best deal, then went directly to the suppliers web site. Better options for payment and the goods were with me two days later.

I am also a little perplexed by Telecom not openly advertising their backing of the website??!?


Now based in Perth WA.

Check out my blog
Any comments or posts are not necessarily the opinion of my employer - who are bloody marvelous by the way.

Create new topic
676 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 89456 4-Oct-2007 11:57

I have have just one sample, I bought a toaster :) not long ago from ferrit.
I submitted my order on Saturday. On Monday I received a mail from the shop that they didnt find our home phone in the White Pages (secret of course) therefore to give them any proof of our home address: a phone bill, or electricity bill, something.
Fortunately I had a phone bill with me in the office where I work, so I scanned it and sent it in email.
They acknowledged it and the package arrived 1 day later.

Good points:
- ferrit is shipping for free at the moment
- I found the same toaster 10-15NZD less than in any shop in AKL.
- Package arrived next day from Wellington

Bad points:
- I didnt like this asking for proof thing, however I fully understand the issue with stolen credit cards and so, but it was just a toaster, I payed it and they just could call me to prove that I am who I am and I ordered the toaster for sure. Usually I am not running around with phone or electricity bills in my pocket.

I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

1693 posts

Uber Geek


  # 89497 4-Oct-2007 15:07
Send private message

I brought a bracket for my screen (used as TV) off it.  I had no problems at all.  The vendor who sent it to me sent it fine.  The price was much cheaper than the thieves hocking the same things off on TradeMe.

I was a bit skeptical, but i'd use Ferrit again.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27

New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18

Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.