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Topic # 182519 19-Oct-2015 14:57
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"There will be deals aplenty both in-store and online with ALL products at wholesale pricing or below"

If products are at wholesale or below won't they just lose money having this sale?

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  Reply # 1409281 19-Oct-2015 14:59
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Not if they bought them for well below the standard wholesale price themselves...





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1. lose, not loose.
2. Their cost does not equal "wholesale"

edit: "wholesale" is a nothing term with a vague description.

edit 2: you ninja-edited the loose/lose thing didn't you.....



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  Reply # 1409285 19-Oct-2015 15:06
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If they got a product for $100 (their whole) instead of $150 (someone elses wholesale) then their wholesale product would still be $100.
They can't say they got it at $100 wholesale and then sell it at $150 wholesale and say they are still under other people's wholesale which is $200


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  Reply # 1409286 19-Oct-2015 15:06
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PBTech are an IT Wholesaler to many smaller stores as well as an IT Retailer. They almost certainly mean the standard price they sell to wholesalers at.




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  Reply # 1409288 19-Oct-2015 15:16
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Lias: PBTech are an IT Wholesaler to many smaller stores as well as an IT Retailer. They almost certainly mean the standard price they sell to wholesalers at.


But they are advertising as a Retailer in this instance to customers, not to wholesalers, so customers would expect their advertisement to be interpreted as PCTech (Retails) wholesale price (What they buy it for).
As PBTech have no idea what other people wholesale any product for so they cannot advertise it lower than someone elses wholesale. (These figures are usually under NDA)

 



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wasabi2k: 1. lose, not loose.
2. Their cost does not equal "wholesale"

edit: "wholesale" is a nothing term with a vague description.

- Wholesale can mean quite a few things yes, but most people would treat it as "the cost a company (who sells retails) buys their products at"

edit 2: you ninja-edited the loose/lose thing didn't you.....


- I fixed it about 20 seconds after I posted (I made a mistake)

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  Reply # 1409295 19-Oct-2015 15:33
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LennonNZ:
wasabi2k: 1. lose, not loose.
2. Their cost does not equal "wholesale"

edit: "wholesale" is a nothing term with a vague description.

- Wholesale can mean quite a few things yes, but most people would treat it as "the cost a company (who sells retails) buys their products at"

edit 2: you ninja-edited the loose/lose thing didn't you.....


- I fixed it about 20 seconds after I posted (I made a mistake)


Haha I know - I had the original thread open in another tab. Was just being a dick.

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  Reply # 1409394 19-Oct-2015 17:30
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LennonNZ:
Lias: PBTech are an IT Wholesaler to many smaller stores as well as an IT Retailer. They almost certainly mean the standard price they sell to wholesalers at.


But they are advertising as a Retailer in this instance to customers, not to wholesalers, so customers would expect their advertisement to be interpreted as PCTech (Retails) wholesale price (What they buy it for).
As PBTech have no idea what other people wholesale any product for so they cannot advertise it lower than someone elses wholesale. (These figures are usually under NDA)

 


I expect that PBTech Retail buy from PBTech Wholesale. So PBTech group as a whole, will be making profit.

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  Reply # 1409399 19-Oct-2015 17:44
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I think wholesale is just price 3 in their system, which is what anyone buying for resale gets things for. If you ask them you will usually get it too on a cash sale.




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  Reply # 1409438 19-Oct-2015 19:08
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I was in PBTech today. I didn't realise it was a sale, but I did get the product for less than was shown on the bargain bin tag. Apacer 32GB micro SD class10/UHS1 $21.80 instead of $24.

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  Reply # 1410540 21-Oct-2015 15:55
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PB tech are probably doing more harm than good their reputation by calling this a " sale " . It certainly does not meet my expectations of a sale when the 250.00 item I wanted was $246.00. Woopee.



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  Reply # 1410545 21-Oct-2015 16:03
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I couldn't figure out if it was limited to all items pictures or all items in their inventory. Either way this 'sale' is a bit of a yawn, nil or negligible reduction on items I am interested in. I vote fail on this one




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  Reply # 1410546 21-Oct-2015 16:05
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turnin: PB tech are probably doing more harm than good their reputation by calling this a " sale " . It certainly does not meet my expectations of a sale when the 250.00 item I wanted was $246.00. Woopee.


Did you get it for less than the advertised original price? That's a sale!



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  Reply # 1410553 21-Oct-2015 16:17
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richms: I think wholesale is just price 3 in their system, which is what anyone buying for resale gets things for. If you ask them you will usually get it too on a cash sale.


Yep - and they have clarified this on Facebook... "Wholesale" in the sense of this "sale" is simply the price they will sell to resellers at... for the MS Surface products this represents about 1.5% discount.

They shouldn't have bothered with this. It made me buy what I needed today from a different online retailer on principle... (No it wasn't the Surface Pro I wanted initially!)

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1466189 8-Jan-2016 20:26
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Not sure if it's against the rules to bring up an old topic, but I noticed this amazing "sale" on the DJI Phantom at PBTech that's actually $400 above what they're selling in store for currently. Most other retailers (Photo Warehouse, Heathcote Appliances) are stocking it at around the $999 price point, so this seems straight up deceptive to me.







 


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