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




2399 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 182519 19-Oct-2015 14:57
Send private message

"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?

Thanks


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1084 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1409281 19-Oct-2015 14:59
Send private message

Not if they bought them for well below the standard wholesale price themselves...





2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1409282 19-Oct-2015 14:59
Send private message

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.....

 
 
 
 




2399 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1409285 19-Oct-2015 15:06
Send private message

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


3914 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1409286 19-Oct-2015 15:06
Send private message

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.




Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.




2399 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1409288 19-Oct-2015 15:16
Send private message

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)

 



2399 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1409289 19-Oct-2015 15:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

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)

2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1409295 19-Oct-2015 15:33
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


856 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1409394 19-Oct-2015 17:30
Send private message

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.

22750 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1409399 19-Oct-2015 17:44
2 people support this post
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

1530 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1409438 19-Oct-2015 19:08
Send private message

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.

509 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  # 1410540 21-Oct-2015 15:55
Send private message

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.



3231 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1410545 21-Oct-2015 16:03
Send private message

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




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1410546 21-Oct-2015 16:05
Send private message

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!



4234 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1410553 21-Oct-2015 16:17
Send private message

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





--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


864 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1466189 8-Jan-2016 20:26
Send private message

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.







 


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



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.