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  Reply # 1906901 24-Nov-2017 08:53
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spearsniper: Someone with a full trolley of groceries at the 10 item or less express lane. Normally always in front of you when you are in a hurry.

 

Equally, the cowardice of supermarkets who don't nicely tell these customers where to go. 

 

I bet, OSH regulations requires supermarket workers to avoid conflict. After all, the customer might go rambo on them. 


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  Reply # 1906904 24-Nov-2017 09:01
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New Zealand importers/retailers who reduce warranty period on locally sold products ... when internationally the warranty is longer. 

 

eg, the EVGA G3 computer power supply has a 10yr warranty in the USA... but , only a 7 yr warranty in New Zealand. 

 

Sometimes a warranty is useful as very few retailers make CGA claims easy (commerce commission why do you exist?).   

 

Of course, there is no point having a shorter warranty on the NZ product... because , if the EVGA G3 fails at 9 years old, you go to the disputes tribunal and point out the 10 year warranty in the other countries as proof that it should last that. 

 

I've seen this on new cars too.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1906908 24-Nov-2017 09:22
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Dairy owners clearing the shelves at PakNSave.

 

You do not want to be behind these people at the checkout.

 

 





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  Reply # 1906959 24-Nov-2017 09:44
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New Zealand importers/retailers who reduce warranty period on locally sold products ... when internationally the warranty is longer. 

 

eg, the EVGA G3 computer power supply has a 10yr warranty in the USA... but , only a 7 yr warranty in New Zealand. 

 

Sometimes a warranty is useful as very few retailers make CGA claims easy (commerce commission why do you exist?).   

 

Of course, there is no point having a shorter warranty on the NZ product... because , if the EVGA G3 fails at 9 years old, you go to the disputes tribunal and point out the 10 year warranty in the other countries as proof that it should last that. 

 

I've seen this on new cars too.

 

 

Camera companies do this. Nikon is a 5yr warranty in the USA and 1 year in NZ...!

 

Also, in the EU, it's mandatory to offer at least 2 years on electronics and yet in NZ same electronics usually get 1 year.






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  Reply # 1906963 24-Nov-2017 09:48
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surfisup1000:

 

spearsniper: Someone with a full trolley of groceries at the 10 item or less express lane. Normally always in front of you when you are in a hurry.

 

Equally, the cowardice of supermarkets who don't nicely tell these customers where to go. 

 

I bet, OSH regulations requires supermarket workers to avoid conflict. After all, the customer might go rambo on them. 

 

 

 

 

In the same vein, shoppers who become what my wife calls with typical Northern directness "TIT's" (TIT is Tit In a Trance!) when they get into a supermarket and wander around slowly and vaguely getting in the way of people who want to get on with life because they have other things to do...

 

Also the subset of shoppers who abandon their trolley mid-aisle as an obstruction to wander off and collect something from another aisle. I usually drop a couple of additional random items into their trolleys as a subversive penalty for being so irritating.






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  Reply # 1906976 24-Nov-2017 10:07
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spearsniper: Someone with a full trolley of groceries at the 10 item or less express lane. Normally always in front of you when you are in a hurry.

 

Equally, the cowardice of supermarkets who don't nicely tell these customers where to go. 

 

I bet, OSH regulations requires supermarket workers to avoid conflict. After all, the customer might go rambo on them. 

 

 

I've often had the empty express lane operators beckon me as I've walked past picking a checkout aisle when I've had an excess of goods. I ignore that but sometimes, I've gone out of my way to stop and explain to them it annoys me when having to wait for people that shouldn't be there and that allowing people with FEWER than 12 items, just because they're standing there bored, defeats the purpose of having an express lane and actually put me off just stopping in for a few things on many occasions. What happens when someone turns up with a couple of items just as I've started unloading my full trolley?





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  Reply # 1907038 24-Nov-2017 11:14
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Do they commonly still have the "12 items" limit posted in express checkout lanes?

 

Pretty sure it's now just marked as "express checkout" with no specific limit at my local supermarkets (Countdown and New World).


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  Reply # 1907202 24-Nov-2017 16:38
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"Hmm. I need to make this delivery but the guy isn't home. I know! I'll dump it in the driveway so he can't get the car into the garage! That makes sense!"

 

Why don't people think before they act?


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  Reply # 1907204 24-Nov-2017 16:41
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All the Christmas commercialism. Didn't we just have this all last year? yell


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  Reply # 1907210 24-Nov-2017 16:53
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Do they commonly still have the "12 items" limit posted in express checkout lanes?

 

Pretty sure it's now just marked as "express checkout" with no specific limit at my local supermarkets (Countdown and New World). 

 

Local Countdown has just had "self checkout" kiosks installed. They are only labelled "no trolleys".


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  Reply # 1907569 25-Nov-2017 12:17
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NZTA Vehicle licence reminder says paying the one year licence online costs $ 76.91, but when I go to the page it says the price is $ 76.92.

 

 





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  Reply # 1907613 25-Nov-2017 12:32
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Not to worry. I have an old one cent coin you can have. Take it to the Reserve Bank and exchange it for, um, credit. Yes. tongue-out


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  Reply # 1907666 25-Nov-2017 13:45
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All the Christmas commercialism. Didn't we just have this all last year? yell

 

 

 

 

Lordy. If you think NZ is bad, try spending Christmas in the USA or the UK...!!

 

NZ virtually ignores Christmas in comparison.






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Nobody listening to Gareth Morgan and his policies which would solve our need for immigration to fund retirees and this stupid inept housing propaganda. Why should someone disabled at 25 with a partner earning just over the WINZ threshold not get a disability pension and the couple struggling to survive until retirement. Yet someone retiring with a $10mil house and $10mil in the bank get $350 a week out of our annual taxes? As Gareth himself said, what on earth do I need $350 a week for. If we income/assett testing disability incomes, we should be income testing retirees and we should be raising the age to 67 NOW not in 2037 or whatever Benglish wanted.

 

And stupid cat lovers not realising how devastating cats are on native fauna making such ridiculous statements.

 

And Jacinda Adern and her 37yo immature brain farts coming out her mouth. Its a bit like "Designated Survivor" with her. The last person standing unfortunately for us being the worst politician. What she really needs is to have Gareth Morgan as Chief Of Staff, so she can simply use his policies and become a puppet.

 

Bad mouthing Aussie politics is going to bite us in the bum if the GFC borrowings are called back on in a hurry, on top of the greed of the auck property market mortgages. The Americans thought their bubble was bad, wait until our international lenders economies crash and ask for their money back, we have a double bubble, will the aussies even take us on as a state let alone using their currency if that occurs ;-p

 

All tongue n cheek ;-p


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  Reply # 1907677 25-Nov-2017 14:05
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