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Topic # 240640 18-Sep-2018 13:26
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PB Tech Mega Sale
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/mega-sale-2209

 

Are PBT becoming the Briscos/Godfreys of the IT world ?
Never ending string of 'sales'
Do they ever put up usefull stuff at heavily discounted prices on these sales, or just the usual $5 off average NZ pricing

 

 


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  Reply # 2092536 18-Sep-2018 13:28
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Yes they have decent specials on some items.

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  Reply # 2092539 18-Sep-2018 13:30
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I have moved this from the bargains and deals thread... as it is neither.


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  Reply # 2092549 18-Sep-2018 13:47
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I have noticed you see some good specials with them but generally they are the cheapest for most things at a retail level by default. Stock that moves at a constant rate never goes on sale or the items that are recent releases. They just use it to clear out trash...

Don't get me wring ive seen some stunner deals but at the same time they were not the only one offering the same level of discount.

Sales and discounts are all smoke and mirrors. 





 


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  Reply # 2092558 18-Sep-2018 14:02
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Came to the conclusion they aren't worth the effort a while back. We have an account with them on their best pricing tier (via work) that gives us a negligible discount and the sales always seem to be about this level. I'm guessing their margins are pretty tight anyway, so it's understandable.





 


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  Reply # 2092584 18-Sep-2018 14:45
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Peppery:

 

Came to the conclusion they aren't worth the effort a while back. We have an account with them on their best pricing tier (via work) that gives us a negligible discount and the sales always seem to be about this level. I'm guessing their margins are pretty tight anyway, so it's understandable.

 

 

Always have to watch out for those sales that better the discount tier though too!





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  Reply # 2092587 18-Sep-2018 14:48
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Just be aware of the smoke and mirrors.  They are well known for being disingenuous on some promotions.  As with everything...do your homework first.  That said, I do buy there from time to time.  They normally have a sale on of some sort, so to answer the OP's question...I guess it's a yes.      





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  Reply # 2092607 18-Sep-2018 15:29
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PB Tech Mega Sale
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/mega-sale-2209

 

Are PBT becoming the Briscos/Godfreys of the IT world ?
Never ending string of 'sales'
Do they ever put up usefull stuff at heavily discounted prices on these sales, or just the usual $5 off average NZ pricing

 

 

 

 

On the rare occasion they do have a genuinely good deal. It is not always during sales either. 

 

While distasteful I guess you just need to be alert to these kinds of business practices. 

 

Retailers have dug themselves somewhat into a hole where they have normalised sales.  Many people don't shop outside sales periods,  because every weekend there is some kind of different sale. 

 

Farmers is really bad too, every Thursday they have a 'huge' 50% off (junk) sale, and that sometimes extends through to Monday. The good stuff is never discounted 50% though (eg, lego max 15%).

 

Between pricespy and googling you can normally figure out if something is truly a good price. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2092678 18-Sep-2018 16:47
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I'm on their mailing list and their emails have changed over the last year. Not as tempting as they once were. Their used to list a bunch of their specials like a snail-mail flyer and if something looked interesting (like something I'd been thinking about upgrading) I'd click on the relevant special. Now, they mostly seem to say they've having (another) sale and you have to click to find out what the specials are. Not tempting, so I don't click.


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Reply # 2092683 18-Sep-2018 16:58
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I agree, you always need to shop around, new store big, lots of room, but as I say, check around townundecided

 

 


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  Reply # 2092825 18-Sep-2018 20:27
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They seem to be doing daily deals of old junk that noone wants now too.





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