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#29145 25-Dec-2008 22:18
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I'm curious what are the best deals you've seen advertised for Box Day/Weekend. These are best I've seen so far:
- Xbox 360 Arcade - $268 (Harvey Norman - Advertised on TV Christmas Eve)
- LG 32" LCD HD TV with dual HDMI inputs - $648 (JB Hi Fi - Advertised on their website)
- 42" Plasma HD TV - $888 (JB Hi Fi - Advertised on their website)

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  #186116 26-Dec-2008 07:41
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A few more tempting deals:
- MyFreeview HD box by Zinwell with 250gb hard disk -$849 (dse.co.nz)
- Freeview HD receiver - $211 (dse.co.nz)
- Xbox 360 Pro bundle with 60gb Hard Disk - $368 (JBhifi.co.nz)
- 1TB External Drive - $237.15 (dse.co.nz)
- Bravia 40" Full HD V-Series LCD TV incl built in Freeview - $1959 (dse.co.nz)

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  #186119 26-Dec-2008 08:22
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Is it me or is this year's Boxing Day sales a little dull?  Nothing major in terms of technology sales.

Might wait for the New Year sale.

 
 
 
 


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  #186120 26-Dec-2008 08:23
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If anybody is in the market for a TV make sure you check out DSE before you go elsewhere.

Their pricing is very good, 50" Panasonic PZ850 Full HD IDTV Plasma's for $3399 (one of the best TV's around at present). This is about the cheapest price in the marketplace by ~$200

Even if you don't but from them you should be able to at least save yourself a few hundred $$ since all the other chains such as Harvey Norman & Noel Leeming typiclaly price match.


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  #186121 26-Dec-2008 08:45
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Any special is good as long as you were going to buy it anyway.

I have been hanging out for a SLR camera. I am only wanting entry level camera and today looks like I might be getting either the Nikon D90 or the Sony A300.

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  #186134 26-Dec-2008 11:20
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I've been looking for Blu-ray players but no specials advertized..




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  #186137 26-Dec-2008 11:29
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old3eyes: I've been looking for Blu-ray players but no specials advertized..


20% off the new Sony one featuring BD Live at Noel Leeming brings it down to $560 from $700. It's had good reviews and am seriously thinking of getting one!

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  #186151 26-Dec-2008 13:49
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DSE are doing 40% off mice & keyboards and on top of that there is the Microsoft 25% cashback thing going on. Replaced my old Intellimouse with a Sidewinder for $89 and hopefully I'll get a further $40 off that from Microsoft.

Oh, and replaced my SE v600i with a Nokia N95 for $400. Not bad.

 
 
 
 


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  #186157 26-Dec-2008 14:25
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One thing to be aware of if you are buying anything from Harvey Norman or Norman Ross is that you have to haggle over the price of everything.

I was in both stores earlier in lower Hutt and saw plenty of big boxing day A4 sale tickets on products at their normal everyday prices, Norman Ross had Panasonic 50" Plasma's ticketed at (from memory) $4288 - that is $900 more expensive than DSE and $700 more than Noel Leeming and the same price that these TV's were ticketed at last week except it now has a boxing day special sign.The product has a white stock sticker showing something like $5200 so it looks like a special but the reality is that it's not.

There were plenty of other big ticket items like TV's and laptops that were ticketed the same way. Before you buy anything it always pays to shop around, especially when you're buying big ticket items. Both of these stores will haggle over price, on any of their higher priced items if you pay the ticketed price you ARE beinng ripped off.

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  #186159 26-Dec-2008 15:03
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I'm planning on going in there tomorrow and trying to get them to drop the price on the 50" Panasonic Plasma. Will they drop it much from $3399 (that DSE offer) do you think?

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  #186160 26-Dec-2008 15:15
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benny: I'm planning on going in there tomorrow and trying to get them to drop the price on the 50" Panasonic Plasma. Will they drop it much from $3399 (that DSE offer) do you think?


I wouldn't count on getting it for less than that. They normally do price match but $3399 is a very good price. ~$4200 was the street price on these TV's and DSE had been doing them at $3999 on special in mid December

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  #186165 26-Dec-2008 15:20
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sbiddle:
benny: I'm planning on going in there tomorrow and trying to get them to drop the price on the 50" Panasonic Plasma. Will they drop it much from $3399 (that DSE offer) do you think?


I wouldn't count on getting it for less than that. They normally do price match but $3399 is a very good price. ~$4200 was the street price on these TV's and DSE had been doing them at $3999 on special in mid December


I would say if one store won't do it, go to the next  Smile  Don't rush, there are 3 days to do the shopping left.

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  #186168 26-Dec-2008 16:24
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sbiddle:

If anybody is in the market for a TV make sure you check out DSE before you go elsewhere.

Their pricing is very good, 50" Panasonic PZ850 Full HD IDTV Plasma's for $3399 (one of the best TV's around at present). This is about the cheapest price in the marketplace by ~$200

Even if you don't but from them you should be able to at least save yourself a few hundred $$ since all the other chains such as Harvey Norman & Noel Leeming typiclaly price match.



Agree with this... I have not bought a LCD yet but when doing some comparitive pricing a few months back DSE were very competitive for the models they stocked.

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  #186194 26-Dec-2008 20:14
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quick note for people not to wait to long as most prices will increase sometime in mid january, if not before then

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  #186196 26-Dec-2008 20:20
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i was wowed at the n95 by dse.co.nz at $400 down from its original $1399. but i'm not convinced about its battery life. still, for those looking for a new mobile, this is it!




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  #186198 26-Dec-2008 20:25
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riahon: Any special is good as long as you were going to buy it anyway.

I have been hanging out for a SLR camera. I am only wanting entry level camera and today looks like I might be getting either the Nikon D90 or the Sony A300.



i guess it's a matter of taste, but i think the canon 450d beats the other 2 hands down.




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