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Topic # 32799 23-Apr-2009 19:11
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Where in the world are the latest and grestest laptop PCs in NZ?  Dick Smith's website and store have very limited supply of everything - likewise Noel Leeming. 

I realise the current crop of laptops are discontinued models.  They have been on sale for 2-3 months, most of them. 

Does anyone know when we can see new models coming through, such as HP's DV3s and DV2s?

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  Reply # 208874 23-Apr-2009 21:08
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probably will be sold here as 'new models' when the rest of the world don't sell them anymore (and get newer models)!

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Reply # 208881 23-Apr-2009 21:40
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Haha true!

Seriously though, my gosh, look at the catalogues - no more than 4 laptops, all pretty low spec-ed.

A recession doesn't mean no one's buying?!? 


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  Reply # 208923 24-Apr-2009 07:11
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I asked the same questions at PB tech and thery said they cant stock all the models or source them as with the exchange rate it makes them to exspensive and kiwis wouldnt buy them.  This was a question more directed and answered in relation to netbooks.

NZ need a large store like bestbuys or better still the US stores need to lift the restrictions on selling to international customers.

Im looking for a netbook so Im forced to shop and look in the US and ship to freinds over there.

The Harvey Normans / Dick Smiths dont have the latest models and more stock clearance items.

Look the differance between the Dell US and the NZ site.

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  Reply # 208929 24-Apr-2009 08:04
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Well, leave it up to the customers to decide whether they will buy or not.  DSE etc shouldn't assume really.

Plus, without stock, how are the retailers likely to make money?  No stock, no cash.  What kind of a busienss model are they running?

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  Reply # 208937 24-Apr-2009 08:47
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Noel Leeming seem to also have stopped selling Toshiba laptops as far as I can see - thats a huge disappointment!

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  Reply # 208954 24-Apr-2009 09:48
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Harvey Norman currently has the widest range but like DSE and NL, their stock is not the latest.

I went over to Aussie lately and their stores are still stocking the same models as here.  I guess it isn't just NZ.

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