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  Reply # 285274 26-Dec-2009 16:48
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thefatmould: Nation wide SELLOUT from a Harvey Norman Staff Member!


Your a Harvey Norman staff member?



No I was told this by a staff member when I asked this morning!







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  Reply # 285275 26-Dec-2009 16:50
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You've gotta be careful buying anything from Harvey Norman. They have some very questionable business practices - one of which is to have heavily inflated prices on their white stickers so they can put stuff on "special".

They've got Prepay Vodems priced at $149 reduced to $99 on special - these have only ever been $99 since they were launched and plenty of other retailers were selling these for around the $69 - $79 mark today.

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  Reply # 285296 26-Dec-2009 20:00
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sbiddle: You've gotta be careful buying anything from Harvey Norman. They have some very questionable business practices - one of which is to have heavily inflated prices on their white stickers so they can put stuff on "special".

They've got Prepay Vodems priced at $149 reduced to $99 on special - these have only ever been $99 since they were launched and plenty of other retailers were selling these for around the $69 - $79 mark today.


Very true, not going to be the case with this one though.

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  Reply # 285299 26-Dec-2009 20:15
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Didn't make it in time to get one at the Whangarei store :(




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  Reply # 285415 27-Dec-2009 12:55
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Anyone notice these are still being advertised in the paper this morning (Sunday star times)

Surely HN knew these would sell out, this crosses the line between a short stocked promo to deliberately misleading.

There was no way there was going to be stock left on 27th, how can they still be advertised?

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  Reply # 285446 27-Dec-2009 16:05
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decesses: Anyone notice these are still being advertised in the paper this morning (Sunday star times)

Surely HN knew these would sell out, this crosses the line between a short stocked promo to deliberately misleading.

There was no way there was going to be stock left on 27th, how can they still be advertised?




Probably couldn't pull the advertising in time I would say but, at that price and limit of one per customer, you had to believe there were very limited stocks.  I agree that they should have had more though.

I spoke to a guy in the Hastings store this morning who said they were trying to source more for another go at the promotion at a later date, but who really knows.

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  Reply # 285447 27-Dec-2009 16:08
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I doubt they'd get more - it's an end of line product. I suspect the reason it was so cheap was because they've cleaned all the remaining stock up from HP.


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  Reply # 285467 27-Dec-2009 17:45
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sbiddle: You've gotta be careful buying anything from Harvey Norman. They have some very questionable business practices - one of which is to have heavily inflated prices on their white stickers so they can put stuff on "special".

They've got Prepay Vodems priced at $149 reduced to $99 on special - these have only ever been $99 since they were launched and plenty of other retailers were selling these for around the $69 - $79 mark today.



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  Reply # 285469 27-Dec-2009 17:48
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well i have to say a particular miele vacuum cleaner model was $449 at HN and reduced to $384 while at godfreys it was $499. anyhow, i'm not interested as am looking for one with a motorised sonic pulsatile head - it really shakes the crap out of the carpet!

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  Reply # 285471 27-Dec-2009 18:00
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sbiddle: I doubt they'd get more - it's an end of line product. I suspect the reason it was so cheap was because they've cleaned all the remaining stock up from HP.



Not only HN... HP has brought out millions of variant of HP Mini... there's like slight variation for some small bits then it's entirely different product number/model. It was a headache to shop for it.

Now, I'd just be looking at ones with nVidia ION, or with AMD Athlon Neo Dual-core+ATI.




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  Reply # 285479 27-Dec-2009 19:32
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sbiddle: I doubt they'd get more - it's an end of line product. I suspect the reason it was so cheap was because they've cleaned all the remaining stock up from HP.



The one my sister got had a manufacture date under the keyboard of November 2009.

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  Reply # 285486 27-Dec-2009 20:14
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it seems to have no cd-rom/dvd rom drive. is that normal? (or am I just totally blind?)

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  Reply # 285487 27-Dec-2009 20:29
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NonprayingMantis: it seems to have no cd-rom/dvd rom drive. is that normal? (or am I just totally blind?)


No "netbook" style machines have an optical drive. Part of the reason why they're smaller!


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  Reply # 285490 27-Dec-2009 20:52
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I spoke to someone at HN earlier today and they suggested a nationwide sell out. Does any store have any left?

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  Reply # 285492 27-Dec-2009 21:09
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LZ: I spoke to someone at HN earlier today and they suggested a nationwide sell out. Does any store have any left?


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