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  Reply # 312758 30-Mar-2010 10:22
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robbyp:
vinnieg: And I mean physically smells, has anyone else noticed this?

The last 4-5 times I've been in, it's smelt like someone had crapped their pants.

I think it could be the buffing/polish used on the floor? It's so rank, I can't be in there more than 5 minutes otherwise I make stupid purchases to try get out...good excuse for the missus though:

"I went in to get a set of headphones, but it smelt so bad I walked over to the TV aisle and bought a new 26" TV for our room"

 


Yes, when I first went in there last year, I almost gagged when I went in. It smells like someone has puked. It is an offensive smell. When I went in a few months ago, it still smelled, but not quite as bad. Don't know if it is costing them business, but it is not a pleasant environment.



I've sent an email to management of JB Hifi NZ, I'll also go in and speak to the floor manager I think and ask him if he's had any similar complaints.

It's annoying with a big sale coming up and then thinking, oh crap 




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  Reply # 312878 30-Mar-2010 16:14

Did a google search on 'JB HIFI smells', and found this website from over a year ago! I would think they know about the problem. I think it could possibily be their ventilation/airconditioning and bacteria.

 

http://forums.nzgamer.com/lofiversion/index.php/t11884.html

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  Reply # 312891 30-Mar-2010 16:34
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It can't be helping their cause being right next to a food court. But did LV Martin have any problems when it was in the same spot?

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  Reply # 312915 30-Mar-2010 17:15

gehenna: It can't be helping their cause being right next to a food court. But did LV Martin have any problems when it was in the same spot?


That wouldn't be the reason, because food courts exists in malls without problems. I never noticed the problem at LV martins, and the food court was there too. Infact the food court has been there for many years, and I never noticed any problems with the shops when it was still the BNZ shopping mall, before the refurb.

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  Reply # 313378 31-Mar-2010 09:59

+1 I couldn't agree more, I do not bother going to that store anymore. Its a musty yucky smell. Maybe it has something to do with the sewers nearby...



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  Reply # 313394 31-Mar-2010 10:28
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robbyp:
gehenna: It can't be helping their cause being right next to a food court. But did LV Martin have any problems when it was in the same spot?


That wouldn't be the reason, because food courts exists in malls without problems. I never noticed the problem at LV martins, and the food court was there too. Infact the food court has been there for many years, and I never noticed any problems with the shops when it was still the BNZ shopping mall, before the refurb.


yeah that's right, they had carpet down there too didn't they?  Maybe it's the old carpet glue, although I think they currently have oak laminate down there now?

Oops, this thread comes up if you search for JB Hifi Wellington...4th place in google just under JB Hifi contact details, hahaha




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  Reply # 313428 31-Mar-2010 11:36
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Dosn't come up at all for me in Google




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System: Dosn't come up at all for me in Google


your system might possibly have a cached page, but for me:

"JbHifi wellington" in google.co.nz:
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"JB Hifi wellington" in google.co.nz:
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"Jb hifi Wellington" in google.com
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"jb hi-fi wellington" in google.co.nz:
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hasn't been referenced through Bing yet...

4th in Yahoo.co.nz search




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  Reply # 313444 31-Mar-2010 12:14
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Hahaha thats awesome, sure to get them some bad reputation




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  Reply # 313616 31-Mar-2010 21:30
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Its the floors/varnish/wax whatever, I actually like the smell, doesn't remind me of crap, but of my uncle who was a varnishing/waxing guy by trade.

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  Reply # 313621 31-Mar-2010 21:40
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Whats Jbhifi email address? I cant seem to find anywhere on the internet.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 313642 31-Mar-2010 22:22
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support [at] jbhifi.com.au will work, I am sure they can forward it onto the right people.

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