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Topic # 62394 6-Jun-2010 02:08
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Recently came across DEKA's facebook page and it got me thinking, "Man, it was a fun store for kids... unlike the huge tins we have now called The Warehouse"  Tongue out 

For all those reminiscing their ads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxTtVMpv8o4 

 

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  Reply # 338697 6-Jun-2010 08:05
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Yeah, I remember Deka; the one that was in my town is now a Noel Leeming. I was sad when it closed down :(

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  Reply # 338699 6-Jun-2010 08:24
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I got Tresspassed when I was a kid from Deka coz' I thought the lollies were free.




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  Reply # 338702 6-Jun-2010 08:36
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I remember the one at Manukau and Papatoetoe.... only ever went there for the occasional AMiga or Atari 2600 game they sold




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  Reply # 338708 6-Jun-2010 08:54
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I remember the one that glenfield mall

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  Reply # 338736 6-Jun-2010 10:37
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I remember all my friends used to work at them (St Lukes from memory, maybe New Lynn)..



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  Reply # 338740 6-Jun-2010 11:00
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johnr: I remember the one that glenfield mall


Yes, Glenfield was the one I went to:) Not to mention Big Fresh that was next door with the rockin' veges - it was always sad when they didn't turn those on, haha:D

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  Reply # 338747 6-Jun-2010 11:37
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I barely remember both Big Fresh and DEKA - the picture of the DEKA sign is the one in Huntly... had a discussion about it when we passed by last week.




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  Reply # 338751 6-Jun-2010 11:50
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manhinli: I barely remember both Big Fresh and DEKA - the picture of the DEKA sign is the one in Huntly... had a discussion about it when we passed by last week.


I wonder how much it would cost to get that sign?  Wink 

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  Reply # 338759 6-Jun-2010 12:28
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The Deka sign in Huntly is still up

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  Reply # 338762 6-Jun-2010 12:49
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Can remember the one up in Christchurch, where The Palms now stand, Its been gone for near a decade or more.

Atari 2600 rofl, sadly i remember those days too




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  Reply # 338785 6-Jun-2010 14:05
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I remember them selling the Atari Lynx and wanting one really badly.




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Reply # 338788 6-Jun-2010 14:10
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johnr: I remember the one that glenfield mall


Yes, Glenfield was the one I went to:) Not to mention Big Fresh that was next door with the rockin' veges - it was always sad when they didn't turn those on, haha:D


The rockin' veges were great

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  Reply # 339275 8-Jun-2010 10:01
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Does anyone remember the DEKA in Orewa. That was a nasty store, but cool never the less. It had the best Toy section!! :) Good times..

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  Reply # 339281 8-Jun-2010 10:24
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DEKA got folded into the Farmers chain in the early 2000s,

DEKA was owned by LD Nathan at the time, which also owned the Woolworths supermarket chain.


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  Reply # 339292 8-Jun-2010 10:53
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Heh my first part time job was working in retail at DEKA Glenfield while at college back in 98-99 - good times. I remeber they had some weird hybric cat5 coax cabeling for the computer network there which we swiped on the last day for lan parties.

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