That won't be a particularly large store compared to some of the other players (Smiths / HNorman). And I'm picking they won't be going overly high end (it's a mall store after all). But they will no doubt sell a lot of games / consoles etc - and the likes of the games store in the Golden Centre may struggle. I don't know if it'll hurt Harvey Norman / Noel Leeming... more the smaller players who may already be close to the brink profit wise? It could actually stimulate the market at Bond & Bond across the road...
I do think staff will leave the likes of Noel Leeming / Powerstore etc to take up a lion share of the jobs. Of course, they typically move management etc from other JB stores.
Didn't see that on the website. Must be going blind haha. Am quite impressed with JB's. Some of their prices seem a bit higher, but not too bad. The three times I went there since yesterday, it has been flat out.
With Powerstore's Garage Sale and the opening of JB Hifi... there would have been some bargains to find! Was there a lot of advertising out there promoting the launch? Or was it all a little 'softly softly' until they get 100% sorted?
I didn't see any advertising promoting the launch, other than the spread in Fridays paper. As for Powerstores garage sale, I had a quick glimpse at prices in todays paper and wasn't too impressed. They had a 1TB WD Elements external drive for $133. You can buy them at PBTech for around $109 - everyday price now.