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#63364 25-Jun-2010 08:19
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Store will be open mid September in the Meridian Mall, JB Hifi's first South Island store.  About 30 jobs will be created.

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  #345108 25-Jun-2010 08:45
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They are in the process of opening a store in Bayfair  (Mt Maunganui) also.

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  #345110 25-Jun-2010 08:52
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Yep, can confirm the Dunedin store. Not sure why they chose to go to Dunedin before Christchurch though :S

 
 
 
 


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  #345114 25-Jun-2010 09:04
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1080p: Yep, can confirm the Dunedin store. Not sure why they chose to go to Dunedin before Christchurch though :S


Economics. They will want a store that is going to make them money. If its in the wrong location, and the rent is too high, then they obviously will not make any, or enough, profit.

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  #345115 25-Jun-2010 09:05
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Obvious choice really, Dunedin is way better :)  and even Marbecks opened their first South Island store in Dunedin. 

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  #345117 25-Jun-2010 09:08
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semigeek: Store will be open mid September in the Meridian Mall, JB Hifi's first South Island store.  About 30 jobs will be created.


Or transferred from NL, B&B, HN and SCity. 
Those other tech stores must be quaking if the effect on  them in other areas is anything to go by.




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  #345141 25-Jun-2010 10:45
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I think it's to do with the large student demographics (and their tendency to overspend).

They have one in Palmerston North too.

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  #345172 25-Jun-2010 11:58
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Yeah its taking over half of k-mart, should be about the same size as the Noel Leemings here apprently.

 
 
 
 


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  #345381 25-Jun-2010 20:44
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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.

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  #391258 13-Oct-2010 11:21
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Anyone know the opening date, according to the news article awhile ago, it was meant to be open September, but still not open.

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  #391486 13-Oct-2010 19:28
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Their website says...
"It will open on Friday 15th Oct 2010"

So there we go then.

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  #392638 16-Oct-2010 16:53
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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.

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  #392708 16-Oct-2010 20:01
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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?

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  #392726 16-Oct-2010 21:02
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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.

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  #392734 16-Oct-2010 21:59
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That's not exactly a top price...
It's not really a place to buy hard drives / the latest tech though... Powerstore seems to be more of a Ma and Pa shop, especially when compared to JB / Harvey's.

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  #392792 17-Oct-2010 10:57
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Great news, if only Burger Fuel would make its way down to Dunedin as well.

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