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Topic # 66291 16-Aug-2010 20:57
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I was wondering if anyone here works for Noel Leeming / Bond & Bond, or Harvey Norman, Power Store etc.

I was hoping to ask a few questions about staff discount and such if anyone could PM me. Thanks very much!!

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  Reply # 368362 16-Aug-2010 21:08
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I think you may find this is breaching their employment contract

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  Reply # 368398 16-Aug-2010 21:55
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Just out of curiosity, would it be against their contract if they buy items cheap with staff discount, and then sold it on trademe for the same price/retail price?




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  Reply # 368402 16-Aug-2010 22:02
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LostBoyNZ: I was wondering if anyone here works for Noel Leeming / Bond & Bond, or Harvey Norman, Power Store etc.

I was hoping to ask a few questions about staff discount and such if anyone could PM me. Thanks very much!!


haha why cant you ask questions about normal prices? for most of those places staff discount is the cost of a good plus some small percentage. So it varies for each product.



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  Reply # 368406 16-Aug-2010 22:11
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Aw I don't want to get anyone in trouble. I'd keep it anonymous but still, don't go breaking contracts ;)

Pretty certain buying items cheap with intent to re-sell them is against contracts.

Personally I was just hoping to compare staff benefits between various companies. I saw from an older post on here that staff discount at Noel's was cost + 5% a few years ago, not sure if it's still that. But just wondering what it is, usual wage, commission etc.

I see on Noel Leemings recruitment page that there's something called mates rates for staff discount too.

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  Reply # 368410 16-Aug-2010 22:15
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^ Harvey Norman followed by Noel leemings is prob the best place to work at considering staff discount and commission.




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  Reply # 368446 16-Aug-2010 23:52
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Noel Leeming is 5% discount +gst



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  Reply # 368456 17-Aug-2010 00:11
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Oh, do you mean 5% off retail price (including GST) or cost price + 5% + GST? Thanks :)

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  Reply # 368459 17-Aug-2010 00:23
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I would have to check as I just pulled that up from a chat with my friend who just started there a couple of months ago, but the wording was 'Our discount is 5% + gst' so I would assume it to be 5% off retail.

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  Reply # 368471 17-Aug-2010 00:58
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LostBoyNZ: Oh, do you mean 5% off retail price (including GST) or cost price + 5% + GST? Thanks :)


Smith's City is Cost + 5%
Same with Powerstore.

I am pretty sure it's the same with most other places. Normally a store will give you regular folk a 10% discount if you ask nicely.
DSE is the worst off if I recall correctly. But in this sort of environment in NZ in regards to finding a job, I would take what you can get! Unemployment at the moment in NZ is pretty high, and there are a heap of people going for these sorts of jobs at the moment.




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  Reply # 368473 17-Aug-2010 01:05
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tardtasticx: Just out of curiosity, would it be against their contract if they buy items cheap with staff discount, and then sold it on trademe for the same price/retail price?

Not only that but its a surefire way to have legal proceedings bought against you.

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  Reply # 368571 17-Aug-2010 11:00
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LostBoyNZ: Oh, do you mean 5% off retail price (including GST) or cost price + 5% + GST? Thanks :)


I used to work at Bond & Bond (9 years ago). At that stage it was cost plus 5% plus GST.

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  Reply # 368580 17-Aug-2010 11:15
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I bought my laptop a few years ago from Noel Leeming where my cousion worked. He was not even working that day and his collegue saw my surname, asked if i was related and gave me staff discount. He was not even working!! It was cost +5% +GST.





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  Reply # 368608 17-Aug-2010 12:20
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how much would a noel leeming salesperson earn?

Just curious.

I reckon, it would be around 40k a year. Or, am I way off track?

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  Reply # 368610 17-Aug-2010 12:29
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It would depend on the hours they work....





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  Reply # 368615 17-Aug-2010 12:36
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wreck90: how much would a noel leeming salesperson earn?

Just curious.

I reckon, it would be around 40k a year. Or, am I way off track?


depends on how good they are :D

Fronm way back when I worked in the industry (10+ years ago), as a salesperson we got slightly above minimum wage,  so prob around $15 per hour for current staff.  My guess is that base salary for a full timer woudl be around 30k,  and commission would be, for an average/good salesperson,  around 10-15k on top of that.

as for your original question,  probably cost+5%+GST would be the 'staff discount'.

Margins vary, so actual $ discount varies too,  but typically cost+5%+GST equeates to 10-15% discount.  stuff like Apple and Gaming devices are usually very low margin, so discount would be sweet FA on thoses.  

Look for the items the store sells most of (the most popular TV, most popular Fridge etc), they will usually be the highest margin, but not always. 

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