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Topic # 90178 16-Sep-2011 09:13
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does anyone know if this is coming to Harvey Norman in NZ?

link :  http://www.harveynorman.com.au/page/1256979965539/buy-one-get-one-free 




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  Reply # 521811 16-Sep-2011 10:09
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OK...  This "sale" mentality is just getting ridiculous!!!

I'm pretty sure they would make a big loss on that deal!!!

 

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  Reply # 521823 16-Sep-2011 10:27
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wow

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 521863 16-Sep-2011 11:30
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I've always found Harvey Norman's ticketed prices to be very high, like Briscoes. It shows you just how high if they can do a 2 for 1 deal at those prices.

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  Reply # 521886 16-Sep-2011 12:08
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what would be a good AMD processor?

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  Reply # 522018 16-Sep-2011 15:29

None, or their Fusion...

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  Reply # 522163 16-Sep-2011 21:48
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There fusion netbooks are ok. Lol did anyone notice the small print "limit one per customer"

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  Reply # 522175 16-Sep-2011 22:30
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They'll obviously be at full price, but I'm 99.9% sure that laptops don't come with the sort of margin to allow companies to do this sort of thing without losing money... making it a real win for the consumer.
That, of course, is assuming that consumers want more than one laptop at a time / a laptop with a AMD processor.

No doubt the competitors will be pissed over the ditch...

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  Reply # 522181 16-Sep-2011 22:37
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They will also be hard selling warrenty's, antivirus, accessories etc they will make there money

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  Reply # 522208 17-Sep-2011 00:27
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computers are already dirt cheap over here ... maybe they want to get rid of AMDs - look they probably struck manufacturer discounts conditional upon volume sold to get things out at this price



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  Reply # 522214 17-Sep-2011 01:25
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graemeh: I've always found Harvey Norman's ticketed prices to be very high, like Briscoes. It shows you just how high if they can do a 2 for 1 deal at those prices.


you may want to work in a retail store... margin on laptops is barely anything 




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  Reply # 522238 17-Sep-2011 07:38
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b0untypure1:
graemeh: I've always found Harvey Norman's ticketed prices to be very high, like Briscoes. It shows you just how high if they can do a 2 for 1 deal at those prices.


you may want to work in a retail store... margin on laptops is barely anything 


I'd hardly call ~20% "barely anything". Look at the retail prices charged by most big brand retail stores in NZ, they're all significantly above what you can get the same devices for elsewhere.




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  Reply # 522296 17-Sep-2011 11:57
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I think this is the second time the Au stores have offered something like this ... so I dont think it will be happening here in NZ for a while.

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  Reply # 522304 17-Sep-2011 12:15
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b0untypure1:
graemeh: I've always found Harvey Norman's ticketed prices to be very high, like Briscoes. It shows you just how high if they can do a 2 for 1 deal at those prices.


you may want to work in a retail store... margin on laptops is barely anything 


I'd hardly call ~20% "barely anything". Look at the retail prices charged by most big brand retail stores in NZ, they're all significantly above what you can get the same devices for elsewhere.


Maybe then that should've been labeled "You might want to run a retail store..."

Margins on laptops is barely anything in NZ - yes you can get them elsewhere for cheaper, which is easier if you're a) running a webstore with no bricks & mortar shopfront where you don't have to pay for a lot of staff or rent, or b) running a bricks & mortar store in either a dark and dingy location or have very little service, or c) overseas bricks & mortar where you can run on lower margins, but expect higher turnover - I've seen very few occurances of this model working in NZ but have seen plenty of failures.

Whilest there are some exceptions to the generalisation that I've made above, I got out of electronics retailing 4 years ago and haven't looked back - It was hard enough then, now margins and ASP's are worse!

People want everything and don't want to pay anything for it. Or they want it on 5 years interest free. 

Saying that - great offer with the free second laptop. Sounds like AMD is trying to buy some marketshare. 

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