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Topic # 191877 19-Feb-2016 08:32
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Im sad to say that Sony is moving out of their premises on Willis St at the end of March.

 

As a avid Sony fan, Im sad and disappointed they didnt take some sales off Samsung & Apple. I have used all manufacturers and always regarded as Sony as my favourite company.

 

I now cant play with their tech in the flesh no more :-(

 

I just hope Apple dont move in there I would be very angry!!!

 

Sony are having a end of lease sale so could be bargains there, Im going to pop in at lunch to have a look!


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  Reply # 1495405 19-Feb-2016 08:53
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I always visit that store when in Wellington have even purchased a few items

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  Reply # 1495409 19-Feb-2016 09:00
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Like you I think of Sony being a good brand. When somebody mentions Sony, I think premium. Cant say im not surprised though, their prices were higher than other retailers I think?


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  Reply # 1495415 19-Feb-2016 09:13
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I _used_ to think Sony were a premium brand.. I've been sorely disappointed the last decade or so.





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  Reply # 1495449 19-Feb-2016 09:50
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Im sad to say that Sony is moving out of their premises on Willis St at the end of March.

 

As a avid Sony fan, Im sad and disappointed they didnt take some sales off Samsung & Apple. I have used all manufacturers and always regarded as Sony as my favourite company.

 

I now cant play with their tech in the flesh no more :-(

 

I just hope Apple dont move in there I would be very angry!!!

 

Sony are having a end of lease sale so could be bargains there, Im going to pop in at lunch to have a look!

 

 

 

 

You'd be angry if Apple moved in?

 

That's an odd thing to be angry about... just saying.

 

Sony's stores have become less relevant over time, but with many stores simply choosing not to stock their eclectic offerings like Hi-Res micro-systems, portable headphone amps etc, I guess they had to put them somewhere or not stock them at all!

 

Frankly, you can pick up their TV range at any major electronics retailer. So effectively, they've had a store that has been setup to compete directly against their own customers (JB's / Harvey's / Noels etc).


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  Reply # 1495462 19-Feb-2016 10:02
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I'll be sad to see them go. Anybody know if they planning to relocate, or are getting out of the branded store altogether?

 

I've always been a big Sony fan, currently owning two Sony bluray players, one Sony TV, a Sony 7.1 receiver, two Sony cameras, two Sony bluetooth speaker units (one with CD and radio), and an old Sony clock radio that had two separate small tower speakers and still sounds awesome. And in the past I've had countless Sony walkmans, discmans, VCRs, CD and DVD players.

 

Might have to pop in at lunchtime and see if they have any deals on camera lenses...




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  Reply # 1495464 19-Feb-2016 10:06
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@dunnersfella

 

 

 

I had a very bitter experience with Apple and hence i would never go back to them again. Dont get me started on their so called premium bull they claim to have. Dont get me wrong they have a good product but it aint worth queuing up for. 

 

Yes thats correct for TVs maybe but their other tech i.e. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, nobody in NZ except Sony stocked it! In terms of the high street stores anyway. 

 

 

 

I currently have a Sony Xperia Z, PS3 and a blue ray home theatre system which is just amazing! Need a new TV though my old 42" Samsung plasma has seen much better days and is scratched completely 


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A genuine  Apple store in Wellington would be awesome. Yoobee is a poor excuse for an Apple shop.

 

Sony was a good brand but has been in decline due to funding shortages, the store has reflected this.





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  Reply # 1495487 19-Feb-2016 10:49
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Shame, but given that JB HiFi were right below them, I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did. Plenty more room for some more women's clothing stores then.





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  Reply # 1495489 19-Feb-2016 10:52
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Shame, but given that JB HiFi were right below them, I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did. Plenty more room for some more women's clothing stores then.

 

 

 

 

sad but true.





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  Reply # 1495506 19-Feb-2016 11:09
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@stevenz You are probably right another womens clothes shop zzzzzzzzzz 

 

I couldnt blame anyone who would want that space its in a really good prime location.

 

@MikeB4

 

NZ simply hasnt got a big enough market for Apple to open up a store, there was talk in Auckland but that flopped over because with the reason I mentioned. Youbee for now for you sir! It always pay to buy online though for Apple products, there are bargains out there!


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  Reply # 1495509 19-Feb-2016 11:12
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@stevenz You are probably right another womens clothes shop zzzzzzzzzz 

 

I couldnt blame anyone who would want that space its in a really good prime location.

 

@MikeB4

 

NZ simply hasnt got a big enough market for Apple to open up a store, there was talk in Auckland but that flopped over because with the reason I mentioned. Youbee for now for you sir! It always pay to buy online though for Apple products, there are bargains out there!

 

 

 

 

Buying online is like a kid with his nose pressed up to the Chocolate Shop window. Nothing like the look, feel and atmosphere of an Apple store, they do it so well the entire experience.





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  Reply # 1495552 19-Feb-2016 11:36
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@ MikeB4

 

I simply cant see the difference between trying an ipad in an Apple store compared to Harvey Norman. Oh the surroundings are lovely but exactly same product right front of you. I have been to the Sydney & Singapore Apple stores and really there is no difference between them. Of course heaps of sheep lining up to try an ipad thats already in your local Harvey Norman. A bit religious I find.


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  Reply # 1495555 19-Feb-2016 11:38
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There is no difference between an Apple store and a retailer selling Apple gear? Right...


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  Reply # 1495562 19-Feb-2016 11:52
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chunkybeats:

 

Im sad to say that Sony is moving out of their premises on Willis St at the end of March.

 

As a avid Sony fan, Im sad and disappointed they didnt take some sales off Samsung & Apple. I have used all manufacturers and always regarded as Sony as my favourite company.

 

I now cant play with their tech in the flesh no more :-(

 

I just hope Apple dont move in there I would be very angry!!!

 

Sony are having a end of lease sale so could be bargains there, Im going to pop in at lunch to have a look!

 

 

Apple won't, they've got a store on Manners Street and have had for a while


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