Warehouse Stationery's so called specials.

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 7-Aug-2007 18:05

Reading the junk mail today I couldn't help but notice Warehouse Stationery are claiming they are "taking a byte out of prices".. Or maybe that should be taking a bite out of your wallet.

Advertised on the front page is a Philips 19" Widescreen Monitor & Philips VOIP 433 Skype phone combo. This is a super special bundle that is advertised for $499 and will save you a whopping $279.

That's a deal almost too good to be true!

Now lets have a look at the going rate elsewhere on Pricespy.co.nz

Philips VOIP433 phones - first 4 prices are $76.50, $77.63, $112.15 and $112.50 (you're too expensive Brad!)

Philips 19" Monitor - first 4 prices are $310.01, $312.75, $313.00 and $325.13

So if you shop elsewhere you can pick up the exact same goods from a single retailer and pay $386.51 - add on freight and credit card surcharge and you'll still save yourself over $100. I'd love to see them explain to the commerce commission exactly how I could save $279 buying the goods at their store.

             "Warehouse Stationery, Why Pay Full Price" 

I didn't realise they were telling me to go elsewhere.





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