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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Comment by alasta, on 7-Aug-2007 18:33
I think all big box retailers are guilty of this. Fortunately for them there is a captive market of buyers who are too lazy or uneducated to know any better.
Comment by paradoxsm, on 8-Aug-2007 00:50
The Warehouse and it's stationery arm are anything but cheap. I did a recent quick price survey with a few items as i needed to do some bul-shopping on behalf. (armed with a Nokia n95 camera) and the warehouse were the most expensive except once. (and it turned out the item was on special at the warehouse.) The new supermarket was the highest priced remember when they did blind tests 4 weeks later!! I have always used Pak n Save and will continue to do so. Warehouse stationery have been known for expensive pricing. We used officemax at my last job after quickly doing a price check and finding Warehouse stationery the most expensive of all the quotes. (and the most idiotic to deal with) I avoid the warehouse and always have and their now-glossy mailers no longer light good fires :-(