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BARGAINS HERE!!! special prices noticed by members

#1 User is offline   gazza 

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

As a follow-up to a thread elsewhere on iTunes prepaid cards at a discounted price at WoolWorths and Safeway I will start the ball rolling on other gear (Apple or 3rd party peripheral) being offered at discounted prices.

In the next BigW catalogue in Victoria - on sale Sept 11th - Sept 17th - they have current model iPod touch 8GB advertised for $357 including a "Bonus FM transmitter" (approx $120 worth). The usual price for an 8GB touch is $395 and you can regularly pick up "specials" for $370 - $380 but this is the best price I've seen.

OK I know that new iPod touch models may be released next Tuesday ("Apple" time US) but if anyone wants to make use of run-out models this is a bargain. Only problem of course is I would think that they may be in short supply because of the new models coming up and Apple reducing production over the last few months.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:43 PM

how come every body ignored my post on software and hardware bargains I posted about 3 months ago, if your post is more popular than my post back then gazza you are paying for the coffees at the chadstone store openning gazza, I am keeping my money in my pocket


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ Sep 6 2008, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how come every body ignored my post on software and hardware bargains I posted about 3 months ago, if your post is more popular than my post back then gazza you are paying for the coffees at the chadstone store openning gazza, I am keeping my money in my pocket

So gazza has to bribe you to keep you quiet, TL?
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

I will take him money Mick don't you worry about that, but after my last post on the subject I guessed nobody was interested in saving a dollar or two.



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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ Sep 6 2008, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will take him money Mick don't you worry about that, but after my last post on the subject I guessed nobody was interested in saving a dollar or two.

They may be more interested in the topic now due to the approach of Christmas!
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:01 PM

Don't start using logic on me Mick biggrin.gif that's just down right mean.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ Sep 6 2008, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't start using logic on me Mick biggrin.gif that's just down right mean.

As, no doubt, is a discussion regarding money at present!
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:34 AM

I was in BIGW yesterday on the look out for cheap itunes cards after reading this post. As I got closer to the stand I saw a large POS wobbler hanging in front with a big $70 on it. I thought wow a $100 card for 70 bucks, but on closer inspection it was just advertising the $70 card for $70!

I find this strange and have noticed it in a lot of supermarkets...you think something is on special and then the 'special' price is just the same.


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ Sep 6 2008, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
............... nobody was interested in saving a dollar or two.



Tl

If you are going to offer a bargain make it a good one, TL, "a dollar or two" NAH not good enough!! Yah gotta make it worth our while! $357 (plus bonus $120 FM transmitter) now that's some bargain - usual retail $515!!!

QUOTE (rachp @ Sep 7 2008, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was in BIGW yesterday on the look out for cheap itunes cards after reading this post. As I got closer to the stand I saw a large POS wobbler hanging in front with a big $70 on it. I thought wow a $100 card for 70 bucks, but on closer inspection it was just advertising the $70 card for $70!

I find this strange and have noticed it in a lot of supermarkets...you think something is on special and then the 'special' price is just the same.


It's a "clever(?)" strategy because it catches so many people Rach. I've seen people grabbing goods with "special" written on them that were in fact dearer than the price for the same item the week before!! Where's the logic in that??

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (gazza @ Sep 7 2008, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen people grabbing goods with "special" written on them that were in fact dearer than the price for the same item the week before!! Where's the logic in that??

gazza


it's called "retailing" gazza.
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:54 PM

For what it's worth, I picked up $80 of iTunes cards for $60 yesterday at BigW. (I know the price isn't news) I figured a $20 saving was better than nothing.

What's odd about this, is they were basically cleaned out of $20 cards. I scrapped together the last 4 by looking at all the checkouts.

Ironically it appears they could have swiped 1 card 4 times. It's the voucher that counts. Bearing this in mind, if someone can confirm it, the next time they have a special, I'll just roll in with my same 4 cards. Either that or ask them to swipe it 4 times.

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how come every body ignored my post on software and hardware bargains


So many answers, so little time wink.gif (Just pulling your leg mate)

You'll feel much better when this thread falls through the post count, falls flat on page 2, and sinks into the void that is old posts.


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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

I'm not sure if anyone else uses this website www.lasoo.com.au
It's basically a one-stop-shop for viewing catalogues from different shops, and it's great because you can search for specific products.

I just saw this listed from Target

2 For $30.00
Starts 03 September - Ends 24 September
Apple iTunes
Buy 2 x $20 iTunes cards for $30.00. No rainchecks.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:10 PM

I picked up a deal from dick smiths about 2 months ago I got a $50 card for $30

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

there selling all the cards cheap everywhere now, they're getting rid of the whole idea tongue.gif

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

I can't see the cards going out the window, they are still extremelly popular as christmas presents and birthday presents. To kill them off would be a bad error on apples behalf. The only way around it would be if apple has some sort of plan to allow people to buy the cards online and print them off like movie tickets.




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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

yeah i presume so but reports have seem to say that the cards are going out of existence all together tongue.gif but i guess you can still send an album or something virtually tongue.gif

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

Just going through my junk mail (physical) and the AusPost catalogue has a special on iTunes cards.

But 2 $30 cards for $45

valid until 25th December or until sold out
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

Ok this is a weird one, but I just checked the letter box and Aldi have on the front page of there catalog, Ipod Nano 4 Gig silver only.... For 159.00, but here comes the kicker, it says holds up to 2000 songs, up to 8 hours of video, or 7000 photos, plus 24 hours of audio playback !!!!!


Now for anybody who doesn't check the apple web site and have a brain like a sponge for info, these specs are for an 8 Gig ipod nano, so have the screwed up or is it and 8 gig, one they are selling for 40 bucks less than anybody else?

Cause i am sure as hell confused

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ Dec 16 2008, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok this is a weird one, but I just checked the letter box and Aldi have on the front page of there catalog, Ipod Nano 4 Gig silver only.... For 159.00, but here comes the kicker, it says holds up to 2000 songs, up to 8 hours of video, or 7000 photos, plus 24 hours of audio playback !!!!!


Now for anybody who doesn't check the apple web site and have a brain like a sponge for info, these specs are for an 8 Gig ipod nano, so have the screwed up or is it and 8 gig, one they are selling for 40 bucks less than anybody else?

Cause i am sure as hell confused

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I'd suggest that it's a series of "typos" TL, or poor research by the one setting up the advert. As we don't get Aldi's junk mail down here I subscribe to their online catalogue and it has the same items as the printed version. I've just checked this week's one and there are differences between the online and printed versions!!

"Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver -$ 159

▪ Holds up to 1000 songs, up to 4 hours of video or 3500 photos.
▪ Shake to shuffle your music
▪ Up to 24 hours of audio feedback."


You can have a look at the online catalogue here if you want.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:46 PM

Bummer I was actually hoping it was an 8 gig.... But Gazza this in turn leads to another question, I didn't think apple made 4 gig Nanos any more ? I cant find 1 single mention of any 4 gig nanos on apples web site?




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