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    PSA: Harvey Norman hiking prices in order to claim Black Friday "sale" specials

    Take this lounge set for instance. Early Black Friday sale price $1547 https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/furni...-by-vivin.html

    However, looking at https://www.priceme.co.nz/Vivin-Pemb...903684925.aspx it has retailed at $1199 for the last two months, until the 19th when they yanked it up to $2199 in order to claim it's on sale.
    The "sale" price is actually more than the REGULAR price!

    So check PriceMe history on any "deals" because they may in fact be a rip-off in disguise.

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    Hi, I read it.

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    Imma Kant wrote:
    Hi, I read it.
    Good. I shall spread word of Harvey Norman's villainy far and wide.

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    Thank you Richard.

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    Welcome to small island marketing 101.

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    You must be new.

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    Ah this guy.

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    Hmmmm like PB Tech...

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    scholar wrote:
    Hmmmm like PB Tech...
    TBH pbtech on black friday normally have some really nice deals

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    I looked everywhere and I can't find the hiking gear.

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    Surely this is commerce commission stuff?

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    Equity wrote:
    Surely this is commerce commission stuff?
    There is some part of the law that states they're allowed to hike the price up X time (2 months?) before offering the "mega" discount.

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    Equity wrote:
    Surely this is commerce commission stuff?
    If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire GPOD.

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    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    TBH pbtech on black friday normally have some really nice deals
    Yeah, but on the cyber monday sale they were fiddling with their stock levels. One hour before the sale "30+ in stock" then as soon as the sale started "2 in stock" and then immediately after the sale ended "30+ in stock" again.

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    Briscoes have been doing this since forever. Herald article all the way from 2004 about it https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...jectid=3553635

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    Harvey also allow you to haggle on price, you can rock up and say I only want to pay what it was 2 months ago and see what they do.

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    3 years ago when I put together my PC I used camelcamelcamel to track prices over about 6 months. I notice that the low point of prices tends to be June/July, then they creep up gradually before "plummeting" on Black Friday. It's a crock m9

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    I really wanna support our local businesses but shit like this makes me wanna buy more on amazon. **** these ****s.

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    Harvey Norman is Australian m8e pot8e.

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    Chunky wrote:
    Harvey also allow you to haggle on price, you can rock up and say I only want to pay what it was 2 months ago and see what they do.
    Not in my experience. They've lost several sales because of this (washing machines/dryers etc).

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    Did Stuff get a sniff of this thread?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/ind...an-in-one-week

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    B|ind-Reaper* wrote:
    Did Stuff get a sniff of this thread?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/ind...an-in-one-week
    The reddit one by the looks.
    So it seems there was an error on Priceme and the lower price had only applied for a single day - not for the last couple of months.

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    Oh yes indeed

    Have worked in retail (shudder) and this is common practice, you have to have sold an item at a certain ticket price for at least a month before you are able to claim it is on sale (was a month when I worked). Many shops do this, a disadvantage is that you tend not to shift too many of those items till the sale price kicks in.

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    Failure to do so ran the risk of breaching the Fair Trading Act which could result in a fine of up to $600,000, she said.
    Drop in the pond to some of these companies. They'd just take the fine and keep doing it.

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    Caffeine wrote:
    The reddit one by the looks.
    So it seems there was an error on Priceme and the lower price had only applied for a single day - not for the last couple of months.
    Yeah seems this was the case. Harvey Norman were actually less villainous this time.