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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

Since not all of us are signed up to e-mail alerts, Facebook pages and so on, I thought I'd make a thread where we can any good deals on certain products, or any stores that are having a sale.

To get things started:
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Only 7% off phones, tablets, HDDs, SSDs, and CPUs.

Also of note are some items from Expert Infotech:
EVGA GTX770 ACX - $505 (Normally $590. Gigabyte version goes for $550, or $490 with code above from Playtech)
EVGA GTX760 ACX - $380 (Normally $430. Gigabyte version goes for $400-410).
Corsair 350D - $161 (Normally $200).
Seagate Barracuda 3TB - $152 (Normally $175).

They've also undercut prices on other HDDs, although by the time you factor in shipping you're only saving $1 or so. These appear to be new lowered standard prices rather than some sort of sale. Their shipping rates are acceptable.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:30 PM

Received an email from alphacity.co.nz this morning with this:
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None of the deals are too note-worthy in the email, but if you are looking for a specific part it might be worth checking out tomorrow.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

I had a look at that too, as you said none of the deals are that good. The 4570 is $5 cheaper and the 4770 is $8 cheaper. An amazing 2% discount. None of the others seem very good either.

Computer Lounge sale coming:

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7% anyone? :P
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

Are expert info techs prices GST inclusive or not? I'm confused.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

$505.00 (Incl. GST)

What does it say? ^_^
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:55 PM

sorry i snatched up the last 2GB 770 that playtech had :D they only have 4GB cards now but the 280X's will be a damn good deal

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:09 PM

Are expert info techs prices GST inclusive or not? I'm confused.


It's clear that their prices include gst....but then again if you look at some prices they seem too good to be true - as if they should be excluding gst. Also, their website looks different, so i'm wondering if they've stuffed up some code.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

if you look at some prices they seem too good to be true


Really? Those prices are good, but they aren't that good. It's a ~$10 saving on the HDD, CL have had the 350D on sale for cheaper than that, and Playtech's 11% deal meant you could have had a GTX770 for $25 cheaper than Infotech's price, barring the fact that they're different models.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

It's clear that their prices include gst....but then again if you look at some prices they seem too good to be true - as if they should be excluding gst. Also, their website looks different, so i'm wondering if they've stuffed up some code.


Yeah but every other time ive seen (incl. gst) it means that its added on, I picked it up from when I was desgining my build and I thought all the deals I was getting were epic...

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

No, that's when they say excl. GST ;)
If not, then it's a pretty dodgy store.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:38 PM

Really? Those prices are good, but they aren't that good.


Yes really :lol: Some examples https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1661129

$107 for a 2TB drive? That's the cheapest i've ever seen. http://www.einfo.co....s-wd20ezrx.html

Really? $163? http://www.einfo.co....-certified.html

$77? for the psu i always recommend http://www.einfo.co....panese-cap.html

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:40 PM

Yes really :lol: Some examples https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1661129

$107 for a 2TB drive? That's the cheapest i've ever seen. http://www.einfo.co....s-wd20ezrx.html

Really? $163? http://www.einfo.co....-certified.html

$77? for the psu i always recommend http://www.einfo.co....panese-cap.html

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Huh, those are good deals :)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

All I can say is I wouldn't ever buy from EInfo. Heard too many bad things about them, as well as a bad experience myself. But then again, I haven't really heard anything much about them recently (or for the past year or two, in fact) – so maybe they've stepped up their game somewhat.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:43 PM

All I can say is I wouldn't ever buy from EInfo. Heard too many bad things about them, as well as a bad experience myself. But then again, I haven't really heard anything much about them recently (or for the past year or two, in fact) – so maybe they've stepped up their game somewhat.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

I've bought many items from them in the past from the physical store. Never had an issue. They are about 100m away from PBtech on the North Shore in Auckland, so it's always a good trip out there to either stores - you can tell either that you can get product x for price y and they'll try and beat eachother. :D

Nahh, i still reckon price errors. If you look at the price history they are all new prices... They should be price drops if they actually lowered the price right? Not all items seem to be affected.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Nahh, i still reckon price errors. If you look at the price history they are all new prices... They should be price drops if they actually lowered the price right? Not all items seem to be affected.


That's what I couldn't work out. There seems to be too many items from too many manufacturers for it to be some new lower prices from suppliers, or some pricing mistakes from them. It doesn't seem to affect everything, so it's not like the screwed up their calculations and these are GST exclusive prices, but have forgotten to have GST added, even at checkout. If you're tempted by anything, I'd throw in an order anyway, even if they are a mistake, they may still sell at that price since it's not that much lower than normal, and with it not being outrageously cheap, they may not even notice.

I bought my camera from them and was happy with them. Pricespy reviews seem to agree.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

All I can say is I wouldn't ever buy from EInfo. Heard too many bad things about them, as well as a bad experience myself. But then again, I haven't really heard anything much about them recently (or for the past year or two, in fact) – so maybe they've stepped up their game somewhat.


i personally wouldnt buy computer components from them, but mobiles i have been fine, even through they have improved i wouldnt want to return with a problem or fault

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:44 AM

All I can say is I wouldn't ever buy from EInfo. Heard too many bad things about them, as well as a bad experience myself. But then again, I haven't really heard anything much about them recently (or for the past year or two, in fact) – so maybe they've stepped up their game somewhat.


i personally wouldnt buy computer components from them, but mobiles i have been fine, even through they have improved i wouldnt want to return with a problem or fault


I bought a Nexus S a couple of years ago. I had an issue with on/off switch. They fixed it no questions asked. I also bought my Nexus 7 from them. I like the fact that they have a physical store. Every store seems to have issues from time to time. Last time I went to Computer Lounge the sales assistant was rather snooty and made me feel a bit unwelcome. Not enough to warrant a complaint but it wasn't the best experience.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

I bought a Nexus S a couple of years ago. I had an issue with on/off switch. They fixed it no questions asked. I also bought my Nexus 7 from them. I like the fact that they have a physical store. Every store seems to have issues from time to time. Last time I went to Computer Lounge the sales assistant was rather snooty and made me feel a bit unwelcome. Not enough to warrant a complaint but it wasn't the best experience.

Well, EInfo at least used to be far, far, worse than most real stores would ever be. It was the norm, not the exception. So they must have improved somewhat – which is great.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

Computer Lounge deals yet anybody?

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

$279 for a 32GB Surface RT at Noel Leeming... if anyone is interested
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:07 AM

They really want rid of the old Surface tablets, I thought $430 for the 64GB version they had a month ago was a good price, I just wasn't sold on RT. Waited it out and managed to pick up a full Windows 8 tablet for $350.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:08 AM

That's not a bad price. I don't have a need for a tablet but that's actually not bad.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

Computer Lounge deals yet anybody?


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Well I'm a little disappointed. Was expecting at least the usual 7%

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

Aw well. Maybe next time
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

I saw half price Sennheiser HD650's and was all excited, then saw you have to order the Xonar Essence One with it.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

They've got reasonable prices on memory and Crucial SSDs though. $220 for a 240GB M500 is pretty good, as is $200 for 16GB of Kingston Beast.

Cheap 240GB SSD from Amazon. $130US. Would require YouShop though. I'm not sure how much you'd get charged, although even if it was $40, you'd still be getting a decent deal, and it's be a $60+ shipping fee before you get a 'bad' deal (i.e. same as local price). Surely an SSD wouldn't even be near $40 though, so it looks like a nice deal.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Yes really :lol: Some examples https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1661129

$107 for a 2TB drive? That's the cheapest i've ever seen. http://www.einfo.co....s-wd20ezrx.html

Really? $163? http://www.einfo.co....-certified.html

$77? for the psu i always recommend http://www.einfo.co....panese-cap.html

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FYI they've fixed two out of those four links. I think they fix the price once they get a suspicious "below cost" alert on their ecommerce system once sold :lol:

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

They've got reasonable prices on memory and Crucial SSDs though. $220 for a 240GB M500 is pretty good, as is $200 for 16GB of Kingston Beast.

Cheap 240GB SSD from Amazon. $130US. Would require YouShop though. I'm not sure how much you'd get charged, although even if it was $40, you'd still be getting a decent deal, and it's be a $60+ shipping fee before you get a 'bad' deal (i.e. same as local price). Surely an SSD wouldn't even be near $40 though, so it looks like a nice deal.


It would be $17.50, which is the minimum cost. It wouldn't be large and it would be well under 500 grams.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

AlphaCity matched their prices on a few products, then Infotech put their prices up (but are still pretty decent prices, they're usually overprices for PC hardware).

https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1942329
https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=2022898

Prices obviously weren't that amazing if AC can afford to match them.


It would be $17.50, which is the minimum cost. It wouldn't be large and it would be well under 500 grams.


I've heard of someone getting charged $35-ish for some sunglasses. They wondered why they were so expensive, but it was still a great deal for them, so they went through with it. A week and a half later they arrived at his doorstep in a box almost as large a shoebox.

Amazon sometimes overpackage stuff. My headphones and CPU heatsink arrived in a box twice they size they needed to come in, but I got them shipped directly from Amazon, avoiding a potentially expensive fee from YouShop.
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