Monday, January 29, 2007

harverynormanwatch.blogspot.com

I'm not actually going to start a Harvey Norman Watch blog, but someone should. And I'm not going to comment on the CYF watch blog, because I can't be arsed, and haven't really formulated an opinion (although obviously it completely sucks if people are going all vigilant-y on other people).

I just want to share another charming anecdote in the game of trying to find a decent electrical retailer.

So, we decided to investigate getting a Mac. We thought Harvey Norman would be a fair place to start because they have 36 months interest free credit, and that sort of deal makes a computer free (ish).

Martha: Why is your price $300 more than RRP?
Harvey Norman Salesperson: Because of the interest free deal.
M: So it isn't really interest free?
HNS: No, all the Harvey Norman stores agreed on this price so that we could offer interest free.
M: But it isn't interest free.
HNS: Nah, but we can give you a better cash price.
M: No thanks.

David Russell would be having a small seizure at this point.

So we went somewhere else. Somewhere more honest in their pricing, although to be fair to HNS, he was kind of stupidly honest.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Darling Martha - I saw this groovey Ikea ad on this website and thought of you...

http://www.cirkus.co.nz/?sc=a&clip=2

keep having fun.

Martha said...

Kate love, brilliant! The roof rack was particularly appealing.

Kate said...

I just love his name. I might have to call my first born Stig and hopefully he'll have a lovely up and down lyrical modulation to his voice!