Anaconda 20% off sale

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:16
ThreadID: 70263 Views:3313 Replies:4 FollowUps:10
This Thread has been Archived
Everything, even fridges.

Makes em pretty cheap.

It ends today I think.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:08

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:08
Last time I checked one of their sales I was looking for a Porta Potti. Even after taking the 25% off the asking price the identical item was about another 20% cheaper up the road at the local "little guy" camping shop...
AnswerID: 372449

Follow Up By: 93 Navara - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:01

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:01
They beat any price by 10%.
0
FollowupID: 639681

Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:02

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:02
So does/did A Mart
0
FollowupID: 639682

Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:53

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 13:53
Not so. They weren't interested in even negotiating. Same response when we tried to buy some gazebos from them for the school. Ten gazebos for around $300 each.. They would only come down about 10%, still not close to the opposition. Needless to say they did not get the business.

From what I can make out, "we'll beat any price by 10%" means "...as long as taking 10% off doesn't mean we won't make a profit.."
0
FollowupID: 639686

Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:13

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:13
you can hardly blame them for that if the profit margin is so narrow that there isn't room for a further 10% discount
0
FollowupID: 639690

Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:24

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:24
Thats true. But why advertise you're so dam good if the little guy down the road is so much cheaper? I suppose lots of people will be convinced by the advertising without bothering to check..

And isn't that false advertising?
0
FollowupID: 639692

Follow Up By: Nargun51 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:43

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:43
No, its "caveat emptor"

I can't remember how Anaconda advertises, but am acutely aware that Officeworks and Bunnings state the price is 10% less than an advertised price. Note, advertised price, not the price you may be able to negotiate because of inhuose sales, trade discounts, bulk rates etc.

Subtle difference. But it is their get out of it card. It is not retailer's fault people don't read English

Tried it once at Bunnings for a brush cutter with a competitor's business card with a model number and price on it. I was asked for the advertising brochure.

0
FollowupID: 639695

Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:38

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:38
From http://www.anaconda.com.au/LPG.aspx, their Lowest Price Guarantee states the following:

===============================================
Lowest Price Guarantee

“If you show us” - we will accept a signed quote, receipt, invoice, advertising or any other official document from a competitor to show their price is cheaper.

“cheaper price” - the item must be cheaper, not the same price.

“same” - the item must be the same in all ways (including freight charges)

“stocked item” - We must have the item in stock and available for sale (ie. no backorders) and our competitor must have it in stock and available for sale at the time of quoting

===============================================

Based on this information, Anaconda would have to uphold this guarantee with just a (signed) quote from the other retailer.

Andrew
0
FollowupID: 639809

Reply By: Mandrake - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:04

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:04
With Anaconda you pay 25% of the price just for the name !!
As previously stated most camping stores sell identical gear at half the price .
I'm surprised they are still in business ..

My old tuppenny worth !

Cheers

Mandrake
AnswerID: 372468

Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:49

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:49
25% for the name?? I have never seen that to be the case with Anaconda. Maybe other states work differently, yet in Qld prices are very competitive and in many cases i have found them to be much cheaper than the competitors.

Of course some items will be cheaper in some stores than others, however shopping around is always the best way to get the cheapest item in the end.

Andrew
0
FollowupID: 639811

Reply By: olddigger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:13

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:13
I was in Anaconda at Innaloo in Perth the other day. It had a strange but definite feel of a store preparing to close down. Dunno if that's true, but it was a strong feeling.
Cheers, Tony
AnswerID: 372469

Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:00

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:00
Just got a VIP card in mail offering $40 off 2/7/09 to 5/7/09 provided the spend is $100 and adventure club card must be presented.

Pedro
0
FollowupID: 639702

Reply By: chisel - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 22:45

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 22:45
You won't find engels cheaper than anaconda on 20% off day. But I think pretty much everything else could be had for similar prices elsewhere.
AnswerID: 372548

Follow Up By: HGMonaro - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 13:33

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 13:33
yeah, I got a MT45 for $997 at a previous sale :)

Like everything... know your prices beforehand.
0
FollowupID: 639854

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)