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What the ACCC expects of jb is price and length of time of any previous listing . Note the date 2006; they've got experience here :blush:

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-concerned-by-jb-hi-fi-comparative-advertising

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will establish and implement a trade practices law compliance program on the relevant consumer protection provisions of the Act.

wonder how that's going :)

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3 minutes ago, cwt said:

What the ACCC expects of jb is price and length of time of any previous listing . Note the date 2006; they've got experience here :blush:

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-concerned-by-jb-hi-fi-comparative-advertising

Good pickup.  This was for electrical goods where prices do not change as often.  I have spoken to other retailers (not JB) who sell DVD/BDs and they say that prices are adjusted on daily basis.  How the ACCC will rule on DVD/BDs and whether they "were advertised and sold at that price in the same markets, in reasonable quantities for a reasonable period of time and within a reasonable period of the date of the advertising"?  The market and pricing are a moving target.

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7 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

Good pickup.  This was for electrical goods where prices do not change as often.  I have spoken to other retailers (not JB) who sell DVD/BDs and they say that prices are adjusted on daily basis.  How the ACCC will rule on DVD/BDs and whether they "were advertised and sold at that price in the same markets, in reasonable quantities for a reasonable period of time and within a reasonable period of the date of the advertising"?  The market and pricing are a moving target.

 

 

jb would have to prove they SOLD at what they declare as the normal price

 

i dont doubt jb having pricing specialists it’s whether accc could be bothered 

 

they have chased the petrol retailers that jack prices up and down but there are mega bucks involvolved there :)

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Shhhhh,

 

dont tell anyone, but I wait till the title is available and reserve a copy at the local library.  Watch them!   If I like I wait till the titles are discounted to 2 for $20 or buy 2 and get one free.😉

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For clarification. The marvel sale, like many other promos, was a distributor initiated promotion. These promos will occur from time to time and often it’s a push by the supplier. This promo, again, like many others, is time limited. So, the promo finishes and prices go back to normal ticket price. It just so happens though, that there is now a 20% off sale for eofy. I know most would love to believe that JB “Hiked up” the prices but it just isn’t the case.

 

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12 hours ago, Decky said:

The first one is to put something on sale but keep the price the same. 

 

Damn!

I thought it was double the price..........then.......'Buy one....get one free!'

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21 hours ago, unclemack said:

For clarification. The marvel sale, like many other promos, was a distributor initiated promotion. These promos will occur from time to time and often it’s a push by the supplier. This promo, again, like many others, is time limited. So, the promo finishes and prices go back to normal ticket price. It just so happens though, that there is now a 20% off sale for eofy. I know most would love to believe that JB “Hiked up” the prices but it just isn’t the case.

 

 

Maybe you could help explain something that I have observed. When a movie is initially released on DVD or blu-ray, the price is low, like $30 for a Blu-ray, and I guess this is largely a promotional thing. After the movie is on the market for some time, the price mysteriously increased to an inflated ticket price. For example Star Wars: Rogue One currently has a ticket price of $45, and it is not a new film. That inflated ticket price does gradually decrease over time but at a very slow rate. It would take several years before Rogue One's ticket price falls back to the initial promotional price. 

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Maybe you could help explain something that I have observed. When a movie is initially released on DVD or blu-ray, the price is low, like $30 for a Blu-ray, and I guess this is largely a promotional thing. After the movie is on the market for some time, the price mysteriously increased to an inflated ticket price. For example Star Wars: Rogue One currently has a ticket price of $45, and it is not a new film. That inflated ticket price does gradually decrease over time but at a very slow rate. It would take several years before Rogue One's ticket price falls back to the initial promotional price. 

Well, I don’t work in the software area. The info re the supposed price hikes was provided by the manager of that area. Retail prices are dictated by distributor costs. So low promotional prices on release is therefore driven by the supplier. There’s nothing mysterious about it. Marquee titles like Star Wars, Marvel etc are subject to these market controls. For example, try find Beatles CD titles discounted. Chances are, you won’t because suppliers don’t have to do deals to move them. Same with some DVD/ BD titles/ labels. Everyone wants to believe there’s a pricing conspiracy but there isn’t. Well, not that I’ve seen anyway.

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Just now, unclemack said:


Well, I don’t work in the software area. The info re the supposed price hikes was provided by the manager of that area. Retail prices are dictated by distributor costs. So low promotional prices on release is therefore driven by the supplier. There’s nothing mysterious about it. Marquee titles like Star Wars, Marvel etc are subject to these market controls. For example, try find Beatles CD titles discounted. Chances are, you won’t because suppliers don’t have to do deals to move them. Same with some DVD/ BD titles/ labels. Everyone wants to believe there’s a pricing conspiracy but there isn’t. Well, not that I’ve seen anyway.

Damn straight.

The thing is though, people would much prefer a conspiracy theory to reality and won't let the truth impede a good story.

 

Simple supply and demand = economics 101.

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1 minute ago, rantan said:

Damn straight.

The thing is though, people would much prefer a conspiracy theory to reality and won't let the truth impede a good story.

 

Simple supply and demand = economics 101.

 

Ok, if that being the case, a $45 ticket price for Rogue One blu-ray could only means supply has dried up; because it is hard to see a large demand for a film that has been on the market for two years. People who did not purchase the movie at the initial launch price of $30 ain't going to pay $45 two years later. In fact I would be surprised if those discs move off the shelf at that ticket price. 

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Ok, if that being the case, a $45 ticket price for Rogue One blu-ray could only means supply has dried up; because it is hard to see a large demand for a film that has been on the market for two years. People who did not purchase the movie at the initial launch price of $30 ain't going to pay $45 two years later. In fact I would be surprised if those discs move off the shelf at that ticket price. 

I’m surprised it moved at all.

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I went to JB's on Saturday to grab a few titles at 20% off. They had Guardians of the Galaxy II at a ticket price of $29.99 (4K), and I thought what the heck at 20% off. Shoulda checked the receipt before I walked out the store. $49.99 less 20% off. #$%%^&*s.

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On ‎29‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 8:13 PM, LHC said:

 

Ok, if that being the case, a $45 ticket price for Rogue One blu-ray could only means supply has dried up; because it is hard to see a large demand for a film that has been on the market for two years. People who did not purchase the movie at the initial launch price of $30 ain't going to pay $45 two years later. In fact I would be surprised if those discs move off the shelf at that ticket price. 

Its a ridiculous price anomaly isn't it ; just picked up Sicario [ dolby atmos]and Expendables 2 for $8 each + ph in the 2 for $20 currently running . Don't mind waiting ages until they hit the 3 for $40 bin ;even 4k titles come down :whistle:

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I went to JB on Sat and my jaw dropped when I saw the price of the 4K of Starwars-TLJ....$58.95. As if anyone would pay that, personally I wouldn't pay $10.

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I noticed these prices on the weekend also - Guardians of the Galaxy v2 blu-ray for $46. Whaaaaaat???

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I wonder if this is the outcome of geoblocking Amazon.com and GST.

If so it is very cheeky.

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