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Old Nov 15th 2008, 1:39 pm
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Good News again (after M&S delivering to NZ) i took my son to specsavers today and they told me, that they are going to open stores in NZ !!!
So i found this...
http://www.itpro.co.uk/607101/specsa...framework-deal
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Old Nov 15th 2008, 8:34 pm
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Indeed the one in Westfield Mall in Albany has been open for a while.


http://www.specsavers.co.nz/stores/
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 12:29 am
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All we need now is an Ikea, and an Argos, and I'm in heaven!
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 12:51 am
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I heard Argos are struggling to make money in the UK, so it might be a while before they set up downunder.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 1:38 am
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Ikea were going to open but didn't receive the required permission due to the worries about them creating too much traffic around their proposed site.

Do we really need Argos and their catalogue of dreams?
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Indeed the one in Westfield Mall in Albany has been open for a while.


http://www.specsavers.co.nz/stores/

A little birdy told me they are opening in Richmond Mall in the New Year
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Christchurch has one in Northlands Mall
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
what a stupid thread
Well it would be if you don't need to wear glasses and haven't had to pay $600 a pair of glasses in NZ.
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Ikea were going to open but didn't receive the required permission due to the worries about them creating too much traffic around their proposed site.

Do we really need Argos and their catalogue of dreams?
They did not worry about that when they opened the one in Warrington. Built the store first then a motor-way to years after.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 5:53 pm
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Are glasses expensive then? I've been pricing up laser eye surgery and wondered if if was worth it. How much are nice glasses?
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Well it would be if you don't need to wear glasses and haven't had to pay $600 a pair of glasses in NZ.
Exactly
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Originally Posted by mickey_d View Post
Exactly
I wear glasses and daily contact lenses, at $45 for a box of 30, I think that is not too bad...and I would pay $500 for my hair so $600 for new glasses aren't bad, and its what i expected in Nz anyway... but I will just use my frames ive got...
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
I wear glasses and daily contact lenses, at $45 for a box of 30, I think that is not too bad...and I would pay $500 for my hair so $600 for new glasses aren't bad, and its what i expected in Nz anyway... but I will just use my frames ive got...
My husband has just ordered new glasses from Specsavers in the UK.

If he had new lens in his own frames £90

1 new pair including lens with 30% off £91

Buy 1 pair get 1 free £130
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My husband has just ordered new glasses from Specsavers in the UK.

If he had new lens in his own frames £90

1 new pair including lens with 30% off £91

Buy 1 pair get 1 free £130
Yes and at least it will make the other opticians sit up and think about what they are charging when specsavers do great deals.
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
what a stupid thread

I don’t understand why anyone would call a thread stupid

Surely all competition is helpful no matter where it comes from to increase customer choice, put downward pressure on prices and increase quality. I recognise that overseas brands and chains opening up in New Zealand might not be everyone’s panacea but if you don’t like the brand, don’t frequent the stores. If enough people feel that way then market forces will do the rest (for example Starbucks in Australia). ……and whilst I’m at it, surely all discussion is healthy, anyway
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