There was buzz of a massive sale happening at Dick Smith on the weekend. Throughout the week there were rumours from media outlets and supposed store representatives.
Even calling up the stores, the staff seemingly had no idea of a massive clearance sale. They were either told to play dumb or legitimately did not know.
Then people were posting on Oz Bargain claiming to have purchased awesome deals. Someone even claimed to have got an Xbox One for $150. I even saw someone claimed to have gotten a 4k TV for a couple of hundred of dollars.
Then Dick Smith confirmed right before Saturday there was going to be a clearance sale. Dubbed the mammoth clearance sale, savings on clearance lines some upwards of 70% were promised.
What was promised and what actually materialised were two different things.
At my local store TV’s were advertised as only 15% off clearance. There were a few junk items like meat thermometers and expired ink cartridges. Some clearance items were a paltry $10 off.
It seems people saying they were getting good deals were probably just trolling. And anything good actually sold throughout the week before the official sale. Something tells me that Xbox One consoles aren’t being cleared out or display 4k TV’s.
The big sale was nothing more than hype. We all bought into it. Maybe if Dick Smith stopped selling $200 toaster and kettle packages, they might be in a better financial position.