I noticed at Bunnings the other day Composite Sleepers [more about thes later] as Pam dropped me off. Didn't think much more about it as I had some small things I had to get. Eyes bulge TOOL SALE. Then my eyes filled with tears as I hadn't saved my pennies and I had to pass on buying but browsing doesn't cost anything and I noticed MY favourite tool was in with the sales items. Ryobi One 18V. I haven't saved my money but Pam just might of saved her's. Maybe. My heart stated to go back to its normal speed and that's good for a 65 year old walking medical disaster. THEN oh no I have fallen for it again the prices quoted where exactly the same as the everyday price. WHY oh Why build up a persons hope and then dash it.
Told Pam once I met up with her and she dryly said what do you expect from Bunnings they do that to catch the unsuspecting who think they are for sale.
I wondered how many others had been caught out with this little retailers trick not just by Bunnings but by any retailer.
As I am a bit of a winger and voiced some things about Bunnings and their Sales. I felt Bunnings was placing everyday priced object in with sale items.
I am as good as deaf in both ears and therefore do not use a phone. Pam is the only one who uses it and as I am familiar with her voice I can usually make out what she is saying but most times I can only understand a few words here and there, the rest is like a foreign movie without the Closed Captions underneath.
Jason and I exchanged Emails, my preferred way of communicating. Or face to face. If you have read some of my posts I have voiced the above.
Jason as good as his word had mentioned my problem with Bunnings Victoria Point. Just alittle while ago I received an email from the complex manager Brenden Shakespeare who put me on the right track. He also stated that he or one of his staff would be happy to talk to me in person.
I must admit that the practise of not reducing prices on Ryobi One 18V tools still is a very sore point but that is life and I guess I would have to live with this small but unfair practice of not being able to get a better deal on these as Bunnings are the sole distributor so you cannot get a better price from someone else so Bunnings would match it and give you an added 10% off the oppositions price.
My thanks to both Jason and Brenden for their patience and time to write to me via an email.
I still buy from the opposition [Mitre10] as my wife worked their and became very good friends with the management and still gets very close to staff discount and more if that is possible.
I only make my Ryobi One's an example as Bunnings hold the monopoly on them. I would be just as down on any other store that had an item I need and they are the only ones to stock them. A monopoly is not fair trading from anyway you look at it.
John Bunnings do not have sales , all their prices are regular retail price , they do get in Promotional stock (a container of stock they did a deal on to distribute between most stores) but are usually one of limited and not to be done again.
Then we have deleted lines, such as say Makita has releaed a new updated tool and they have worked with Bunnings to lower the price of a new but obsolete tool where you can get great savings at that store till stock runs out.
The last one is end of season, winter is over and we want to get rid of all our heaters so the price goes down till the stock is sold.
Hoped this has helped you.