expired BOSE QuietComfort 35 II Headphones $399.95 @ Microsoft Store ($300 @ Harvey Norman after Price Match + 5c Item & $100 AmEx Deal)

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BOSE QuietComfort 35 II Headphones $399.95 @ Microsoft Store ($300 @ Harvey Norman after Price Match + 5c Item & $100 AmEx Deal)Affiliate

Just ordered one today. Price matched with Microsoft store for $399.95 and added 4 years extra replacement care for $76.
If you still have your AMEX offer then this would be down to $299.95 (you might have to add extra item for 5c or ask store rep to bill for $400.

Link to Harvey Norman Store

Original Amex link AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman - Spend $400 Get $100

In case of Price match issues, VideoPro deal is an alternative store that offers QC 35 II for $398.

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  • +14 votes

    Sorry but price matching is not a deal.

  • +2 votes

    Negging because it's currently available for a cheaper price @ $372 Shipped. It was even cheaper with Microsoft for $359.95. I understand how price matching + AmEx makes it a better deal, however the original deal itself is not the best one available as of now (at least locally).

    • +14 votes

      Stacking multiple offers to get the best deal is one way of getting the best bargain. This is the cheapest price (ofcourse after stacking multiple offers) and it comes with Australian warranty. I do understand that its only useful for people with Amex offers available. Its just difference of opinion of what a good bargain is. For me, I would prefer spending $300 instead of $350+.

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        Agree. This deal might not be applicable to everybody but I still think it's a good deal.

      • +1 vote

        This is the sorta thing that makes OzBargain awesome. Honestly if you can save yourself $20, $50, $100 to get the same product, why wouldn't you???

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        Absolutely!

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        If the deal is based on having the AMEX offer, it should be tagged as Targeted.

        A bargain should be based on the base price. If it's available somewhere else cheaper, but HN AMEX would be cheaper than that, you're giving up the $100 credit that could be used on something else that is already the lowest price.

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      I don't think it's worthy of a neg, especially when it's potentially the cheapest when stacking price matching and Amex offer.

  • +11 votes

    "added 4 years extra replacement care for $76. "
    not a smart move

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      Just curious. why not? I might be able to cancel it if not useful. But negging the deal for the extra care which has got nothing to do with the deal is a bit harsh.

      • +9 votes

        Extended warranties are often not worth the paper they're written on usually. Harvey Norman especially are notorious for strongarming you into buying their extended warranties, which offer basically what you'd get under Australian Consumer Law.

        While products may come with an e.g. 1 year warranty, under Australian Consumer Law, the retailer\manufacturer is required to guarantee that a product will last a reasonable amount of time (e.g. a $6000 Samsung TV has a one year warranty, you wouldn't expect a TV, let alone a $6000 one, to last only one year now would you?) and provide repair or replacement for that reasonable amount of time.

        As well, if you paid via credit card, there's a good chance that you got an extra year's warranty through that anyway. Most Platinum grade and higher cards have it, as well as nearly all Amex cards.

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          Thanks for the explainatiion. Based on my conversation and website this warranty kicks in only after the manufacturers warranty is finished I.e if the warranty is 2 years then this 4 year warranty kicks in only after 2 years. I thought it was a good deal but I feel they could be dodgy based on strong comments here. I will cancel the extended warranty based on your inputs. I am going into the shop today to pay and get the headphone so I will tell them to cancel the warranty and will pay only for the headphone.

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          went and got the Samsung s7 for my mum, I was happy with the standard 2 yr warranty but the fella did the hard sell on my mum and she felt she needed to get the extra 3yr warranty for $119-
          I was pretty much against the idea but my mum said she wanted it, id be surprised if she still has it in 2yrs though.
          unfortunately i only bought half the cost on my Amex card so if she does accidentally drop in first year, im guessing wont be covered.

        • +1 vote

          I disagree. Are you going to hire a lawyer to bring your case to court just so that a judge can advise what an acceptable period of time is for your product. Or just pay the $76 peace of mind.

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          @pravinb: The HN premium warranty is replacement based. They will give you a brand new unit. However, they probably won't be selling this exact same unit by then. I don't know if they will give you the QC35 III or IV as a replacement.

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          @thydzik: uh, you don't need to go to court. Contact the ombudsman and they get involved and every time me or someone I know has had to get them involved, the company who provided whatever the faulty good was has replaced it or fixed it free of charge.

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          @Puff Braddy:
          Who exactly is this ombudsman you are referring to? The ACCC?
          If it was within the warranty period there is no issues. Try convincing HN or who ever that your TV is supposed to last 5 years. All the ACCC will do is give you an indication on the success of your case and refer you to inexpensive legal advice.

      • +1 vote

        Extended warranties are for suckers.

        • +2 votes

          agree. they reduced the price but make him pay for the extd warranty (or cable, or mouse, etc at full price).

          its same same for HN but buyer feel they got a bargain. mehhhhhh… amateur…

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          Good video, BUT. He mentions a TV is "reasonably" covered for 2 years. And extended warranty starts after that. Unless I've missed the point, any warranty would be hard to get enforced, but at-least once the "reasonable" warranty expires you are still covered. And bathtub period is irrelevant as the two real customers in the video stated their products failed within standard warranty.

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          @rob359: I would say that the reasonable lifespan for a TV is between 4-8 years. The two years is a mistake in the video.

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          @AlanHB: Point is when u get into that type of legality and interpretation, you go from [what's right] to [who's right] which becomes murky too quickly, so imo paying a little peace-of-mind money can't be all bad. I would love to see some Australian legal text on this matter.

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          @rob359: Not a legal textbook, but official guidance from the ACCC.

          https://cdn.tspace.gov.au/uploads/sites/60/2016/05/0553FT_AC...

          I think the issue with your statement is that most people will fail to honour the extended warranty, whereas they are legally obligated to comply with the Australian Consumer Law. I don't think paying extra money for a non-enforcable remedy gives any peace of mind at all.

          I otherwise understand your point about interpretation and arguing, which is why you couple your assertion with a complaint to your local consumer affairs government body.

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          @AlanHB: I'm curious as to why you say 'non-enforceable remedy' given it's a written contract with a clear mention of coverage tenure.

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          @rob359:

          For record had a TV bought from HN post extended warranty and they had Samsung fix it for no charge. No argument needed, just sent them a message online and Samsung contacted me to sort out.

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          @rob359: Because it usually comes with a whole heap of exclusions that result in you not being able to enforce the warranty.

  • +1 vote

    This not a bargain to lots of users who don't use AMEX.

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    As others have pointed, I am sure this is against the deal posting guidelines for a bargain since it's price match what you've posted.

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    Good Deal if you have the AMEX deal.

  • +4 votes

    Not sure why the negs, this is not a deal I'd discover on my own if it weren't for the post, so thanks OP!

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      Sounds like it's worth a pos?

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      Negged because Price Matching is not a deal. You have to Pricematch someone else first before applying the AMEX deal. Technically HN does not have to give Pricematching to you. Its just the same as every other deal that tells you to pricematch Officeworks because of the 5% discount to get the "best price" thing. Honestly, not sure why the mods have kept this post in considering thousands of past posts have been taken down as a result of this.

      • Its just the same as every other deal that tells you to pricematch Officeworks because of the 5% discount to get the "best price" thing

        Like these? That meet the price match guidelines and are published.

        Honestly, not sure why the mods have kept this post in considering thousands of past posts have been taken down as a result of this.

        Incorrect. This deal was updated to meet the guidelines (Deal linked to the original retailer, price match/beat in brackets after the main deal). Please read Price Match Guidelines here. If deals were removed as 'price matches are not bargains' which may happen 1-5 times a month (not 1000s) it is because the original deal is probably already posted (see comment below about Videopro being removed):

        "This deal is not published.
        Bose QC35 II Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones $398 @ Videopro (or Pricematched @ Harvey Norman for AmEx Deal) (Duplicate)"

        There is no original deal for Microsoft $399.95 therefore the deal can be posted as such with Harvey Norman price beat added as an extra.

        In future please report the deal and/or consult guidelines for issues with deals, rather than negative voting. Negative voting guidelines

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          Hi Mod,

          The examples you give are different in one very important aspect - it is a secondary deal to pricematch officeworks whilst the original really was a "Deal" in that aspect. This Deal was pointed out earlier on that it is NOT the cheapest deal and will only be the cheapest deal if only you use the primary aspect of it by using a pricematch. This is not the same as those deals.

          "Therefore, instead of posting the price match as a bargain, the real deal should be from the merchant who is offering the lowest price. Price matching is a bonus, and other members of OzBargain need to arrange their own price match."

          In this instance, the HN deal is NOT the lowest price but the lowest price is ONLY obtained through price matching of the MS Store and then using the AMEX offer with a 5c item to get $100 off. The Microsoft Store is NOT the lowest and bested already by the ebay specials of POWERUP, which CANNOT be used to price match HN.

        • @bchliu:

          Moderators don't determine what is or isn't a good deal (that's for members/votes to decide), just that it's valid post or not, nor is anything like that in the guidelines.

          Also keep in mind those deals expire tonight and this MS deal may be the cheapest or close to it at that time if it was still available. That isn't anything to do with the guidelines/moderation however.

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          @hamza23:
          Not asking the moderator to determine if it is a good deal or not. But has been proven it is not the cheapest at the point in time of writing. Even the below post of Videopro is cheaper by $1 than MS store - which you guys had removed as well without giving him the doubt of restructuring his post.

          Goes back to the premise of this argument: It does not matter how much you restructure the title or the words of the deal, it still requires the HN Price Match for it to be the best deal. Hence this is still a not a deal according to the rules of your site.

        • @bchliu:

          Which rule? There is no rule that a post has to be the cheapest or it will be removed. As explained, that is for the community/votes to determine. We don't remove posts because they are cheaper elsewhere.

  • +3 votes

    I posted pricematch yesterday too via videopro but the deal got removed.
    You can still pricematch @ HN for 398.

    https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11185-bose-qc35-ii-quiet-comfo...

  • +1 vote

    Harvey Norman refused to pricematch Microsoft and price match is not a bargain

    • +3 votes

      Was that in store? Livechat staff did it for me in under 5 minutes

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        livechat

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          I would say give it another crack as I had a go today in reference to the Microsoft Storw but you could also try against Videopro. Did they give you a reason at least?

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          @orange16:
          Won’t match manufacturers

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          @aussman: Hmm. MS doesn't manufacture Bose products though. They're just a store front.

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          @lostn:
          Yep hey wouldn’t budge and despite Gerry saying they’d match Amazon they refused as well saying amazon was using predatory pricing

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          @aussman: comments show that people are successfully price matching both Microsoft and Videopro so you should keep trying with livechat, maybe from a different ip or device as they would almost certainly log chat histories.

          And if they give you some bs excuse, save the transcript and send in a complaint asking them to specifically refer to the part of the policy, which allows them to refuse your request

          Wouldn't even bother trying in store as the service I've experienced from HN is basic at best and certainly doesn't justify their higher prices. And they wonder why people go online…

    • +1 vote

      Ask HN to price match Videopro then. Videopro is a retail store and there are multiple of them which meets their criteria.

      https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11185-bose-qc35-ii-quiet-comfo...

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        HN (and just about every B&M store) do not price match ebay specials unless in error by the sales person - since the "special" is technically given to you by Paypal.

        • +1 vote

          That's not an eBay special, that's a website link, it's $398 at VideoPro website/retail stores.

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          The Videopro link I provided was not an eBay or PayPal special. It is a link direct to their web site. Anybody can purchase the QC 35 MkII for $398.

          Therefore Harvey Norman and any other store the offers price matching will have no issues matching the $398 if they are shown the link.

          Once again, here is the link to the Videopro web site: https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11185-bose-qc35-ii-quiet-comfo...

        • +1 vote

          Just was on live chat with Harvey Norman asking if they could price match Videopro. I was told they couldn't access the Videopro.com.au web site! I gave them a direct link to the item and they said that the site wouldn't work. Could it be that Videopro are blocking people from Harvey Norman from accessing their site??
          Anyway, the live chat guy said I should visit a retail store and ask them to do the price match for me. Fair enough. Though I was hoping to avoid any human contact this holiday season. ;)

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          Against my better judgement I visited a store and was told by an HN pleb that they don't price match Bose. I didn't even get a chance to bring up the price I wanted to match.

        • +1 vote

          @jelko: All stores are separate franchises so you can try your luck at another store to see if they will honour it. This is again more the reason why Pricematching is not a Bargain and people shouldnt rely on this method to guarantee a sale. But good luck with it..

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          I tried the online chat again and this time the person was able to price match successfully.

  • +7 votes

    What’s going on with this site? This gets negged but you guys give over 650 upvotes to the amazon sale that had basically no deals. I mean, this is a genuinely good price if you can pm and get the Amex deal.

  • +2 votes

    While price matching or price beating in and of itself isn't a deal, when stacked it is. Generally speaking price matching doesn't work with any other offer (e.g. Promo codes) but a cash back is different and in this case it does.

    Without posts like these, I personally would have missed out on a great deal and in the end isn't that the point?

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    Well if this is a deal, if anyone is interested, l managed to get hv to price match the Sony headphones on the addicted to audio deal for $345 and then bought a $55 item to save an extra $45 because I had one Amex deal
    As the thais would say…Same same but different

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    Can you post your receipt please?

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    Anyone have experience with HN price matching, and honoring a finance offer, eg. '24 month interest free no payment' ?

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      Depends who you speak to. I get guys who refuse if you're paying via AMEX or gift cards because they're offering you something you can't get from the other store (AMEX cashback or paying via HN Gift card that you purchased at a discount).

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      They require a recovery fee for interest free finance directly from the financier themselves (GE Capital or Network Consumer Finance). Basically HN usually pays your interest for you, but is coming from the full RRP price as such. In this instance, you are asking them to make a loss on the item and to pay your interest rates as well for 24 months. So the chances of you getting this through is very close to zero unless you are buying another $5000 TV from them at the same time and they will use profits from the other item to cover this.

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    got sick of waiting for a new deal (been waiting for the past 4 mths)

    price match at jb hifi today and im loving the headphones

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    A couple of days ago the HN online chat guy refused the price match to Microsoft store.
    Yesterday afternoon the HN online chat girl price matched the videopro ($398).
    I had the Amex offer so added a small item to make the whole order $400

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    Excellent deal with Harvey Norman amex cashback. Thanks!!
    They happily price matched using the online chat service. $8 shipping meant the $400 threshold is hit.

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    I went in-store and was told they couldn't match videopro as "it is some random guy in QLD selling grey imports"… I said ok, how about Microsoft
    Guy was then shocked by Microsoft price and checked something on his computer, said unfortunately couldn't match as $441 is his cost price and he couldn't go lower.

    WTF is this how HN price match works? I couldn't be bothered arguing so just left

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      I just went to Harvey Norman in O'Connor (WA) and they told me they don't price match Bose. Ridiculous. I didn't even get to show him the Videopro price.

    • +1 vote

      Update: I was able to successfully price match to videopro via online chat later on in the day :)

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      Which store was this?

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    Op- first THANK YOU!

    Second, guys to me this is a fantastic bargain at ~$300 overall after price match and Amex credit.

    I do understand the ppl challenging the bargain status but if it wasn't posted I'd not have found this deal and realised how to use the deal to stack the options together for an even better deal. If you look at it this way with the massive amount of deals we get I think it's a great deal to get the attention of ppl it applied to and worked a treat.

    Third -
    Bought via HN online (price match with the Videopro deal) after being rejected by HN Auburn when I rocked up there. Wasn't in the mood to push this at the time once home I read their price guarantee and there shld be no reason it wasn't honoured by a store as many have seen a similar fate. This really annoys me.

    So to rub it in, I'll pick up from the same store 😉

    Fourth -
    Went in store mainly to compare with the Sony WH-1000XM2 bought these mainly due to fit, Sony has a smaller space inside the cushions which I thought would annoy me in a 15hr long haul flight. BOSE QC35 II no such issues much larger space for big ears and ears don't touch the edges.

    Sorry for the big write up, thought it may help others as I went through a process others are probably also considering.

    Last-

    Op thanks again, great deal for $300!

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      Agree that this was a great way to draw attention to making the best use of price match and amex offer.

      I was able to get price match online but it said Auburn was out of stock for in-store collection…did you order just this afternoon too?

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        Yes, think black was out online for Auburn and I was tossing up about the silver, went for silver and showed as in stock.

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