Officeworks has decided that it will now be accepting Price-beats from stores with greystock, while previously it was only stores with Australian manufacturing warranty. It seems the store still needs to have a .com.au URL but we can now Price-beat with Dwi Kogan Becextech ect.
The change went through yesterday.
(1) The info above "It seems the store still needs to have a .com.au URL" is TBA, the policy does not specificially mention this. We'll update as information comes to hand, your experience may vary depending on store/understanding. Australian stores with imported stock like Kogan or Catch are more likely to succeed than overseas stores, although in some cases overseas stores have .com.au domains and local stores with imports stock have .com domains. Currently Officeworks policy does not mention store eligibility anyway, experiences likely to vary.
(2) Further info on the exact change below, from discussions.
Our guarantee applies to all identical products and services with identical warranties that are:
stocked at Officeworks
in stock at our competitor; and
not excluded from the PBG (see below).
Our guarantee applies to all identical products and services that are:
Stocked at Officeworks
In stock at our competitors and
Not excluded from the PBG (see below)
'with identical warranties' is now removed from the policy.
(3) Why is this a deal? Purchase an item locally with manufacturer warranty and consumer law protection for the price of a grey import without manufacturer warranty and not protected by Australian consumer law. Not identical items in value (our guidelines refer to 'same product') and a general deal rather than for a specific item. Marked as long running deal.