This was posted 1 year 9 months 25 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired $500 Cashback on Ultrabooks @Harvey Norman (Saturday 30/06)

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Spotted this in today's Herald Sun (double page spread, pg. 24-25). One day only, Saturday 30 June.

"$500 cashback when you purchase any Ultrabook laptop" with a list of brands showing Samsung, Acer, HP, Toshiba, Asus, Sony.

  • Store stock only, excludes Apple (typical disclaimer).
    *** Purchase one of the nominated products on 30/06/12 from a Harvey Norman complex and complete a redemption form….Redemption must be received no later than 31/07/12. Goods must be paid in full before redemption is paid…Further terms and conditions apply, see in store for full details.

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  • +2 votes

    $339 for a acer aspire ultrabook.

    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/acer-aspire-s3-391-ultrabook-...

    not to bad have to say.

    • +34 votes

      I don't need this at all, but in true OzB style I will attempt to own this tomorrow.

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      Man I was getting paid and I was planning to get a Nexus 7. Now this came along, must get one to work. I'm interested in this one tho.

      http://www.harveynorman.com.au/asus-ux21e-kx007v-ultrabook-l...

      Gotta check if my store have it

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        I was interested in that 11.6" Asus model too, but nobody in Brisbane seems to have stock!

    • -4 votes

      How long does the battery last on these?

      • +4 votes

        said it in the aspire link above that you replied too, how bout you have a read before asking and expecting others to do the work for you! :P

        Power Estimated Battery Life (hr) 7

    • +1 vote

      I paid $488 for mine during the $300 cashback thing. This is much better!

      If you can salary sacrifice it, you might even end up making a bit of money out of it.

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      Does this have a docking port? If so it would be perfect for me.

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      Anyone know the RRP of this device?

    •  

      That's $699 from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-S3-391-6899-13-3-Inch-Ultrabook-C...), so the Harvey Norman tax doesn't seem especially severe.

    • -3 votes

      Its wierd how "ultrabooks" are supposed to be lightweight upmarket laptops. Yet few have discrete graphics. Do any of the HN models use Ivy Bridge chipset?

      • +1 vote

        Ultrabooks are not gaming laptops. Discrete graphics will only benefit games and some other apps like Adobe's Creative Suite, which aren't really meant to be in the ultrabook's target market.

      • +2 votes

        How is a combination of lightweight and lacking discrete graphics weird?

    •  

      Did anybody manage to get it for the price mentioned in their web site which is 839 and then get the 500 cashback form as well??
      I just went to the store and they have inflated the price to 1399 on sticker price. When I mentioned about the web site they said I have to buy it for 899 if I want to get the cashback which I did. So I ended up paying $899. So this is more expensive than previous deal for the same laptop from HN with $300 cash back.
      Gerry Harvey sure knows all the tricks to play and increase the sales. :)
      The idea is to bring the customer to the store they end up buying something even if the price is different at the store.

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        what nonsence. go back to the store and use their price match policy. It shoudl be priced at 839. The full price is not 1399. thats not even the retail price. unless u bought a higher spec one

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        I bought one too for my wife for $899 in Hoppers crossing. I should have checked the web price.
        but i'm still happy considering I was about to get the same Acer at full price last week. you cant always win. $399 is good price in my opinion.

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      This is too good to be true. I checked out and it is out of stock in all states! It's just One of company's shams to attract customers. It seems that all other ultrabooks are excessively overpriced.

  • +3 votes

    Where is Harvey Norman getting all this money to give away. or more importantly how much are these ultrabooks marked up by?

    • +2 votes

      I'm going to guess that there's a fine print in there somewhere that says you have to pay full price for them, and that any promotion price won't be eligible.

    • +1 vote

      You should see the sale prices in any item in US to realize how much the markup in Australia. However one thing is to agree that the overhead for the retail stores in Aus are higher than US.

  •  

    not as good as I thought for some models…
    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/asus-ux21e-kx004v-ultrabook-l...
    http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XC8423/asus-ux21e-kx004v-zen...

    still the cheapest after the cashback though so props…but cashbacks can be a hassle :(

    •  

      $899 vs $1149.
      That's $250 different!

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        ya I know! but I was thinking that model would be around the $1,200 mark (before cashback) as it has been for the past couple months

  • +3 votes

    This offer is only valid on full ticketed items (RRP) and not the already reduced/special prices that are in RED. This is a typical HN sale…..

    • +1 vote

      The ad in the Herald Sun, while stating that "Further terms and conditions apply, see in store for full details", doesn't mention anything about it only applying to full ticketed items. The ad in fact specifically states that it applies to "any ultrabook laptop", so I'd be very surprised if they could inform you in the store that it is excludes discounted items. The ACCC would frown on this as below, n'est pas?

      http://www.accc.gov.au/content/item.phtml?itemId=303213&node...

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        Thanks for the link, I have started reading through this pdf, are you able to share which page that information is on?

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          The link should open on page 18, which lists the example of ads that don't list exclusions.

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    therefore, the acer aspire isnt 339 then?

    • +1 vote

      I was lucky enough to get the $300 cashback during the last promotion on the Acer S3 which was on special at $788. Took over a month for the cheque to arrive in the mail however, but no problems in the end.

    • -1 vote

      Quote LiQiD:
      "This offer is only valid on full ticketed items (RRP) and not the already reduced/special prices that are in RED. …"

      so NO 399.

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        If the price is in RED then you wont get the $500 cash back since its a special HN 'discounted' price. They had the same deal a few months back but only $300 and it was only valid on their full RRP (BLACK) price.

        • -2 votes

          From where you saw this RED won't get the $500 cash back?

          Just your guessing? Please post a prove or otherwise don't confuse people.

        •  

          You maybe right.

          "This offer is only valid on full ticketed items (RRP) and not the already reduced/special prices that are in RED. …"

          above is from the *2 condition on the adv.
          http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookm...

          which is NOT marked on $500 cash back offer.Need to check that out tomorrow.

        • +1 vote

          Yep the *2 condition is only applied on the discount on smartphones, camera's and GPS.

        • +3 votes

          Just neg me doesn't matter but I have received $300 cash back from last offer.

          If you don't believe and don't want the $500 cash back nothing to do with me.

  •  

    If you read the OP's description, the details say "any Ultrabook laptop with a list of brands…" but then the at the bottom it says "Purchase one of the nominated products…" Sounds like a contradiction and likely it is only for certain Ultrabooks and probably not the cheaper ones.

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      nominated products = any Ultrabook laptop with a list of brands…
      isn't it ?

      •  

        Let's hope you are right. In which case there would be some bargains to be had.

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      I think there is a case here.. haha.. take the print out. It did say "any" in big words.. T&C.. normally shouldn't override what's in Big words.. :-)

  • +4 votes

    Spotted this in today's Herald Sun (double page spread, pg. 24-25). One day only, Saturday 30 June.

    12 hourly deals:

    http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookm...

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    Last time it was $300 off, but that basically only applied to prices in black font on the HN website, not prices in the red font ("special prices").

    I believe some people did manage to get the $300 off "special prices" at some HN franchises, so it may happen again if you try.

    • +1 vote

      Indeed. There was mass confusion re: the Acer S3 i3 that was on special at the time for $788. I got my $300 cash back, no problems. No harm in going in and asking.

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        Did you have to get the OK from them before buying it at the store, or did you have to redeem it and then find out later, and hope?

        In other words, who does the approval? The sales clerk, or the guys who process your redemption?

        • +1 vote

          No need to get approval, just fill out the form and mail it to somewhere at Silverwater with the receipt copy.

          That company doesn't care how much you bought as far as you have a valid receipt from HN.

          Just like MS cash back.

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          So as long as HN gives you the redemption form, you're good? If HN says no, you can't get the cashback for this price, then they won't give you the form?

          Basically, if there's a disagreement on whether your UB qualifies for the cashback, where will this argument take place? In store before purchase?

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          Are the forms unique or can they be photocopied?

        •  

          I checked with the sales person that the ultrabook was 100% part of the cashback deal. He was aware that some franchises we're refusing to sell that particular model as part of the cashback promotion; but head office had apparently approved it. If there were any issues, I guess I would have taken it up with head office rather than the individual store. Whether HN are more prepared this time around regarding excluding particular/sale models, time will tell. Here is the thread btw (http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/68342)

          Head office clearly do the approval. Up to the sales person to know what is and what is not included with the promotion.

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          The forms are just laying there on the display tables. Anyone can grab one, photocopy it etc. Though the sales person did enter my details in the system, so if you buy one, maybe ensure they do that?

        • +1 vote

          I was told by the store manager that I could not claim the cash back for Acer S3, the manager even threaten to make note of that in the invoice (stating that I was already informed).

          I went around and bought the S3 from another sales person. Submitted the claim together with the form downloaded from Ozbargain, and the cash back got approved.

          Some store managers are idiots and think that they are protecting HN from losing money where else they do not know it was a legitimate offer from HN itself.

        • +1 vote

          There are a lot of cows out there. And generally they get picked up by HN stores. Whenever i go into HN they are always mucking around and dont even bother coming and asking if i need a hand. If HN is doing badly, they have themselves to blame.

          When i went to purchase a ultrabook the last time the guy tried to sell me a power filter claiming that if i used it my battery life wouldnt stay constant for as long as i use it. He then went on to tell me that the voltage at the mains is responsible of the battery dying after a year. Clearly he was lying or didnt understand lithium technology.

        •  

          Just got back from local HN store (Mornington). Sales guy there hadn't heard of cashback offer so checked with store manager. Store Manager confirmed "$500 cash back offer applies to ALL IN STOCK Ultrabooks". However, some UB's were already 'reduced' by 20% and the sales guy wasn't sure whether these prices would go back up to HN's own special RRP tomorrow.

          Incidentally, I was interested in this http://www.harveynorman.com.au/asus-ux21e-kx007v-ultrabook-l... - any feedback on it?

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          stay Away from the First Gen ASUS ultrabooks. pretty bad trackpad and keyboard. And the screen has some serious backlight issues. Its looks very washed out/low contrast.

          The samsung screen on the other hand is much better.

  • +3 votes

    The best I found on this deal is HP Envy 6-1010TU Ultrabook
    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/hp-envy-6-1010tu-ultrabook-la...
    $999 - $500 = $499 + HP promotion - Bonus Beats Solo Headphones x 1

    Shame I purchased a Ultrabook from the previous JB deal, otherwise I will go ahead with this one.

    Any "No question refund policy" from JB? :P

    • +5 votes

      well the only problem with the HP ultrabooks is they are the thickest of the ultrabooks.

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        As long as they are thinner than normal HP notebooks which they can claim it as ultrabook in their product line. Otherwise people will say HP just behind the technology have no ultrabook.
        But yes, they are heavy and thick than other brands' ultrabook…

    • +1 vote

      Is this the beats promo you are referring to?

      http://www8.hp.com/au/en/ad/every-beat/connect.html?tab=Bonu...

      Do you know the promotional period for this? Is doesn't mention anything about the period.

      EDIT: Found it mentioned on the HN website:

      http://www.harveynorman.com.au/customer-service/cashback-and...

      Purchased by 31/7/12.

      • +1 vote

        I prefer to read the T&C on HP's website as they are the promotion holder
        http://www8.hp.com/au/en/ad/every-beat/connect.html?tab=Term...

        Product SKU Eligible ‘Purchase Start Date’ Eligible ‘Purchase End Date’
        HP ENVY 6 6-1010TU Tuesday, 1 May 2012 Tuesday, 31 July 2012
        HP ENVY 6 6-1001TX Tuesday, 1 May 2012 Tuesday, 31 July 2012

        • +1 vote

          Thanks for pointing that out.

      •  

        Apparently there's a separate cash back for Acer computers which could be interesting. But there's no info on how much cashback you get.

  •  

    best bang for your buck ultrabook that HN stock?

    might go down on saturday and have a look

    •  

      The best I found on this deal is HP Envy 6-1010TU Ultrabook
      http://www.harveynorman.com.au/hp-envy-6-1010tu-ultrabook-la...
      $999 - $500 = $499 + HP promotion - Bonus Beats Solo Headphones x 1

      Most likely this as posted by bonus999. Just sell the headphones and get an easy $100 more.

    •  

      Need something like this for when I travel. Love my thinkpad but it feels like an anchor carrying it around.

      So is the general consensus this is the best one for the price?

      HP Envy 6-1010TU Ultrabook Laptop

      •  

        That asus-ux21e-kx007v seems to be good value if it stays as $899 RRP (it's black, not RED on their website, though don't know what the store will charge, as apparently each stores charge differently) and you can find a stock tomorrow

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          As i mentioned above, stay Away from the First Gen ASUS ultrabooks. pretty bad trackpad and keyboard. I know because i own one.

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          Have u tried the Acer one? If yes, how does it compare?
          Only interested either one of them. I know both are obsolete model, but if we really can get it around 400, then, why not (at least, it'd still be better compare to netbook for the balance between 'decent' performance and portability purpose). Many said the Acer one is 'slow' due to the hybrid SSD/HDD (compare to SSD only on this Asus)
          IMO, the HP one is close to regular laptop (too big and too heavy for 'ultrabook'). But depend on your need (if portability is not an issue).

        •  

          Yeah tried the i3 one at jb hifi. Really needs more power. Didn't find anything wrong with the keyboard, if anything it felt like cherry reds.

        •  

          Asus UX21 review..
          http://www.anandtech.com/show/4985/asus-zenbook-ux21-review/...

          He reviewed the i7 model, but the rest of the laptop should be the same.

        •  

          I actually like the ACER one better. only problem with the acer is no USB 3.0 and poor battery life. Actually the Acer S3 is very similar to the mac book in construction

      •  

        If you really need portability, the HP is much bigger (15" vs 11.6" screen) and heavier than the Asus.

      •  

        Rang Harvey Norman, Castle Hill
        Confirmed that HP Envy 6-1010TU Ultrabook Laptop is $1199 before $500 cashback

  •  

    seems like NSW only… is that true?

  •  

    Would these also qualify for the free upgrade to Windows 8?

    •  

      yes for win 8 upgrade! cos none of the ub are using win7 starter.

      what ivy bridge ub with widi does HN stock? I only know samsung, which is from 1599.

    • -1 vote

      I think the upgrade is at $14.99? I saw some flyers In-store at HN, pretty sure the sales person said that the win 8 upgrade is not free

      •  

        I had the word free in quote marks, thought there would have been a minimal cost to it, still worth it :)

      • +1 vote

        why did you get negged??? +ve from me!!!

  •  

    Damn, the only 13" Asus Zenbook HN have is $1899!!
    I was thinking if it was $1399 less $500 it would be an okay buy. I can't handle the lower res screens on the Acer etc

  • +4 votes

    Hold your excitement - this trick was being played by HN before - they it will be minus 500 from RRP. Some of the UB have ridiculous RRP (e.g. Samsung series 7 $1999 or something). It might end up to be cheaper by not doing this deal.

  • +5 votes

    Mums and dads look out! this is another HN trick, shop around before you buy fromt here, guaranteed you will save 100's more especially if they use retail price.

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      Why peoples still don't want to believe us after so many ozbargainers received the $300 cash back last time with the $788 Acer S3 before cash back.

      http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/70152

      • +1 vote

        I don't think people are questioning the cashback…more so that HN have had a reputation in the past to hike up the prices and offer these "deals" so for example..if the laptop is $799 today..it could be priced at $999 in store tomorrow.

        That's all people are saying.. I'm sure there will be bargains to be had..but not all ultrabooks sold may be bargains even with the $500 off.

      •  

        i believe you.

        but my worst experience in the past a couple of year is my toshiba laptop bought from HN. it was iirc 50%off (could be 40%). i paid a little bit more than $700. one month later, i noticed there were plenty of first generation i5 laptops of any brands sold everywhere under $700 (acer's was even cheaper)

        also, dont trust toshiba!!!!!!

  •  

    Hmmm can't say I'm not tempted by this even though I'm a Lenovo fanboi…

  •  

    The acer ultra book was priced at $999 when I went into Knox HN about 1 hour ago.

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      Show them the web site buy it and get the claim form from them.

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        Nah not in the hunt for a new computer. It will be interesting to hear the prices other HN stores have this today then tomorrow.

      • +1 vote

        They can claim that the website is a separate entity to the franchise stores and refuse to match it. It states it on HN website too. HN Knox refused to match the price on their website for a camera last time when I went in…

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          I had a store do that. Rang head office and they sorted them out.

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