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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Thats why i inform myself at toppreise or geizhals, before i go shopping.
Too many people are affected by advertising and believe they make a bargain.
Same story at buying airline tickets, railway tickets.
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Old 31.03.2015, 19:07
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Just to drift a bit - what MM do need to do, is to improve their customer service.

I recently popped a 240/12V transformer for a combined TV/DVD player and wanted a replacement.
Seemed to be good all round availability from the the usual online suspects (Amazon/EBay), but as it was non-CH, would require a plug change and delay for shipping, so I thought I'd have a look in the local, BIG, Mediamarkt, and be typical Swiss and pay for convenience.

Being a midweek morning, there were more staff than customers, so, rather than wander around aimlessly, I asked some sales assistant bod, who, having ascertained it was for a TV, directed me to the only staff member on the TV dept. who was already with a customer.
After a token gesture wait of about 30 secs. I then plucked up the courage to interrupt the three staff members stood chatting. This time I didn't say it was for a TV, but was still taken to a differenct section and shown another staff member ..... who was with a customer.

So I told this first bod, that I wasn't going to wait, and he should show me where the universal, non-specific transformers are.

Whether he was pissed off at me, just stupid, didn't know, or actually right, he told me that they don't have any.

I found it hard to believe that that a store of hundreds of square metres of sales space, thousands of products and accessories, doesn't have a single, separate, generic universal transformer - the type that is used for TVs, monitors, LED lighting, to name three.

So here I wait for my near identical (slightly newer replacement model) to come from the UK - for less than 20 sovs (with shipping) ....... would have been even cheaper, if I hadn't ordered the one that comes with a cable and UK plug, which I don't need.
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

55chf online at media markt https://shop.mediamarkt.ch/fr/ordina...5/idpg4bnt3h5n
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

In America right now, I have read there are many, many stores closing down in the suburbs, one chief reason (out of many) being that the internet has allowed consumers the ability to check the prices of products from a wide variety of sources almost instantaneously, and then order them from home, so they can now avoid inconveniences such as driving to the store or putting on pants .

Personally, I also think that people have noticed incredibly stupid mark-ups in the technology sector, especially with accessories. BestBuy sold USB cables for around $30, while the internet has sold bundles of them for a tiny fraction of this cost.
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Wow. I would like to thank the OP. I had no idea I could get my ink from digitec. I have been paying a higher price at interdiscount or the Migros.
Thank you!
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

that may be so but why not the same price in the store? With interdiscount and many other stores with an online shop the prices are the same online as in the stores.
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that may be so but why not the same price in the store? With interdiscount and many other stores with an online shop the prices are the same online as in the stores.
Because of the cost of hiring people and maintaining the stores... ordering online allows them to cut out that side of the equation, so for some items they heavily reduce prices.

Considering you can order online, and then pick up in store, its no problem in my opinion.
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Thanks. My "crap " has some use for some people




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Wow. I would like to thank the OP. I had no idea I could get my ink from digitec. I have been paying a higher price at interdiscount or the Migros.
Thank you!
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Old 31.03.2015, 19:32
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Conrad is a good store for such things but their bloody delivery costs are an " abzocker". Media markt is pretty useless for such things.
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Just to drift a bit - what MM do need to do, is to improve their customer service.

I recently popped a 240/12V transformer for a combined TV/DVD player and wanted a replacement.
Seemed to be good all round availability from the the usual online suspects (Amazon/EBay), but as it was non-CH, would require a plug change and delay for shipping, so I thought I'd have a look in the local, BIG, Mediamarkt, and be typical Swiss and pay for convenience.

Being a midweek morning, there were more staff than customers, so, rather than wander around aimlessly, I asked some sales assistant bod, who, having ascertained it was for a TV, directed me to the only staff member on the TV dept. who was already with a customer.
After a token gesture wait of about 30 secs. I then plucked up the courage to interrupt the three staff members stood chatting. This time I didn't say it was for a TV, but was still taken to a differenct section and shown another staff member ..... who was with a customer.

So I told this first bod, that I wasn't going to wait, and he should show me where the universal, non-specific transformers are.

Whether he was pissed off at me, just stupid, didn't know, or actually right, he told me that they don't have any.

I found it hard to believe that that a store of hundreds of square metres of sales space, thousands of products and accessories, doesn't have a single, separate, generic universal transformer - the type that is used for TVs, monitors, LED lighting, to name three.

So here I wait for my near identical (slightly newer replacement model) to come from the UK - for less than 20 sovs (with shipping) ....... would have been even cheaper, if I hadn't ordered the one that comes with a cable and UK plug, which I don't need.
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Old 31.03.2015, 19:34
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Wow. I would like to thank the OP. I had no idea I could get my ink from digitec. I have been paying a higher price at interdiscount or the Migros.
Thank you!
Multipacks (for multiple cartridge printers) are particularly good value.

There are also several online generic suppliers, including refill ink for empty cartridges, which you fill yourself (IIRC).
Unless you're a closet prolific printer, it's probably not worth the effort for a few chufs savings - so Digitec it is ..... although Migros has also a good choice, but at slightly higher prices (but still less than Mediamarkt).
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Old 31.03.2015, 19:42
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Conrad is a good store for such things but their bloody delivery costs are an " abzocker". Media markt is pretty useless for such things.
The problem I found with Conrad (and Microspot), is that when exact search criteria is entered, it either returns no results, or (after modification) pages of similar (and not so) related (and unrelated) products to scroll through ..... which I really couldn't be bothered to do, when what I needed was there in front of me on Amazon and EBay.

Unless, of course, you know different:

- input 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 A
- output 12V, 5A, 60W
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Old 31.03.2015, 19:46
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

IMO mediamarkt's model works like this:-

Bait you in with good prices on relatively big ticket items, and then screw you on the accessories that you need to go with them.

Example: nice digital SLR, almost as cheap as the cheapest online place. Memory cards, cases etc, 2 - 3 times more expensive than typical online stores.

This is how they make their money. Normal person walks into the store, loves he price of some gizmo, grabs it, and then proceeds to buy all the accessories. At the end of it it's likely that mediamarkt have made more profit than if they sold the big ticket item at full retail.
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Was looking for a DC Extension cable the other day.Bought it at Amazon but later saw this store

http://www.elv.ch/delock-kabel-strom...x-stecker.html



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The problem I found with Conrad (and Microspot), is that when exact search criteria is entered, it either returns no results, or (after modification) pages of similar (and not so) related (and unrelated) products to scroll through ..... which I really couldn't be bothered to do, when what I needed was there in front of me on Amazon and EBay.

Unless, of course, you know different:

- input 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 A
- output 12V, 5A, 60W
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Next week's episode: Omtsat learns that prices in Switzerland are often higher than in other countries.
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Just to drift a bit - what MM do need to do, is to improve their customer service.

I recently popped a 240/12V transformer for a combined TV/DVD player and wanted a replacement.
Seemed to be good all round availability from the the usual online suspects (Amazon/EBay), but as it was non-CH, would require a plug change and delay for shipping, so I thought I'd have a look in the local, BIG, Mediamarkt, and be typical Swiss and pay for convenience.

Being a midweek morning, there were more staff than customers, so, rather than wander around aimlessly, I asked some sales assistant bod, who, having ascertained it was for a TV, directed me to the only staff member on the TV dept. who was already with a customer.
After a token gesture wait of about 30 secs. I then plucked up the courage to interrupt the three staff members stood chatting. This time I didn't say it was for a TV, but was still taken to a differenct section and shown another staff member ..... who was with a customer.

So I told this first bod, that I wasn't going to wait, and he should show me where the universal, non-specific transformers are.

Whether he was pissed off at me, just stupid, didn't know, or actually right, he told me that they don't have any.

I found it hard to believe that that a store of hundreds of square metres of sales space, thousands of products and accessories, doesn't have a single, separate, generic universal transformer - the type that is used for TVs, monitors, LED lighting, to name three.

So here I wait for my near identical (slightly newer replacement model) to come from the UK - for less than 20 sovs (with shipping) ....... would have been even cheaper, if I hadn't ordered the one that comes with a cable and UK plug, which I don't need.
You should have come here where I frequently have the opposite problem. Go in there on a quiet weekday morning and there are hordes of eager sales staff flocking to assist you.
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
It is called competition... it is very common in Switzerland, so you always need to shop around!
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Turnover at Dipl Ing Fust has overtaken Media-Markt's http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id3612828.html
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Oh thanks for reminding me. Yes I finally got my sunglasses.
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That's why sensible people shop around.

Prices vary widely from shop to shop and product to product. Media markt may be cheaper for some things and more expensive for others, likewise for Fust, Interdiscount, Digitec etc.

Maybe prescription sunglasses are cheaper in Media markt.
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