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    So you have sub to consumer or what ? Misleading?. You think everyone would have problem assembling it, its just your experience for you. You seem to have an axe to grind here. I dont have a prob if consumer is not for you ,but why trash it.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    So you have sub to consumer or what ?
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    Misleading?
    Yes - very!
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    You think everyone would have problem assembling it,
    Yes 99 out 100 people
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    its just your experience for you.
    Good luck finding the 1 in 100
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    You seem to have an axe to grind here.
    Not particularly - I just dont rate them. And I think there are better sources of consumer information.
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    I dont have a prob if consumer is not for you ,but why trash it.?
    Because they provide incorrect and misleading information - and you pay for this. ( I have a thing about paying for poor advice - don't get me started on share brokers or banks)

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    Disagree.Its your experience only thats fine, yet you find a way to get into consumer for free then trash it. You're unhappy that im happy paying for the consumer reviews, service and consumer rights help. Get a life

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    Consumer says "trampoline is OK to assemble

    Real life users say:
    https://www.amazon.com/Springfree-Trampoline-Square-Basketball-Ladder/product-reviews/B004PIFOMW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_2?ie=UTF8&reviewerType= all_reviews&pageNumber=2

    I'm not unhappy with you paying for consumer reviews or anyone else does. My experience is that they are not reliable and good luck using them for a TV review. (do they mention calibration?)

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    Any way, back on topic. Bought a veon from the Warehouse not so long ago. Approx $350 (on special) for a 49 inch HD telly. Had terrestrial Freeview for HD broadcast , 3 hdmi ports (one for the Chromecast , one for PVR and one spare - great!) 8ms response time - so not bad for gaming. Had an Optical output so could hook up to Amp if wanted. And A USB input if you have anything on a stick. It was light so tucked it under my arm to get out of store. And easy to set up. Could calibrate as it had Contract, Brightness, Color, Tint , Temperature and sharpness adjustments. Comes with a free Consumer Guarantee Act warranty. For $350 I'd recommend.

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    It absolutely astounds me that a 49" TV can be manufactured, shipped, retailed and provided with 3 year warranty for $350. Must be some tiny margins through that chain. Incredible bordering on unbelievable really. (Not doubting what you paid. Just wondering how the heck it is even possible)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist View Post
    It absolutely astounds me that a 49" TV can be manufactured, shipped, retailed and provided with 3 year warranty for $350. Must be some tiny margins through that chain. Incredible bordering on unbelievable really. (Not doubting what you paid. Just wondering how the heck it is even possible)
    It was on a Weekend Special. But even today you can walk in with $300 and leave with a 40 incher. I have no idea how they do it. And I reckon I can put a calibrated Veon against a $1,399 49 inch Panasonic and you wont tell the difference.

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    I can't see the point of consumer, when there are literally 100s of user reviews out there all over the interweb.

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    Thats why you dont have a sub ehh, makes sense for you. For one thing i love the time it saves.Im not int these days in doing heaps of research comparing etc etc, what a waste of time and energy. Getting the vacuum cleaner was quick and incredible value.I did check with a mate first who had already bought one. And my next TV, i will go to consumer first. Int that what others above are saying about TV's LGs and the Sony are high up on Consumers list. Accuracy plus. For my next camera i would prob check a specialist camera review site as im after a specialised camera.

    For another thing consumer has so many reviews on so many different products and so much great resource material and advice its brilliant one stop shop. Its a great tool to have in the box for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Oh look. For free I can see Consumer recommend LG as "top Brand". You get the mag - tell me. Do they mention calibration? If they dont then I rate their TV reviews as useless.
    I rate LG as brilliant having had the use of their 4k $1500 model.My son bought one three weeks ago-discounted to $1000.
    Really liked the red dot feature on the remote control-just point at the screen,move the red dot and enter and you have youtube/netflix ,freeview and many others .
    Great picture,sound ok for me but add what you want.
    Will get one myself when I can get a similar discount

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    My consumer watchdog in action
    Ban all tanning beds - Consumer NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
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    Ban all tanning beds - Consumer NZ
    If you need to buy consumer to sell you widely available information, then by all means buy it. If however you value your money - there is no need to bother.

    https://www.health.govt.nz/your-heal...health/sunbeds

    or follow any of these sites.
    https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=....0.WQB-b5lj9Tg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
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    Ban all tanning beds - Consumer NZ
    This is seriously old news. I suspect some people spend too long pouring over the detail in Consumer Magazine to see the current news in the real world. Next they will be telling us drinking soft drink / soda could be harmful to health.

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    Yep softdrink is the biggest killer, all that sugar creating inflammatory probs in our arteries and bodies not to forget the fatness, and the diabetes.Ask any heart surgeon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Yep softdrink is the biggest killer, all that sugar creating inflammatory probs in our arteries and bodies not to forget the fatness, and the diabetes.Ask any heart surgeon .
    Wouldnt you sooner wait to hear about it from Consumer

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