North Shore Times : January 20th 2011
22 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 20, 2011 Call Window Answers now For a free measure and quote Tel: 836 6222 20K Te Pai Place, Henderson Blinds Vertical • Holland • Venetian • Wooden • Sunscreen Buy direct from the factory TIMBER SALE UP TO 60% OFF RRP • Australian Design Award • Uniline's Unique 5 Year Warranty Conditions Apply 50% on the retail price Save up to www.windowanswers.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org 3334833AJ • Specials on RTD'S • Great Wine Specials • Genuine Russian Vodka SPECIAL GIFTS Albany Mega Centre Shop 4-7 Mercuri Way, Albany, Auckland (Behind Caltex next to Burgerfuel) Phone: 414-6366 Long Business Hours Thu, Fri, Sat open till 11pm Other days till 9pm 2777007AG TAKE A AT THE BEST DEAL IN BLINDS! Blinds on average are half the price of drapes Ph 489 2428 AMAZING SPECIALS BLINDS UP TO *Conditions Apply 60% OFF WE SELL VERTICAL, VENETIAN, HOLLAND/ SUNSCREEN & TIMBER BLINDS 31 Constellation Drive Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday 9am - 3pm Sunday 10am - 3pm Visa & Mastercard now accepted CLEARANCE PRICES FROM$1 Books, Gifts, Toys, Novelties 3416399AE Advertising Feature save Buy direct& Say Salute to summer! Genuine Russian: Some of the outstanding vodka range at Salute Liquor. Great gifts: Some rare and remarkable presentation bottles make great corporate or anniversary gifts. It may be one of the best kept secrets on the North Shore, but it s a secret that devotees of genuine Russian vodka soon get to hear about. Because Salute Liquor in Albany is THE place to find the world s best vodkas, along with many other hard to find drinks. Salute was taken over four months ago by new owner Denis Tikhonov. Denis wasted no time in changing the layout and increasing stock. Salute is a fully stocked liquor store, complete with a walk-in chiller and good wine, beer, spirit, liqueur, saki and RTD ranges. Being a local store, Denis doesn t try to compete with supermarkets over com- mon wine labels. He prefers to source harder to find boutique wines from New Zealand vineyards like Mt Beau- tiful from the Cheviot Hills, or Locharburn from Central Otago. Then there s the spirit range - and what an amazing range it is. There are literally dozens of genuine Russian vodka labels, from the standard ranges right up to the noble Russian labels prized in their homeland - like Beluga, the best of all!Denis can advise you on the subtle differences in flavour and quality, not just of the vodka but other high quality drinks like Armenian brandy. Many of these come in beautiful presentation bottles, often hand- made. They make mag- nificent corporate or anniversary gifts. There are always some good specials on RTDs in the Albany store, but really, you must come along and see the spirit range. And whether you say salute, salut, salud, saude, skaal, sante or slainte - you ll find some- thing to celebrate at Sal- ute Liquor! Salute is in Shop4-7 Mercari Way, Albany, just above Albany Mega Centre behind the Caltex station. Open seven days Monday-Wednesday 11am-9pm; Thursday- Saturday 11-11; Sunday 11-8. Phone 414-6366. Highly recommended. Is it the real deal? With retailers desperate to win your spending money, you may be seeing some terrific deals out there. But don t you hate it when the deal you were after is not in the store? So what can you expect from a sale? The Fair Trading Act prohibits stores from misleading customers about their products through advertising on TV, radio, fliers, signs in the store, and anything you are told when you are in the store. The store can t advertise a cheap price on a product if they don t have enough of them. So they shouldn t have run out of a product when you arrive early on the first day of a sale. If the store has run out of the advertised product, ask if you can get a rain-check -- this means you can get the same item for the sale price when they get more stock in. You ve probably seen a lot of stores advertis- ing up to 50 percent off . The store should have a reasonable number of items at half price, not just one or two. A sale advertised as 50 percent off everything should mean everything in the store is half price. A store shouldn t use fine print to try to qualify this. The advertised price and quality can t be dif- ferent to what you find in the store. Any other information they tell you about the product has to be true too, including how big it is, what functions the product can do, and where you can use it. If you ve got a flier or catalogue, you can take it to the store with you so you can compare what was advertised with what is available. If you think a trader has breached the Fair Trading Act then talk to them about it first. Point out the difference in quality or price to them, you may be able to get the item for a cheaper price. You can report a breach of the Fair Trading Act to the Commerce Commission which enforces the Fair Trading Act. The Commerce Commission can investigate and prosecute a trader who has breached the Act. Visit www.comcom.govt.nz for more infor- mation. You can also take a case to the Disputes Tribunal if you think a trader has breached the Fair Trading Act. For more information about your consumer rights visit www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
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