Heya, this is a long story about a potential deal and I wasn't sure where the appropriate place was to load it.
Just something that occurred to me now.
I've been looking at prices for this Bissell carpet cleaner for months and I was checking prices online during Black Friday. One of the places that I knew sells this cleaner was JB Hi-fi and strangely enough, the item disappeared from the website on the exact day.
So I called my local JB and sure enough, not only the brat who answered the phone said if it was removed from the website, it's because it was out of stock; he also refused to physically check on the area where I knew there were 3 machines sitting on display.
I was determined to investigate and got there to find the 3 machines I saw the week before, and on sale for $479. Which is way cheaper than the average $580—$700 everyone else was selling them for.
Even better - when I took it to the counter, it turns out that it was $419.
I paid for it and told them my phone experience, which the manager was notified of and slightly terrified.
Since then, the cleaners have not returned online, but I know they're still in stock in some stores.
Thought I'd throw this here in case someone is waiting for a deal on a brand new machine. This is an awesome one, with stairs and upholstery attachment. And the cleaning is insane. I've removed stains from my children's mattresses (I'll spare you guys from the kind of stains, but they're very old and I honestly didn't believe that it would ever work, but it did with the oxy shampoo that comes with it).