Leaked Price List Shows Dick Smith Might Be Having A Ridiculous Sale [UPDATE]

Three price lists that supposedly belong to Dick Smith have been leaked, suggesting that the Aussie retailer is planning a sale bigger than anything we've seen recently.

The documents were leaked sometime today, and while they have not been confirmed as official Dick Smith price lists, Kotaku was able to match the codes of the products to their Dick Smith listing.

Among the items on sale include PSPs ($40), Xbox 360s ($100), Nintendi DSis (starting from $20), Super Smash Bro. Brawl ($15), Assassin's Creed 2 for 360 ($5), Bulletstorm ($5), Lego Harry Potter ($5), and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 on PSP ($1).

The sale supposedly runs from April 2-11.

The documents can be viewed here: document 1 / document 2 / document 3

The sale has not been confirmed, nor can we be certain that the price lists are real, but given that the product codes match up to Dick Smith's, if someone wanted to fake this then they sure did put in a whole lot of effort.

We have contacted Dick Smith for confirmation and are currently waiting for their response.

[UPDATE: Kotaku friend VOOKS has confirmed through his sources at Dick Smith that the retailer plans to stop selling games, so the sale is an attempt to get rid of unwanted stock.]

[UPDATE 2: A number of readers who work at Dick Smith have said that the sale begins April 12]



    Holy Crap !!!

    The past couple of days have been murder on my wallet and this is going to be nuts :O

    Im seriously thinking about picking up a psp and ds in this sale as well as some keyboard or mouse combinations.............oh and some games

    this is going to kill the bank balance :(

    Microsoft Sidewinder X6 $5
    WoW MMO Gaming Mouse- $20
    WoW Wireless Headset- $5
    Red Dead Redemption PS3- $5
    Batman Arkham City PC- $15
    Witcher 2 PC- $15
    Stealth Gaming Boom Chair- $100


      The only store I have found that has the WoW headset is in Darwin x.x

    was hoping SC2 was there but with no such luck. that game is still so over prices ESPECIALLY the digital version of it here in AUS.


      You missed it for $43 during the Harvey Norman sale ;]

    Turtle Beach xp500 100Bucks........... there a 300 dollar headset no EFFING WAY can this be true!?

      I don't see these. They're actually called Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5's. I own a pair and love them. Apparently the Ear Force X41's are decent and for $50 they're a total bargain.

    Was at my local Dick Smiths tonight and overheard staff talking to each other about a game sale next week. Was wondering what they were talking about. Now i know.

    G15 Keyboard for $20? If you insist.

    I am an employee working at dick smith and I can guarantee, all of you wanting $100 xbox's and microsoft points, all of this stock is discontinued or quit stock meaning there is like, 1 of each item available at like 2 stores in all of victoria. My manager and myself went through the lists today and there was zero stock left pretty much anywhere on these things so while they may seem like an absolute steal, theres stuff all stock left so dont get to excited.

      I can confirm this for region 404 (Most of QLD) A few stores will still have these old stock models set up as displays but may not necessarily be selling the items. Just to confirm we're talking about the ORIGINAL 250GB Xbox 360 Slim (Without the kinect bundle/game bundles) Which most stores would have sold out of by now. Same with the console that comes with RWC. As for the Wow wireless headsets and things they're an absolute steal and i don't know about other staff members but I'm slowly building a cache of items i wish to purchase. As you do..

    The sale might be real, but that list has most definitely been toyed with for effect.

    Some of the items on it dick smith don't even sell, others contradict prices in the same list

    From what i can tell, the list of items on sale are going to be ALOT smaller than what the "leaked list" shows.

    The method i used was to individually search for every item on the leaked list.
    More than half the items didn't return anything when searched.
    Of those that did , only 1/3 were in stock at any store, AND the kicker....

    Less than half of those were marked as "Clearance product, stock is limited"
    And those ones were ALL marked as "no stock in most stores" and low stock in just a few.

    So i am calling shenanigans on the list, the sale might be real, but most of that list is pure BS

      It's definitely an interesting way of creating buzz about what'll probably be a so-so sale. Leak a price list that's frankly unbelievable (XBox for $100?? that's got to be waaaaaay less than cost price), get the word out through the socials and word of mouth at a time when all retailers are bleeding at various rates, and then launch a sale that contains middling to good deals, and they don't even have to worry about copping a slap on the wrist for the bait-and-switch because they've never admitted that that's their price list. To be honest I doubt we'll see much of a difference from HN's prices, if they even get that low. Colour me cynical I guess.

      Having said that, I'll be on their site on the morning of the 2nd, just in case :)

      Having worked at Dicksmith I can say your talking out of your ass. The items that are not listed on the website have been discontinued and removed for visual reasons. If you individually ring up each store I can tell you that you will find stores have said items.

    Nintendo DSi's for $20? Thats awesome, i can replace the one i lost (albeit without my Final Fantasy 3 and Advance Wars)

    It's all a bunch of lies people, nothing to see here, you'll wait on midnight 2nd April to find the site is crashed....this is expected, now go eat your chocolate rabbits, or other items that symbolize new life.
    *camps at DSE website*

    Did the same as oldtimer too, hardly anything listed is available anyway. So I think all they are really doing is fooling people into coming into the store in the hopes they'll buy something else.

      That's a type of fraud. It's called bait-and-switch. You can't advertise a product at a really low price and then convince customers to buy something else.

        That's why they're not advertising it, so they can't get sued

        In fact, they actually said they can't advertise it because they don't have sufficient stock. I think this sort of "leak" is a type of fraudulent advertising that the law isn't ready for.

          By the sounds of it, the Sydney head office wasn't impressed when they saw that the list had been leaked, most probably because if the ACCC alleges that this was a form of advertising, they'd be screwed.

            Yep. It's a bit muddy, but one could argue this is a type of advertising.

    Looks like I'm not going to uni Monday...

    april fools?

    having worked these dicksmith sales in the past, don't be too excited. 2 years ago they had a 67million dollar sale. with "xboxs 360 starting at $50!" in our local area, there was 1 60gb xbox 360, missing cables and red ringing... great deal

    I bought the first Bad Company from DS two months back for $10.50 so this does not suprise me - my local DS has a tonne of Vanquish copies just waiting for a price drop!

    Just seems too much of a coincidence that it is at the start of april... I'll wait until monday morning and see if any of it is true then i'll take $200 and buy a shit load of.. shit !

    When I call the store the numbers will be engaged and when I try load their website it will be down due to heavy load. Going to try get a PSP though.

    I wonder if this sale extends to smartphones? I could do with getting a Windows Mango Phone on the cheap....

    On Dick Smith's Twitter it says April 2nd, as does Facebook. You sure people aren't saying it starts on the 12th so they can snap up the stuff before everyone else can? ;)

    Assassin's Creed II for $15?!
    Fallout 3 for $5?!
    Uncharted 1 & 2 for $10?!
    Take my money.

    I phoned DSE store in adelaide asking about these.
    I was informed there will be all the gaming stuff on sale Friday next week.
    And the pricing is not for general public only staff at DSE.
    And stock on the few things I asked for are 1 or 0

      Just rang DSE Noosa Civic asking about a few items I'll be looking to buy on Monday, and the girl there said they didn't have any of what I was after (Sidewinder X6/G19 and WoW Headset/Turtle Beach PX3). She did say it starts on Monday, so I don't know what's with the huge confusion between shops.

      Couldn't hurt to drop by and see what they got on the way to work later today.

      Next Friday is Good Friday so I would say that's unlikely.

    Ooookay...at the risk of bustin g open my strategy here, is there a reason I can't today:

    Go into a DSE store and whack whatever I want on layby. Get it placed behind the counter.

    Leisurely stroll into DSE on Monday, cancel my laybys and then snap up the games and consoles at the cheaper sale price.

    ...is it legal? If so, that's cool. Will they let me do it? Probably not. Will find out at lunchtime today.

      It is legal. You can do so. However, they reserve keep the $2.50 layby fee. They also reserve the right to refuse layby on certain items, typically those under $50 individually.

      Good idea, but unfortunately, layby was removed from the DS systems around September. Head office found it was costing the business too much money, so no more layby.

        Welp bugger. Looks like I'll have to find another cunning and overly complicated plan to snaffle this amazingness.

      You could also put it on layby, then find the sale is fake. Owned by Dick.

    Truly epic sale, however everything will be snatched up to quickly due to the leak within an hour all that will be left is the UDraws.

    So i just came back from my local Dick Smith store and I so happened to mention this whole thing to the guy there. He told me that they received an email this morning from Head Office stating that if people came in to ask to state that they wont be changing prices till the 12th. I dunno if this is a cover up or something since both DS twitter and FB pages state that the price drops will start on the 2nd. Hmmmmm

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