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NZ TV Sales Up After Quake

Harvey Norman and Appliance Plus retailers in New Zealand are reporting high demand for new TVs in the aftermath of the country’s recent earthquakes.

One store owner told Stuff.co about four times as many TVs as usual had been sold, with most affected by the earthquake opting to buy a new TV than get their existing one repaired.

Retail chain proprietors told Stuff that their ability to supply this demand has been partially interrupted by shipping delays but is “back somewhat to normal now.”

A similar boom has affected repair services like Marlborough TV Services.

Office manager Ari Guinea said the shop usually dealt with less than twenty customers  a week, but that number has risen to over 60 since the earthquakes hit.

It’s an unexpected silver lining for retailers ahead of the Christmas season, and a trend they’ll hope sustains itself through the holiday period.

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