I love Dick.

Dick Smith that is. 

Yesterday I made my weekly trip to JB Hi-Fi. For those non-Australians, let me fill you in: a few years ago we relied on stores like EB and Sanity for games and music. While these are franchises in their own right, they were bricks and mortar compared to what was soon to come. For years we had to live with not only a shitty range of products but expensive prices to boot.
 
Then JB came along and took a giant dump on everything.
 
Dick Smith Electronics on the other hand, much like it's founder, has always been the quiet geeky kid that sits at the back of class and never bothers anybody. Only Dick Smith himself grew up to become a millionaire, starting a number of companies, founding Australian Geographic, circumnavigating the globe solo in a fucking helicopter, being awarded Australian of the year, jumping 15 motorcycles in a bus. Oh, did I mention he started a matchstick company?

So while Dick Smith might be hugely successful, the same can't be said about the electronics store in his namesake. Since JB arrived it Dick has mostly been collecting dust, only occasionally clawing its way out of JB's shadow by pulling customers in with a sale. So after picking up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand at JB for $25, I was stoked to find that the one day I decide to visit Dick there was a sale on. Here's what I got:
 
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP - $20
  • Patapon 2 - $15
  • Resistance: Retribution $20
  • Scribblenauts - $30
  • WarioWare D.I.Y. - $20
 
That's $105 all up. Not bad for 5 games.
 
Thanks, Dick.

26 Comments
26 Comments
Posted by Mrskidders

I don't know why but this really amused me, far more than the simplicity of the dick joke in the title.  Well done sir.

Posted by TooWalrus

Didn't know Dicksmith was an Australian thing, I lived in New Zealand for awhile and figured Dicksmith was their dumb Radio Shack knockoff.

Posted by Bigandtasty

I would be surprised if someone said "I love Dick" and meant penis.

Posted by Sammichman
@TooWalrus said:
" Didn't know Dicksmith was an Australian thing, I lived in New Zealand for awhile and figured Dicksmith was their dumb Radio Shack knockoff. "
Damn Kiwis always stealing our stuff *angry fist shake* but yeah, gotta love the dick. And the cheap sushi OH GOD THE CHEAP DELICIOUS SUSHI.
Posted by buzz_clik

I'd seen that Dick Smith has been having a game sale, and there's one right near my house, but I keep forgetting to check it out. There's also JB and a Game (they've been having a goddamn CRAZY sale recently) right near it, so I really should check it out. Hmmm, maybe on my way home tonight? Thanks for reminding me, EVO!

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Posted by Video_Game_King

A dick smith? Can you point me to one, because I find my penis is insufficient in that it can't penetrate a knight's armor.

Posted by EVO
@Mrskidders said:
" I don't know why but this really amused me, far more than the simplicity of the dick joke in the title.  Well done sir. "
Cheers, dude. I was originally just gonna blog about what games I picked up but it somehow evolved into that. I've been up all night so I'm a bit loopy.
Posted by EVO
@buzz_clik said:
" I'd seen that Dick Smith has been having a game sale, and there's one right near my house, but I keep forgetting to check it out. There's also JB and a Game (they've been having a goddamn CRAZY sale recently) right near it, so I really should check it out. Hmmm, maybe on my way home tonight? Thanks for reminding me, EVO! "
No probs. 
 
Maybe it was the store I went to, but the sale was mostly limited to handhelds.
Posted by Mrskidders

Yeh, it comes across a little bizzare but im drunk after watching the football so I get where you are coming from.

Edited by TooWalrus
@Sammichman said:

" @TooWalrus said:

" Didn't know Dicksmith was an Australian thing, I lived in New Zealand for awhile and figured Dicksmith was their dumb Radio Shack knockoff. "
Damn Kiwis always stealing our stuff *angry fist shake* but yeah, gotta love the dick. And the cheap sushi OH GOD THE CHEAP DELICIOUS SUSHI. "
Yeah, they're New Zealand to Australians is like Canada is to Americans... However, I love both Canada and New Zealand.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@TooWalrus: 
 
But wait, isn't Australia just Britain's Canada? I mean, it's the same, but kinda different.
Posted by iam3green

nice blog, i was expecting a bannable thread of dicks everywhere lol. it is sad that big company franchises make other local stores close down. the local ones are great with sales and items.

Edited by ZanzibarBreeze

Do they still send convicts there? :)
 

Elaine: Jerry saw this guy crash into a car, and he followed him.

Kramer: Good for you! What kind of a sick lowlife would do a thing like that? You know those people, you know they're mentally disturbed. They should be sent to Australia.

Jerry: Australia?

Kramer: Yeah, yeah, that's where England used to send their convicts.

Posted by Red12b
@buzz_clik said:
" I'd seen that Dick Smith has been having a game sale, and there's one right near my house, but I keep forgetting to check it out. There's also JB and a Game (they've been having a goddamn CRAZY sale recently) right near it, so I really should check it out. Hmmm, maybe on my way home tonight? Thanks for reminding me, EVO! "
DSE do really good deals, I use them quite a lot, and they usually do good exclusive deals as well, they just don't advertise by shouting at you like a madman,
Posted by natetodamax

So do I! Wait, what? 
 
$105 for 5 games is a pretty good deal.

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Posted by august

Man I thought this thread was going to be about Richard Nixon.

Posted by habster3

I knew it...

Posted by EVO
@natetodamax said:
" So do I! Wait, what?  $105 for 5 games is a pretty good deal. "
AUD no less. That's roughly 90 USD.
Posted by lilman1101

JB HI FI is better.

Posted by SoothsayerGB

No no no, Australia is in New Zealand.  They are called Kiwi and they love sheep on the Barbie. 

Posted by Empirepaintball

Nice, Patapon 2.
Posted by wavegoodbye

Came for the cock jokes.  Leaving disappointed.

Posted by phlegms

Dick is pretty awesome. Omnomnom. 

Posted by buzz_clik
@lilman1101 said:
" JB HI FI is better. "
That's mostly correct, but not always the rule these days. Game can also have some pretty good bargain bin action, and they just had a mad you-got-it-for-how-much sale (I think it's still in the tail end of it).
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Posted by lilman1101
@buzz_clik said:
" @lilman1101 said:
" JB HI FI is better. "
That's mostly correct, but not always the rule these days. Game can also have some pretty good bargain bin action, and they just had a mad you-got-it-for-how-much sale (I think it's still in the tail end of it). "
yeah, i see what you mean.
Posted by Somadude

Dicksmith is a car dealership here in South Carolina... weird.