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    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    The Uk gets robbed again. how fitting

    Must be great to be an american!
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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Apart from the whole being an American thing.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    How missleading?

    If you are going to quote US prices excluding taxes and delivery, at least do the same with the UK pricing.

    $599 vs £369.98
    (£301.936) vs ($734.99)

    (using the XFX from Scan)

    Yes they ae still more expensive in the UK, but not to the same extent you indicate.
    Last edited by Funkstar; 19-03-2008 at 05:06 PM.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Funkstar,

    Consumers are obliged to pay VAT on products in the UK, as you know.

    However, a number of states within the US have no sales tax - Delaware, for example.

    It's still valid to compare £420 vs. £301.

    I'm adamant that no-one guarantees free next-day shipping in the UK. Newegg charges $6.98 (£3.50) for three-day shipping.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    OK, I messed up getting my point across in that post. sorry

    Taking the sales tax out of it removed that variable, better showing the cost differences of the components themselves. And for products manufacturer in the far east you have different import duties both here and the US.

    It just annoys me when companies get slammed for their products being more expensive here than in the US, when a large proportion of that is local taxes, not the manufacturer making excessive profits. (There are numerous threads on this over on the SlimDevices forum, and it gets a little tiring).

    Probably haven't explained myself very well in this either

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Funkstar,

    I understand the point you're making.

    I'm not castigating the likes of Scan and Dabs for making excessive profits. Rather, I'm lamenting the buy-in prices for UK e-tailers, which is clearly higher than for the likes of Newegg.

    Still, it's the consumer that ultimately pays for it.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    It's not the retailers, although their markup will be higher, so will the markup of any distributer they buy from.

    It's just that at every point in the chain, the margins have to be higher for because of the increase in cost of doing business in Europe than the US.

    Now, if you dig out figures for France and Germany (as an example) they are notably lower, then we can start the rounds of "rip off britain"

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    where still getting ripped off as usual not just in gpu's but in otehr things like PETROL.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    where still getting ripped off as usual not just in gpu's but in otehr things like PETROL.
    And what are you going to do about it? NOTHING!

    I dont mean to pick on you personnally j.o.s.h but everyone says the same thing yet does nothing about it which is why the government gets away with it!

    If everyone was to turn around tomorrow and say " you know what things are just a bit too expensive for my liking", "Lets take control of government and make the changes we all want".

    If everyone done that then this current government would be no more and maybe we would get somewhere instead of starting stupid wars with people that are no threat to us.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    where still getting ripped off as usual not just in gpu's but in otehr things like PETROL.
    pre-tax the UK is actually pretty cheap for petrol - it's the taxes that make it expensive (~65% of pump price is tax).

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    vs
    Newegg.com - Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (Perpendicular Recording) ST9160821A 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM

    Cheaper in the UK including VAT

    Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    vs
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    About the same including VAT

    These are not isolated eamples. I spend a great deal of time looking through NewEgg last summer when I was in the US. I was ordering a laptop (which was significantly cheaper) and decided against getting any other hardware as the items I was looking at were the same if not lower in the UK. Decided it wasn't worth it becasue of the hastle facter if anything went wrong with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Funkstar,
    I'm adamant that no-one guarantees free next-day shipping in the UK. Newegg charges $6.98 (£3.50) for three-day shipping.
    Novatech guarantee free next working day delivery on orders over £50. i used them twice and on both occasions, they kept their promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    And what are you going to do about it? NOTHING!

    I dont mean to pick on you personnally j.o.s.h but everyone says the same thing yet does nothing about it which is why the government gets away with it!

    If everyone was to turn around tomorrow and say " you know what things are just a bit too expensive for my liking", "Lets take control of government and make the changes we all want".

    If everyone done that then this current government would be no more and maybe we would get somewhere instead of starting stupid wars with people that are no threat to us.

    Until then its just words in an empty canyon.
    what can i do? i dont run the government..

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pricing comparison on the day after launch

    Quote Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
    Novatech guarantee free next working day delivery on orders over £50. i used them twice and on both occasions, they kept their promise.
    I've just tried putting through a dummy order for an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU.

    The next working day service, which, ordering now, is actually for Friday, comes to £2.93. Not much, granted, but not free.

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