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    Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    AMD's eagerly-awaited Radeon HD 4850 might have slipped out a little early, but now that it's here officially, let's take a look at availability and pricing.
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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    I notice scans prices have gone up from last week, and bar the Gigabyte card are more expensive than the competition by £11-£12 in most cases.

    Even if ofset by the free postage still more expensive whilst last week all vendors where pretty much the same.

    Do we have another 8800GT issue here where stock shortage is allowing the retailers (Scan) to increase profits at the expense of the customers, due to high demand???
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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by nwmark View Post
    I notice scans prices have gone up from last week, and bar the Gigabyte card are more expensive than the competition by £11-£12 in most cases.

    Even if ofset by the free postage still more expensive whilst last week all vendors where pretty much the same.

    Do we have another 8800GT issue here where stock shortage is allowing the retailers (Scan) to increase profits at the expense of the customers, due to high demand???
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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    hes right though.

    ebuyer probably have the best IMO

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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    In the halcyon days of yore, I used to buy from a bunch of etailers. Some had better pricing, others a better turnaround service if things went wrong.

    For a graphics-card purchase, however, I reckon a quicker turnaround is better than being a few £s cheaper.

    eBuyer's been decent enough in my experience, but I'm not sure what it is like now.

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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    To repeat:

    "Pricing is real time and is based upon the latest costs. If a cost increases, then so will it's selling price..."

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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    To repeat:

    "Pricing is real time and is based upon the latest costs. If a cost increases, then so will it's selling price..."
    no one seems to understand that these days , they expect it to be cheapest at scan for some reason and then complain when it isnt. Its most likely the manufactorers that are ripping off the customers, they are using retailers as a shield almost, they increase the price so retailers need to increase it to gett profits acceptable but then they havent changed the RRP set by them and so the customer blames them. Am i right?.
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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    To repeat:

    "Pricing is real time and is based upon the latest costs. If a cost increases, then so will it's selling price..."
    That's all good and well, but if something's £20 cheaper from an equally reputable site, also with free shipping, you're going to go with them. Live pricing's great when things are going down in price, but if it's heading north, you're going to look elsewhere unless you're making a large order and other parts are significantly cheaper.

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    Re: Headlines - AMD Radeon HD 4850: launch-day pricing comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by sybrows View Post
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    Oops sorry didnt realise freedom of speech was not allowed when it involves a sponsor.

    Sorry reading it back it does come over very bitchy and that was not my intention.

    Like David has said their prices are based on realtime data, i presume as each batch of stock comes in the price reflects the stock price. I was just making the observation that the prices have gone up in less than a week where other sites have stayed the same.

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