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I think I posted something about the big mac index and burgernomics in this thread earlier.

Long story short, China purposely deflates their currency on the international market. You have to double whatever the currency converter gives you in USD, as China is just making their stuff artificially cheap, so people will buy tons.

So if they are selling the mouse for "$15", they're really selling it for $30 in China. That's still cheaper then in the USA, but not quite as insane.
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I've been using my new BlackWidow for a few hours and these MX Blues are ridiculously fun to type on. It's my first mechanical keyboard, so I didn't really know what to expect. It's pretty sweet so far.
    
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Just be glad you didn't have to pay EU prices for the BlackWidow.
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I think I posted something about the big mac index and burgernomics in this thread earlier.

Long story short, China purposely deflates their currency on the international market. You have to double whatever the currency converter gives you in USD, as China is just making their stuff artificially cheap, so people will buy tons.

So if they are selling the mouse for "$15", they're really selling it for $30 in China. That's still cheaper then in the USA, but not quite as insane.
China currency value is increasing but at a very very slow rate.

Selling at $15 is really at $15, but razer should have high chance to sell 3 mouses comparing to selling 1 mouses in usa because china has so many people, then even it is half price of usa, razer would still earn more.
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China currency value is increasing but at a very very slow rate.

Selling at $15 is really at $15, but razer should have high chance to sell 3 mouses comparing to selling 1 mouses in usa because china has so many people, then even it is half price of usa, razer would still earn more.
The whole point is China messes with the currency, so it doesn't convert for what it's really worth. Any government can make their currency cheap if they want, but it means you will have little buying power to buy stuff to import it. Since China wants to export lots, and doesn't want to import much, they give everyone a really good deal on their money.

In order to get a good feel for what it's like to buy an item for a Chinese person, take the conversion to USD and double it. It should still be a lot cheaper, but it won't be like $10 vs $80.
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The big problem is getting to China. Takes a long time digging to get to the other side of the world.

This in Economics Terms is called "Opportunity Cost".
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Not black market alright? Razer has big design team in China and CEO himself is a Chinese alright?
I agree with you that Razer is not worth the money but...

While your statement is linguistically correct, again and again, either you are intentionally misleading people into thinking that the CEO is from China, or you just want to desperately cling to your delusional notion that most Singaporean Chinese want people to think that they are from China.

You are a Chinese, would you like to be called a Singaporean or a Taiwanese even though they may be ethnically Chinese? If you are a Chinese, you should understand 己所不欲,勿施于人 (do not impose upon others what you do not wish for).
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I've heard the deathadder is great, and I have the lachesis and I love it...
Yeah, I've had my razer deathadder for probably almost 3 years and it still works perfectly...
Maybe I got lucky, but it has got thousands of hours and still works like a charm. That being said I'm sure not every product a company turns out can be a success. I've heard lots of bad things about razer, only recently. They had a much, much better rep a few years ago. Possibly bad quality control? Even my friends with newer deathadders have had no problems with them. I really dunno what to say...
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The whole point is China messes with the currency, so it doesn't convert for what it's really worth. Any government can make their currency cheap if they want, but it means you will have little buying power to buy stuff to import it. Since China wants to export lots, and doesn't want to import much, they give everyone a really good deal on their money.

In order to get a good feel for what it's like to buy an item for a Chinese person, take the conversion to USD and double it. It should still be a lot cheaper, but it won't be like $10 vs $80.
CNY would not keep raising forever

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I agree with you that Razer is not worth the money but...

While your statement is linguistically correct, again and again, either you are intentionally misleading people into thinking that the CEO is from China, or you just want to desperately cling to your delusional notion that most Singaporean Chinese want people to think that they are from China.

You are a Chinese, would you like to be called a Singaporean or a Taiwanese even though they may be ethnically Chinese? If you are a Chinese, you should understand 己所不欲,勿施于人 (do not impose upon others what you do not wish for).
You can ask any Taiwanese, they would agree they are Chinese.
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