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UK vs USA prices?

post #1 of 7
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Hi Guys,

Not sure how many guys there are on here from the UK but I'm noticing that a lot of the newer and 'best' monitors aren't as readily available and if they are they have a large mark-up on them (are more expensive) than their US counterparts.

Can anyone explain why this is or a way around it?

Thanks,
Kyle
post #2 of 7
Everything is cheaper in America... Probably due to taxes or something like that.
    
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Cost of living, taxes etc, its all different and prices aren't comparable due to these points.

For example, I earn a comfortable salary. But a comfortable salary in £ is higher than a comfortable salary in $. If I got paid my salary in £, but I lived in the US. I'd be able to live better than I do now. Cost of livings different and what not. Things cost less across the pond, but people get paid less.
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Maybe it's because the manufacturer is US based or the company is US based. Aside from that, shipping costs to UK from manufacturer may cost a lot too.
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Same problem here in Australia. Prices are awful sometimes...
    
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yeah i heard a bunch of bananas in auzzy is like 8 quid... over 12 dollars! :/
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Because we get ****ed over over here. But then again, the average wage is higher so it supposedly evens out. Really annoying when it comes to computers though.
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