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I got an Asus, it cost me £875 (around $1300) which is £50 cheaper than most of the online retailers here + the shop owner threw in some Never Settle Reloaded keys (Tomb Raider + BioShock Infinite)

Ask anyone in the UK, normal practice is swap the $ for a £ and call it a day, completely ignoring the $1.5=£1 exchange rate mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

I got an Asus, it cost me £875 (around $1300) which is £50 cheaper than most of the online retailers here + the shop owner threw in some Never Settle Reloaded keys (Tomb Raider + BioShock Infinite)

Ask anyone in the UK, normal practice is swap the $ for a £ and call it a day, completely ignoring the $1.5=£1 exchange rate mad.gif
Lucky you! I never even got the keys that I;m supposed to get with the nvidia bundle. TR + BI for free is a total win!
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Look what $1000 got you rolleyes.gif

I did look at what $1000 got me and it was exactly what I expected.

80% of dual gpu performance without needing dual gpu.
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I did look at what $1000 got me and it was exactly what I expected.

80% of dual gpu performance without needing dual gpu.

Or get a HD 7970, 80% of Titan performance for 40% the price.
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post #115 of 178
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There's 20% VAT in the UK to start with + our prices are generally higher anyway, it blows lol

I need to go visit family I have on the east coast, $1000 is a bargain for me, about £660 smile.gif

680s retail for around £400-£450 ($650) and 7970s are around £350 ($530)

Yeah, it is $1,000 in the US but that is before sales tax. Sales tax is obviously nowhere near 20% like it is in the UK but most states range between 7.75% and 15%. Add that to the price at checkout. I always hate that in the US you get something advertised for like $19.99 only to walk out of the store having paid ~$21.75 or something. When I was a kid it sucked when you had $1 to buy a candy and a soda from the liquor store and when the cashier would ring up the final price with the tax you ended up having to give something back and looking sad.
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I did look at what $1000 got me and it was exactly what I expected.

80% of dual gpu performance without needing dual gpu.

Good for you sir smile.gif

Hopefully the 7990 cost <$1000. Then I will show you what i got for the same price.
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I can get a system for 1000 dollar that can do much more than a GPU rolleyes.gif
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I got an Asus, it cost me £875 (around $1300) which is £50 cheaper than most of the online retailers here + the shop owner threw in some Never Settle Reloaded keys (Tomb Raider + BioShock Infinite)

Ask anyone in the UK, normal practice is swap the $ for a £ and call it a day, completely ignoring the $1.5=£1 exchange rate mad.gif

That is not entirely true. There is usually a ~20% discount. Meaning, that when comparing a $1,500 US price to a UK price you will see it costs about £1,200. That represents an exchange rate of about $1.25=£1. So, we still get charged an extra ~13% in the UK based on list prices, however the UK price is already inclusive of sales tax and the US price is not.

Obviously, if you buy from www.overclockers.co.uk ("overchargers uk") then you might pay closer to a simple $1=£1 swap. But buy from places like Ebuyer and shop around one some other websites and usually you can find a decent price.
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It's unfortunate that a related thread was closed for some people unjustifiably jumping on a mod. BrettJv did not take a side; only if these people had taken the time to understand what he really said, they would not be so hasty with their post.
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