Originally Posted by thestache
With all seriousness how does EVGA expect me to buy one of these? There is one store in the whole of Australia (pccasegear) that stocks EVGA GTX Titans, they only stock one of the five models you have available (the superclocked version), they are overpriced and they also have not been in stock since launch/can not be ordered.
Since I can't buy direct from EVGA.com because you refuse to post to Australia, how am I supposed to get one? I email EVGA for my region and they don't respond.
Acquiring an EVGA GTX Titan here has been close to impossible. I want some but can't get them.
It is very difficult to get one, though to be honest PCCG have the most fair price basically out of all retailers in Australia (for the EVGA SC at least). Some charge pretty badly of prices up to $1500... PCCG can't help their prices unless they sell at a loss to themselves due to their distributors already charging over $1000 for the cards in Australia. Importing is difficult at best since you'll be hit with customs fees and GST if it's a purchase over $1000 (that'd apply to EVGA shipments from the US if they even did ship here, adding on another ~$200 to final price which has to be paid before customs release it).
Your best bet is to grab some second hand cards and import them, making sure to state it's a used item with a customs value below $1000 since I'm sure shipping ends up in the final amount of what customs evaluations, so headroom is needed. Or
if you're lucky, grab a standard EVGA card from Amazon when they're in stock with Amazon themselves and hope the exchange rate is going in your favour, you'll get it for under $1000 and shipping globally from them insanely cheap, $8 or so though obviously not speedy. The reason for the needing exchange rate in your favour of course is due to hitting over $1000 again if it isn't. $999 total and it won't matter but $1000 and over and they'll really crack down hard.
I personally got my two Titans barely used and second hand from the market on this very site. I then had the seller post them to a US based shipping forwarder to get the most reasonably priced shipping, that's additionally very speedy. First card total was $1070 with all costs, $1050 if I were unkind and unhelpful
Second should be arriving between late this week to very early next week.
It seems like these are basically the only two realistic options to do if you're not going to buy local. EVGA warranty policy is a beauty, so no need for second hand warranty worries or international buying worries. The product is covered no matter where it originated, no matter if it's resold from someone etc.Edited by CoD511 - 4/15/13 at 7:01am