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[ZDnet]US dollar to blame for global PC shipment decline: Gartner

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http://www.zdnet.com/article/us-dollar-to-blame-for-global-pc-shipment-decline-gartner/
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For the third quarter of 2015 Gartner says worldwide PC shipments have fallen 7.7 percent to 73.7 million, attributing the purchase lull in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and Latin America to the sharp appreciation of the US dollar.
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lol sorry our economy is doing better, our bad.
Edited by Sin0822 - 10/9/15 at 3:01pm
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So does this mean we might get stuff a lot cheaper this year for the holidays? If I recall correctly, earlier this year, Sennhesier HD600s and HD650s were going very cheap around $210 US dollars for the HD600 and about $235 for the HD650 I think and I think that was mainly due something relevant to this.
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lol sorry our economy is doing well better, our bad.
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It's all artificial anyway. Take AU as an example, absolutely no reason for our dollar to have tanked as it has but to ensure we can export stuff cheaply.. well it helps.
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sigh... US$ guiltysmiley.gif
nothing against you Americans though ...

in my country, pc parts are getting more expensive by each day, 'coz of the ever increasing US$ exchange rate....
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Let´s not mention the free trade agreements either , seriously 18 trillion in debt with a aa+ rating , how do you pull that off.
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Things are so expensive here lately due to dollar rising.
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Nothing much to really say about this, Currancy gets stronger people are unwilling to pay the extra for the same thing for no reason.
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Lenovo took pole position, boasting 20.3 percent of the market share in the third quarter, shipping 14,995 PC units globally

Aren't these the same guys that've been caught, twice, recently having spyware shipped deliberately on their machines ?
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Let´s not mention the free trade agreements either , seriously 18 trillion in debt with a aa+ rating , how do you pull that off.

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US debt is not the same as personal debt. US debt is sold as a point of investment in the form of government bonds. It is also one of the safest forms of investment as the US has never defaulted on any of its bonds when they have come due, and they do not all come due at once.
We also have a better debt to GDP ratio than most developed countries and half that of Japan.
Also 60% of our debts owned by the US. Divided up among various parts of the government, corporate investments into bonds, and private citizens investments into bonds. The rest is distributed among dozens of countries with China owning about 8% of our total debt.

Basically, we've never had a problem paying off our debts when necessary and that's all you need to do to have excellent credit. Hundreds of countries would loan us money in a heart-beat because it's basically a guaranteed return on investment.
Edited by Owari - 10/9/15 at 1:57am
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