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Im not sure if this is the right place for such a post but it didnt seem to fit anywhere, so I apologise if it is the wrong place.

Basically I have a system im looking to buy, already had some help with that from this forum already. However I was looking at the pricing of some parts and compared to the US they seem really expensive.

I obviousely expect them to be more expensive here but it just wasnt even across the board.

For example a 512mb 8800GT

Cheapest here is around £140
Newegg has them at $189 (£93)


4GB OCZ Reaper

Here £70
Newegg $60 (£30)


As you can see thats quite an extreme difference, especially in the RAM, its over 2x as expensive here.


To compare that with something much closer - OCZ StealthXStream 600W

Here £45
Newegg $80 (£40)


Now in my mind thats a much more realistic price difference, its the sort of price difference between most products. It just seems in the case of components such as the GPU and RAM the pricing here is massively increased.


Is there any hope of getting those sort of prices (prices at least better than that)? Are there any American sites that deliver to the UK for example.


I worked it out and it makes my system 40% more expensive buying it here than from Newegg (And thats not even shopping for the best prices in America so it could be even better).
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post #2 of 15
Everything is worth, what the purchaser will pay for it.

Americans are used to paying a fair price for hardware, we're used to getting screwed for everything from food, to cars, to clothes, to electrical goods. We keep paying high prices, so the companies keep charging them.

Some of my family members are supposed to be going to the US this year, so I'm considering asking them to pick some hardware up for me when they're there. As you said, the price difference can really be quite big.

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It's known as VAT @ 17.5%
 
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post #4 of 15
Lol tell me about it....people laughed when I told them each of my Ultras cost US$1000...lol Sad but true.

Having an 'Uber rig' in the UK is like having 2 in the US.
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It's known as VAT @ 17.5%
I assure you im well aware of VAT, I was going off prices not including VAT.

Also that wasnt really my point as VAT applies across the board.


My point was specific products are a lot more expensive. Most are just 5-10% more which makes sense due to most stuff being produced elsewhere, shipping costs etc. But then products such as the ram are more than 2x the price.
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post #6 of 15
Its the economies of each country, in the US there is huge demand for PC parts and the consumers and competition between companies drive down the prices....in the UK most people are getting ASBOs or buying another gold chain to match their shell suit.
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Its the economies of each country, in the US there is huge demand for PC parts and the consumers and competition between companies drive down the prices....in the UK most people are getting ASBOs or buying another gold chain to match their shell suit.

Well yes, as I said I do expect prices to be higher, I was just suprised how much it varied over different parts.

Some are very reasonable when compared to US prices, others in particular RAM and to a lesser extent graphics cards have a huge difference.



I also have to disagree with your last comment
While we do have an unfortunate ammount of such people I would hardly say its enough to have an effect of the economics of computer parts
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I also have to disagree with your last comment
While we do have an unfortunate ammount of such people I would hardly say its enough to have an effect of the economics of computer parts

I realise ,it was a joke
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I realise ,it was a joke

Really?


But yeah I guess im going to have to accept its going to cost a fair bit more then unfortunately, sadly my current rig dies a little more every day so I really do need a new one.
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post #10 of 15
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Just an updated question on this really.

Basically im wondering about shipping over to the UK, I have some friends in NY and Chicago who I could ask to ship it over for me.

But I really have no idea on the prices (or where to start looking for them).

I was planning on just getting a few parts, mainly the ones with the big price difference and that are fairly small. So GPU and RAM ideally and maybe even the CPU.

GPU is a £50 difference ($100)
RAM is £30 ($60)
CPU is £30 ($60)

So it could ammount to up to a £100ish ($200ish) saving minus shipping. But is it worth it and would I have any problems if I need to send stuff back.

If anyone knows the sort of prices or can point me in the right direction of where to look that would be great, thanks.
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