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Just thought I'd post this so all you guys can have a laugh. Was browsing my local computer store where i get all my parts from as they are a very good store run by good people, when i came across something funny.

Looks like they got their 590's in stock today, are you ready for it?........$1,249

Absolutely DISGUSTING, not that i wanted to buy one but still, jeez

Perfectly happy with my 580 thanks, b@stards

You guys are so lucky to have the prices you do
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Sorry mate. But look on the bright side, I have some friends in NZ that get raped even worse price wise. You have my sympathy though.
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post #3 of 33
Yeah we seem to get the shaft in the ass with prices, although that's a very expensive price.
The average Ive seen is around $1000 (pccasegear.com), but I can luckily get them for alot cheaper due to my company having a reseller account with a distributor, I could easily sell for $100 cheaper than anywhere else in aus.
post #4 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjpd1983 View Post
Just thought I'd post this so all you guys can have a laugh. Was browsing my local computer store where i get all my parts from as they are a very good store run by good people, when i came across something funny.

Looks like they got their 590's in stock today, are you ready for it?........$1,249

Absolutely DISGUSTING, not that i wanted to buy one but still, jeez

Perfectly happy with my 580 thanks, b@stards

You guys are so lucky to have the prices you do
Isn't Aus dollar worth more than US dollar? At least it was when I checked 3 years ago.

I saw it at my local PC store today for $850. (California)
post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Isn't Aus dollar worth more than US dollar? At least it was when I checked 3 years ago.

I saw it at my local PC store today for $850. (California)
It has fluctuated ALOT since then but right now its sitting at 1AUD = 1.03USD, we get screwed
post #6 of 33
$1 CAD = $1.029USD... has it always been so close?

off topic... sorry lol
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post #7 of 33
what're customs and what not? im sur esome ocn members would be willing to help out!
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post #8 of 33
If anyone is interested that lives outside the US, I can get things off of newegg for you and have they shipped through UPS for an extra 40-50 usd+tax, in alot of cases less if you live closer. I've done it for a buddy of mine who lives in south africa in some case you can declare it as a small gift and save by not having to pay the tax.
    
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post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
what're customs and what not? im sur esome ocn members would be willing to help out!
This is what I was looking into, I would kill to have an EVGA 590 shipped to AUS!!!

EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified from the USA $729.99 =707.00AUD!!

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 from AUS $725.00
post #10 of 33
prices don't seem right...

disregard my previous post... i am sleepy
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/31/11 at 12:21am
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