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Old 27-02-07, 01:37 AM
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High price on 9550?

I was in a store the other day, and noticed an ATI Radeon 9550 for sale. I expected the price to be around $80, but it was $129 Canada dollars (~110 USD). This seems a bit high for a three year old low-midrange card. No, it did not have TV-out, or any other special things. It was just overpriced. I'm just curious, what is the most overpriced piece of graphics hardware you have ever seen?

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Old 27-02-07, 01:40 AM
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which store was that in? I also live in Canada and have seen some pretty outrageous prices, especially in small computer stores that will overcharge for the parts they put in your computer

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Old 27-02-07, 02:58 AM
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thats the same in the US @ local hardware stores
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Old 27-02-07, 03:32 AM
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friend got a geforce 2 mx400 for like 129 couple months ago i thought that was a total rip off but he needed a card fast.
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Old 27-02-07, 07:15 AM
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It's the same with PCWorld in the UK, but I guess we have to just snub them and order online
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Old 27-02-07, 07:22 AM
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friend got a geforce 2 mx400 for like 129 couple months ago i thought that was a total rip off but he needed a card fast.
You serious? I would have given that kinda card for free! Hell you can get a 6800GT for like 40 bucks on Ebay right now. I was thinking of building a SLI machine for a friend by buying 2 6800ultras for like 50 a piece on Ebay. That would be boss hehe.
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Old 01-03-07, 03:46 AM
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which store was that in? I also live in Canada and have seen some pretty outrageous prices, especially in small computer stores that will overcharge for the parts they put in your computer
It was a large chain store, known as Future Shop. I have generally found better prices at smaller stores for components, as larger chains tend to cater to a larger audience (read: computer illiterate), and thus they can charge more.

I am surprised even more about the $129 MX400, because I gave away a more powerful Radeon 9000 back in December.
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Old 01-03-07, 07:05 AM
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I just gave away a 9800XT the other day to a friend :/ So i know what you mean.
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Old 01-03-07, 08:38 AM
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I saw a 6600GT in PC World the other day for approx £150
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Old 01-03-07, 08:52 AM
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i saw a 6800 ultra a couple of months ago for £210
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