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Old 10-03-17, 10:56 PM
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I think sometimes you have to look at other factors for pricing issues. Product life-cycle, economic strength and political climate, to name a few. The fact is they've always been horribly expensive, it's not a new thing. With my own personal experience the Nvidia cards are only as expensive now as they were 16 years ago, maybe a fraction more so but after 16 years inflation that's not surprising.

When I bought my first high level graphics card, a GeForce 3 in 2001, they were fairly new out and cost about AU$1000. When I purchased the GTX 680's they were at the end of their product life-cycle just before the 700 series came out and they cost about AU$600 each on clearance. I look at the GTX 1080 price and before the 1080ti announcement they were around the AU$900-1000 mark (air cooled), now they vary between AU$750-$1000 for the various air cooled models.

In the 16 years since I purchased the GeForce 3 for about AU$1000 the price of the top new Nvidia cards still seems to be not far off that figure, around the AU$1000-$1100 when they're new out. So I think you can't always point the finger at Nvidia and totally blame them for pricing.

Yes, Nvidia have some say in determining price points for local markets but they don't have control over all the factors that go into determining that price point.

For reference AU$1000 is equivalent to £619 (approx). Just to give an idea on how markets can change, on 29 June 2001, £619 would've exchanged to about AU$1541. Exchange rates from the Reserve Bank of Australia.

So while you may not like it, I think there's more to it than just Nvidia charging too many £'s for the cards than compared to previous years.
Out of interest, what is your minimum wage out there in Aus? I know that $2 Aus = £1 or so.

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Old 10-03-17, 11:27 PM
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Out of interest, what is your minimum wage out there in Aus? I know that $2 Aus = £1 or so.
Today £1 = $1.62 Aus, rounded.

Minimum wage before tax is $672.70 (£416.20) for a 38 hour week.
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Old 10-03-17, 11:30 PM
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Today £1 = $1.62 Aus, rounded.

Minimum wage before tax is $672.70 (£416.20) for a 38 hour week.
Wow, that's high.

My step daughter is about to go to Aus as it goes. I told her to stay out there. My wife went nuts, but at the end of the day if she can have a better life out there....
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Old 10-03-17, 11:38 PM
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Wow, that's high.

My step daughter is about to go to Aus as it goes. I told her to stay out there. My wife went nuts, but at the end of the day if she can have a better life out there....
It's all kind of relative. Generally if the minimum wage is higher then generally you'll find the cost of living (food prices, rent, etc) to be higher as well.

For example I bought a loaf of bread from the bakery this morning and it cost me $4.30 (£2.66). To be fair I could get mass produced bread from the supermarket for about $2.50-$3.00 (£1.55-1.85) but I'd rather help out the local bakery and also it's just much better. I don't know how these prices would compare to UK?

It's way off topic though haha and probably not as interesting to other people as I may currently find it
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Old 11-03-17, 12:41 AM
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Food in the USA is stupid expensive. It was one of the reasons I left and came back to the UK. I remember paying $5 for some orange juice. In 2007.

I guess we are super lucky here in the UK because food is generally quite cheap. The bread my lady and I eat, for example, costs £1.55 but it's like super posh bread with all sorts of seeds etc.

Crazy though, you said £1.55-£1.85...

https://groceries.asda.com/product/s...-bread/1233409

Sadly of all of our local shops we do not have a bakery. We do have a Polish shop that brings in fresh bread and it's cheaper, hilariously. Problem is it goes stale very quickly and I try not to eat too much bread.

Any way yeah, apologies all, back on topic we go
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Old 11-03-17, 03:15 AM
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I want a GTX1080Ti bad.

But my biggest issue is the pricing from the AIB companies now the Founders is the same no matter what brand then if this is the case they all should be the same damn price but NOOOO ASUS has to charge more for theirs but i also blame the shops here for the stupid mark up in pricing.

And here it's a $600 mark up over the USD pricing.
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Old 11-03-17, 03:44 AM
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ATM they are 1129 for the founders rather than the 1200 they were going to be
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Old 11-03-17, 03:46 AM
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ATM they are 1129 for the founders rather than the 1200 they were going to be
That's at PCCaseGear but if you look at Scorptec & PLE their is difference in pricing.

https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...s-Cards/NVIDIA
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Old 11-03-17, 06:03 AM
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No PLE is the same price also you don't get charged the 2% markup at PLE either
https://www.ple.com.au/Products/6273...on-11GB-GDDR5X as an example
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Old 11-03-17, 08:24 AM
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That's not even normal price did you even read it correctly.

"On Promotion - Normal Price $1199.00 - Save $70.00"

Well they must have changed it after i looked at it cause i know for a fact the prices were different.

Even still their is prices differences anyway.
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