Thursday, January 02
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Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, January 02 2014 11:09 PM (Izt1u)
WAY cheaper than I'd've thought!
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Friday, January 03 2014 05:09 AM (DnAJl)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, January 03 2014 10:24 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, January 03 2014 10:44 AM (PiXy!)
When I clicked the link, it was AUD 1699. I searched for the same monitor on www.dell.com in a new tab, and the USD price was 1299. (bing's converter, operating at 1.12 ratio, says the equivalent amount in USD would be 1520.)
My understanding is that's not just due to the conversion ratio, but that electronics just cost more in Australia. (I remember hearing in years past that stuff there cost twice as much, after price conversion, as the same thing would cost in the US.)
Posted by: RickC at Saturday, January 04 2014 10:29 AM (swpgw)
The Australian price includes 10% sales tax, which is a national tax here. Typically Australian prices for anything other than commodity computer items also include a 20%-100% "because screw you, that's why" markup; fortunately, Dell haven't done that.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 04 2014 11:48 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 04 2014 11:57 AM (PiXy!)
I now see the $1559 and $1299 prices, aus and us respectively.
The places I'd particularly heard of the massive Austrailian "screw you" markup was on computer games.
Posted by: RickC at Sunday, January 05 2014 03:32 AM (swpgw)
Book publishing is even worse, because of the way the English language market was divided up between US and UK publishers back in the 19th century. It's not that unusual to simply be unable to purchase an ebook from Australia, because, again, screw you. Never mind Amazon constantly teasing me with $0.99 ebooks and $1.99 audio books, except that Australians can't have them, because screw you.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 05 2014 07:16 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Max at Saturday, January 11 2014 03:43 PM (9p6/L)
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