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Old January 24 2012, 08:12 PM   #1966
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Old January 24 2012, 08:43 PM   #1967
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Old January 25 2012, 12:01 AM   #1968
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Picked up a copy of "The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes" for fifty-cents out of the sell off bin at the local library. Great condition too.
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Old January 25 2012, 12:32 AM   #1969
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Henryk Gorecki, String Quartets Nos 1 and 2, performed by the Kronos Quartet.
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Old January 25 2012, 01:03 AM   #1970
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Because I got my pension today I went to buy the items that were in my basket as Amazon UK. However I discovered that the free postage to Australia for orders over 25 pounds that Amazon UK had been offering finished on the 19th of this month. I still decided to buy the DVDs that were in my basket but the book (The Steampunk Bible) I decided to buy from Book Depository US as they still have free delivery.

If I had bought the items from an Australian store (even an online one) they would have cost a lot more.
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Old January 25 2012, 01:43 AM   #1971
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Old January 25 2012, 02:41 AM   #1972
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Old January 25 2012, 05:16 AM   #1973
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Because I got my pension today I went to buy the items that were in my basket as Amazon UK. However I discovered that the free postage to Australia for orders over 25 pounds that Amazon UK had been offering finished on the 19th of this month. I still decided to buy the DVDs that were in my basket but the book (The Steampunk Bible) I decided to buy from Book Depository US as they still have free delivery.

If I had bought the items from an Australian store (even an online one) they would have cost a lot more.
Yep, its not even close, the Aussie consumer, and bookbuyers in particular, get a very raw deal.

Just got back from the USA where I purchased a new Vaio laptop, Sony Tablet, and some PS3 games. All were HALF the Aussie price!

Don't get me started on the Aussie prices of books, shoes and clothes!
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Old January 25 2012, 05:44 AM   #1974
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Dandelion and Burdock soda.
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Old January 25 2012, 06:43 AM   #1975
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Hubby bought a blu-ray player from Amazon; he's downstairs getting it set up right now. I don't know WHY he thought we needed a blu-ray player, but *shrug* whatever. He got a really good deal on it, so at least it wasn't that expensive.
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Old January 25 2012, 07:03 AM   #1976
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Hubby bought a blu-ray player from Amazon; he's downstairs getting it set up right now. I don't know WHY he thought we needed a blu-ray player, but *shrug* whatever. He got a really good deal on it, so at least it wasn't that expensive.
Is it the kind that you can stream Netflix on? I get more use out of my player for that than watching blu rays. I actually only own 1 movie on blu ray.
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Old January 25 2012, 09:06 AM   #1977
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Hot damn. Is that one of the Anovos ones?
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Old January 25 2012, 10:54 AM   #1978
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Dr Who planet of the spiders, Not the nice o'clock news and Alas Smith and Jones.
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Old January 25 2012, 01:36 PM   #1979
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Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
Because I got my pension today I went to buy the items that were in my basket as Amazon UK. However I discovered that the free postage to Australia for orders over 25 pounds that Amazon UK had been offering finished on the 19th of this month. I still decided to buy the DVDs that were in my basket but the book (The Steampunk Bible) I decided to buy from Book Depository US as they still have free delivery.

If I had bought the items from an Australian store (even an online one) they would have cost a lot more.
Yep, its not even close, the Aussie consumer, and bookbuyers in particular, get a very raw deal.

Just got back from the USA where I purchased a new Vaio laptop, Sony Tablet, and some PS3 games. All were HALF the Aussie price!

Don't get me started on the Aussie prices of books, shoes and clothes!
Ah, but you're also a lot closer to all the discounted Chinese knockoffs, so it's sort of quid pro quo....

On a more serious note, I do actually wonder how this situation will vary as South East Asia continues to grow economically. One would intuit that as the local economy burgeons, transactional and logistical costs should fall, making things (relatively) more affordable for Australians too. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
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Old January 25 2012, 01:51 PM   #1980
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2 of those puppies lol

been thinking of upgrading my sli system for a while now, and caught these at a really good price

Core Clock: 900 MHz
Memory Clock: 4008 MHz Effective
Shader Clock: 1800 MHz
CUDA Cores: 192
Bus Type: PCI-E 2.0
Memory Detail: 2048MB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width: 192 Bit
Memory Speed: 0.5 ns
Memory Bandwidth: 96.19 GB/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 28.8 GT/s

Can't wait to get them stuck in when they arrive

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