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Old March 30, 2011, 11:50 PM
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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

Perfectly happy with my 580 thanks, b@stards

You guys are so lucky to have the prices you do
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Old March 31, 2011, 12:32 AM
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That is ridiculously priced. It shouldn't cost that much even if it goes through different currency. To price it at nearly 1.5X the price I'd rather take the trouble to purchase it online from Newegg.
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Old March 31, 2011, 01:11 AM
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Are you sure it's not a quad SLI box from EVGA?
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Old March 31, 2011, 01:35 AM
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Heh, here Gigabyte/Gainward are CAD 967. I have no idea who wants to buy a fireworks with that ridiculous amount of money
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Old March 31, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Sheesh, that's gotta hurt. C$800 for an EVGA GTX 590 here, though it's US$730 (C$708) if I drive 30 minutes south (actually, about 15 of that drive is going east).
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Old March 31, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Aussie is always more expensive.... That's normal I guess.
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Old March 31, 2011, 09:56 AM
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That's brutal! I feel quite bad for you guys.
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Old March 31, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Why is it so expensive?
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Old March 31, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Why is it so expensive?
I am also wondering...

Australia is closer to China than Canada by a large margin... and I assume China is where all of these nice shiny cards are made... in tiny little sweat shops run by 8 year olds.
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Old March 31, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Are you sure it's not a quad SLI box from EVGA?
Yeah 100% sure it's just the single card

Link is here if you wanna check out our awesome prices here in OZ

PLE Computers Pty Ltd

I even paid too much for my 580 i think it was over 700 easy at the time, guess our prices just suck a little bit
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