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Old 03-28-10, 10:38 AM   #1
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Old 03-28-10, 11:43 AM   #2
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Just for comparison, what's the minimum wage down there?
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Old 03-28-10, 11:46 AM   #3
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Just for comparison, what's the minimum wage down there?
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Old 03-28-10, 01:40 PM   #4
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Just for ref. when I bought my first car (which was already 16yrs old) back in 1994, I paid AUS$1,500. I think I was earning about AUS$240.00 p/w after tax.
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Old 03-28-10, 01:43 PM   #5
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You guys pay like AUS$100 a game, right? That's still $90 US which is outrageous. And on top of that, you don't even get many games because of your regulations.

I'm sure that there are many incredible reasons to live in Australia, but it has to be tough being a techie.
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Old 03-28-10, 03:56 PM   #6
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jesus..****ing christ...for that price you could buy 2 5870 lol
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Old 03-28-10, 08:04 PM   #7
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one GTX 480 is about a weeks minimum wage, maybe slightly more.
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Old 03-28-10, 08:16 PM   #8
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Um no. The cheapest GTX480 on there is my weeks wage after tax, and I'm not on minimum wage. Of course it depends where you live as to what you earn for your job, but that's not minimum wage no matter where you are.
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New flagship graphics cards are normally about that price on release. I paid $900 for my x800pro, about $800 for my 8800GTX.

It is much more expensive than America. The main reason, it would seem, is that the Australian dollar was historically worth 60-70 US cents for a very long time. In the last few years, the Australian dollar is worth over 90 US cents, but retails have kept their prices the same, taking increased profits.

It's changing a bit now. Companies like MSi, Sparkle, Palit etc will hit the market with significantly lower prices. Once everyone gets there products into the Australian market you will see a big price range for what is essentially the same product. It's not uncommon to see a flagship card by Asus selling for $1000 right next to an MSi product, on the same retailer's price list, seeling for $650.

Minimum wage for an adult, working a 38-40 hour week would be about $450 after tax I think these days.
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the listing for $775.00 at Opalia Computers is BS anyway. If you click through to the web site, it's actually priced at $846.

reminds me of Nintek. and we all know what happened to those dodgey F&*kers.
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yeah those prices look about right.

i believe the absolute minimum wage is around $12 but thats like really really crappy job. or getting really ripped off. even working at macdonalds or grocery checkout you get around $15-20 depending.

here in WA anyway.
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Old 03-28-10, 08:49 PM   #12
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reminds me of Nintek. and we all know what happened to those dodgey F&*kers.
haha i used to work down the road from them. ive bought a case off them once. no problems.

But yes. they are dodgey
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