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pcdoctor
Jul 17, 2003, 02:21 PM
http://www.macworldextra.co.uk/showme_deal_detail.lasso?showmedealref=SMC03907

NEW G5s & OS9/OS X BOOT G4s

OS 9 & X(10.2) DUAL BOOT 1.25GHzG4 from 839
DUAL 1.25 G4 from 1035.
SUPER DRIVE option +125

Entry-level G5 1.6GHz from just 1139

G5 1.8GHz at a stunning 1389


If I could get a Dual boot 1.25 G4 for $839, I'd buy it today!

Rezet
Jul 17, 2003, 02:26 PM
Well, that's british currency. It's not $839.
In American that would be somewhere around $1250
British pound I think worth atleast 25-35% more than US Dollar.

pcdoctor
Jul 17, 2003, 02:28 PM
Thanks.
I feel a little better.

Abstract
Jul 17, 2003, 02:41 PM
Hahaha!!! :D Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death. :p

Correction: And 1 = $1.59 USD. ;)

Rezet
Jul 17, 2003, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Abstract
Hahaha!!! :D Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death. :p

And 1 = $2.22 USD. ;)


LOL. True. Or try japanese site. Probably will be like 50,000,000 yen for a 233Mhz imac hehe.

tpjunkie
Jul 17, 2003, 03:03 PM
Too bad italy switched to the Euro, the Lira was trading at about 2500 to the dollar for its last few years...an iBook would set you back over a million!

Freg3000
Jul 17, 2003, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Abstract
Hahaha!!! :D Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death. :p

And 1 = $2.22 USD. ;)

I thought it took $1.60 to buy 1 Pound Sterling?

Rezet
Jul 17, 2003, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Freg3000
I thought it took $1.60 to buy 1 Pound Sterling?

Yep, I thought it was around 1.6 too. But I dunno. Market changes. I'm too lazy to go on my yahoo page and check lol.

Rezet
Jul 17, 2003, 03:18 PM
Yep. Just checked.

Today Pound Sterling trades 1 for 1.596100 USD.

SO, 1.6 is correct.

Which means you 839 Pound Sterling computer would end up costing you around $1342

Cheers.

Abstract
Jul 17, 2003, 03:28 PM
Oops, sorry guys. I went to the http://www.bank-banque-canada.ca/en/exchform.htm website and converted from Canadian to UK pounds. It looked strange to me at first, too.

Wyrm
Jul 17, 2003, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Rezet
LOL. True. Or try japanese site. Probably will be like 50,000,000 yen for a 233Mhz imac hehe.

50 Million yen would buy you a small apartment in Tokyo.... or 5 Mercedes Benz S500 (the universal Japanese value base). :D

Rezet
Jul 17, 2003, 05:39 PM
Wyrm, It was just a saying. You just have to be a demagogue right?

jbomber
Jul 17, 2003, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Abstract
Oops, sorry guys. I went to the http://www.bank-banque-canada.ca/en/exchform.htm website and converted from Canadian to UK pounds. It looked strange to me at first, too.

Yeah, I almost **** a brick when i saw that too. panick began to set in.

BLACK THURSDAY! THE DOLLAR IS TOAST. SELL THE STOCKS AND BURN THE FILES!

Abstract
Jul 17, 2003, 06:05 PM
So did I, but I didn't find it "unbelievable" since the US dollar has been dropping in relation to many other currencies.

The Canadian dollar to British Pound exchange rate was 1 = $2.55 Canadian dollars. Now its at 1 = $2.22 Cdn. I guess what I said was just too unbelievable.