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Old Jul 17, 2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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Why do these macs cost less than U.S. prices?

http://www.macworldextra.co.uk/showm...alref=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!
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thanks.
I feel a little better.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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Hahaha!!! Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death.

Correction: And 1 = $1.59 USD.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 02:43 PM   #5
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Hahaha!!! Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death.

And 1 = $2.22 USD.

LOL. True. Or try japanese site. Probably will be like 50,000,000 yen for a 233Mhz imac hehe.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:03 PM   #6
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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!
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:04 PM   #7
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Hahaha!!! Don't go to the Hong Kong site. Those prices would probably scare you to death.

And 1 = $2.22 USD.
I thought it took $1.60 to buy 1 Pound Sterling?
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:17 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:18 PM   #9
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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.

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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.
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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).
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Wyrm, It was just a saying. You just have to be a demagogue right?
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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.

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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.
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