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    Thanks for posting it here, although it might be helpful to point the MacBytes link directly to the forum (and then you can get rid of the 'registration required' text too) :)

    Getting back on topic, I'm in the market for a new computer. Unfortunately, if Apple's international pricing remains as high as it is now, that new computer will be an Athlon 64 running a dual boot between XP and Linux, plus PearPC if it's usable on a 3500.

    I'm sorry Apple, but an Athlon 3500 with a gig of memory and a Radeon X800 XT is 2/3 the price of a 1.8 GHz G5 with half a gig of memory and a GeForce 5200. :(

    Note: I do not intend to start a Mac vs PC argument. Please try to restrain yourselves :)
     
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    All i could say is you get what you pay for. Once you go mac, you never go back.
     
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    I think Ill have to side with Nermal on this one. being a Mac user and PC owner myself and living in NZ, although I am no longer a student. Mac prices in this country are pretty horrendous compared to the US and compared to roughly equivalent PC prices. Especially conisidering Nermal is looking at Linux as a dual boot option.
     
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    Yeah, I can no longer get a student discount, so I can no longer afford to get a Mac :( (ADC discount is 15%)
     
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    Even NZ$1591.88 (the price of the cheapest eMac, with GST included @ 12.5%) is too much? If it's the (stock) dual 2.5 GHz PowerMac G5 you're after, it's NZ$6496.88 (again, including GST @ 12.5%). That same Mac with extras (2 GB RAM, 30" display, AppleCare, AirPort Extreme Card) is NZ$15834.13. I couldn't go any higher because the New Zealand store doesn't offer quite as many build-to-order options as the other Apple Stores online.
     
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    Same argument, Apple always sells they products (except itms) more expensive than the US. Even with the exchange rate and taxes in place. I mean sheesh what are they smoking, lets be fair and use the EXCHANGE RATE for once in Canada (when are dollar is doing well why are we getting screwed in the process :( ). That is why I believe Apple could do a whole lot better take they US prices (which already have a hugh profit attached to it) and convert it to the currency of the county along with VAT and other various taxes as governed and sell it. I take the US price and add the exchange to canadian dollars and the taxes and I am still getting ripped off up here. :p

    I believe when we here people complain about Apples prices they complain that they do not follow exchange rates. Anyhow this is my view from the North. :) Apple has to remember not all people live in the US have the same work standards and pay. :p

    Open your eyes Apple be fair by using the exchange rate you markt WebObjects as superior (or that is the drift that I obtain via your site), so why not have previous day exchange rate pricing. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd be all for such a pricing change, if Apple's willing to keep their international prices up-to-date on a daily basis. Apple may only be willing to update their prices once a week, but that's still better than what those of us outside the US get right now. (I speak as a US citizen sympathizing with those of you who live in other countries.)
     
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    So much for saying this, it doesn't seem to have helped :rolleyes:
     

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