Australian Dollar craps out = MacPro price skyrockets

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by offshoresa65s, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. offshoresa65s macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2008

    Ozzie Dollar screws Australian Mac users. Roughly Ozzie Dollar @ present $US 0.064 - 0.70

    I just went to the ozzie web site and ran the prices for $AU (Ozzie Dollar) prices for the new MacPro's: sequentially it goes like this

    $4500 4 core quad 2.6
    $5900 8 core 2 x 2.2
    $8500 8 core 2 x 2.6
    10600 8 core 2 x 2.9

    I really admire the speeds of these new Macpros.

    But I have to tell you I sure appreciate it when I bought every thing last year at around this time and the ozzie $AU was around 0.98 cents.

    These new Mac's are damm fine machines , but I bought my 8 x 2.8 Mac for around & Au $4500.

    It's a no-brainer, at these exchange rates, new MacPros are only for the Hard Core.



    Either the $US dollar turns to ***** without USA government bailouts or we'll be DAMMED! ie the more the $US Dollar craps out the better we will be.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    We have several threads detailing the nonsensical prices of the 3500/Gainestown Mac Pro already. Welcome to three weeks ago.
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Yep, a bad exchange rate makes it even worse. Do you have a VAT or any other taxes there ?
  4. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    Sorry, but the Octo core 2.8ghz machine in the US has always been $2799 I believe. That means, if you paid Au $4500, your dollar wasn't worth US $.98
  5. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    Its called GST "Goods & Services Tax" (instead of VAT) @ 10%
  6. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    I hear you mate. And the violins too :D *****ing everything with the Apple logo over here in ockerland is X$pensive

    Yeh, thats why paying $3,200 for mine has me grin'in from ear to ear :D:D
  7. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Australia has fairly substantial customs duties, plus the 10% GST mentioned separately which is automatically added into the purchase price, unlike US sales taxes. I was in Oz for 6 weeks last Spring, and their dollar was trading very close to 1 to 1 with the US dollar.

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