Importing Radeon 4870 to Australia.

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  1. inigel macrumors regular

    inigel

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    I hate being in the technological arsehole of the world.:mad:

    I am looking at buying the ATI Radeon 4870 for my 2008 mac pro. Apple Australia sell the card for AU$699 (I am eligible for the education discount, so AU$629.)

    I have seen the price of said card from Apple in the US, is AU$435.

    My question is, does anybody know of a store that will ship the "official" Apple card to Australia and save me about AU$200?

    I am trying to avoid eBay as it is hard to differentiate between "official" cards and flashed cards.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    How soon do you need it? If you don't mind waiting a month, I'm happy to bring one back with me when I go over later this month for work.
     
  3. yomibro macrumors regular

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    The official card has the mini-displayport and one standard DVI, all the ones on eBay that I have seen are dual DVI so they are flashed PC versions.
     
  4. inigel thread starter macrumors regular

    inigel

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    That would be awesome. Unfortunately, my 8800GT just crapped itself about an hour ago while I was playing Fallout 3. Not a happy chap!

    Luckily it is covered under the AppleCare, but now I see this as an opportunity to upgrade.
     
  5. OZMP macrumors 6502

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  6. inigel thread starter macrumors regular

    inigel

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    I'm heading to the Chatswood store on Tuesday or Wednesday. Hope it goes smoothly. They'll replace the 8800GT because that was he BTO card, but I might just go all out and just pay the $699 for the ATI card while I'm there.
     
  7. grue macrumors 65816

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    well if you decide to wait, just let me know and we can work things out. I usually end up bringing back a suitcase full of crap so a video card isn't going to be too much of a burden :D
     

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