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    Default HD 4870 sells for €149 in Europe

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    HD 4870 sells for €149 in Europe
    Last edited by Tinman; 09-03-2009 at 01:56 PM.

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    That's not a bad price at all considering I paid 200 Pounds for my GTX260

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    So, where's our local price cut hhmmm???
    What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplassie View Post
    That's not a bad price at all considering I paid 200 Pounds for my GTX260
    Do you have someone abroad that gets the stuff for you?

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    Hmmm, so if you were to by an air ticket to Europe (cheapest is around R6000), then fly over, buy 10 HD 4870s at €149 (R1950.00 at todays exchange rate), sell them each locally for R2550 (R600 profit per card x 10 = R6000) you could effectively pay for the flight

    Would it be illegal to do this without paying customs taxes and stuff?

    /me calls flight center

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendeath View Post
    Hmmm, so if you were to by an air ticket to Europe (cheapest is around R6000), then fly over, buy 10 HD 4870s at €149 (R1950.00 at todays exchange rate), sell them each locally for R2550 (R600 profit per card x 10 = R6000) you could effectively pay for the flight

    Would it be illegal to do this without paying customs taxes and stuff?

    /me calls flight center
    Let me know when you are taking orders...

    EDIT: And by the way, you will not pay import taxes on PC equipment. You will pay 14% vat, so that's like R300 per card.
    Last edited by Tinman; 11-03-2009 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendeath View Post
    Hmmm, so if you were to by an air ticket to Europe (cheapest is around R6000), then fly over, buy 10 HD 4870s at €149 (R1950.00 at todays exchange rate), sell them each locally for R2550 (R600 profit per card x 10 = R6000) you could effectively pay for the flight

    Would it be illegal to do this without paying customs taxes and stuff?

    /me calls flight center
    I kinda think so...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Let me know when you are taking orders...

    EDIT: And by the way, you will not pay import taxes on PC equipment. You will pay 14% vat, so that's like R300 per card.
    I just got back from the UK and customs officials were saying something along the lines of "If you've spent more than 300GBP on yourself, that you're liable to pay duties on it"

    I don't know myself about PC components and stuff, but was looking at getting some cards or other consumables from that side to resell.
    Opted out for ale and beer instead

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    dammit i want 1 ... we always seem to get ripped off here in SA :'(

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    If the price were for some reason to drop some more, I'd have my mate in London buy and send it to me

    R2k for a GPU just gives me the shivers
    /cheap of me I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shake&Bake View Post
    If the price were for some reason to drop some more, I'd have my mate in London buy and send it to me

    R2k for a GPU just gives me the shivers
    /cheap of me I know
    +1 i always buy the cheapest card available as long as it supports the minimum specs to run a game eg. shader model 3 I dont care, even if i have to run it @ 640x480

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