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Old Apr 18th 2012, 3:02 am   #16
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Depending on where you go, you can get the High Street shop to match the Online price. Infact I got Clive Peeters to price match with a US Online price a couple of years back.
I've tried to find a route to getting the equivalent UK price in Oz, trust me, it isn't happening. Problem is I need to get it here, so I can fill it up and take it with me to the UK....

Ho Hum.

Anyway, just pointing out that there's still a gap, even for many computer bits.
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Old Apr 18th 2012, 3:13 am   #17
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http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/300299...7Cprd:30029997

if you can find me this for $800 I'll be happy. :-)

I was looking at the global Dell alienware sites as they are a direct comparison from the same company. For an m18. Uk £1650, US $2000, aus $4000. ?????

MWave offer a 'build your own spec' service - I can't find that exat machine on their site, but you could try entering the components yourself and see how close you can get to the UK price.

Alternatively, Centrecom are a reasonably trustworthy local outfit. However, I wouldn't touch MLN with a barge pole, no matter how cheap their gear looks...


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http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/300299...7Cprd:30029997

if you can find me this for $800 I'll be happy. :-)

I was looking at the global Dell alienware sites as they are a direct comparison from the same company. For an m18. Uk £1650, US $2000, aus $4000. ?????
well the first website I tried, I found this:

http://www.mln.com.au/product/?itemID=1220

It's got a better graphics card, same processor (99% sure but cant confirm) but just a standard motherboard, for $891.

Given that was the first website I tried - I reckon there are better, cheaper deals out there.
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They PC you linked to is pretty low spec, this is a far better PC for $1000
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...7.html?sort=2a

That's with about 2 mins of searching, so you could probably find a system a bit cheaper.

Alienware are a compete rip-off, look into building your own. It may seem daunting but its pretty easy really.
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go to www.graysonline.com

they offer great deals on pcs & laptops, a lot are reconditioned or ex lease but come with 1 yr warranty.

i just bought an HP dv6 I7, 8gb ram, 1gb ATI radon, 1tb HDD for $550 all in as good as new. you can't get any deals like that in uk.
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I agree. Electronics are one of the few things in Oz that are comparable and there is a distinct distance between online and retail price. Checked out a Nas drive recently ... JBhifi $350. Online in Oz $250 and Online UK £200 + shipping.
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It's got a better graphics card, same processor (99% sure but cant confirm) but just a standard motherboard, for $891.
Actually the 2400 is better than the 2380P I'd say, although there is not much in it. I'd also trust Asus over Gigabyte.

And I'd agree that there are better, more sensible, specs to be created (eg SSD, SATA III, Blu Ray, etc.)
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The lads and their friends buy from here - online pc store in Dingley Melbourne.
Big warehouse.

http://pccasegear.com/

Not sure how it compares

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if you can find me this for $800 I'll be happy. :-)

I was looking at the global Dell alienware sites as they are a direct comparison from the same company. For an m18. Uk £1650, US $2000, aus $4000. ?????
Here you go MSY>>>


Should be one close to you....

Circa $840 bucks for the I5 Add 15 bucks for the extra 4 gigs of ram.

Plus you get speakers a keyboard and mouse.... and a monitor... so upgrade and take off the parts you dont need they will deal..

http://www.msy.com.au/SYSTEMS/INTELAMD-Pro2.pdf


Computers are one thing that are definitely a lot cheaper in Aus.
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Should be one close to you....

Circa $840 bucks for the I5 Add 15 bucks for the extra 4 gigs of ram.

Plus you get speakers a keyboard and mouse.... and a monitor... so upgrade and take off the parts you dont need they will deal..

http://www.msy.com.au/SYSTEMS/INTELAMD-Pro2.pdf


Computers are one thing that are definitely a lot cheaper in Aus.
And a good reliable company to boot.
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Thank you to everyone for pointing me in the right direction. I must have been looking in the wrong places.
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And a good reliable company to boot.
There used to be permanent queues down the street @ the local one in Pascoe Vale circa 10 years back when it first opened. Which was amusing to see in a very small shopping strip.
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