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The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum

richietog

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Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 09:42:03 PM
Cyber Monday did eff all for graphics  card prices


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Reply #26 on: December 01, 2018, 10:24:20 PM
The £ is unstable and falling in value.

We're getting closer to WTO prices every day.

... anyone remember IceCentral?
After the 2007 meltdown Ciaran saw hardware prices rocket in Eire.
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Reply #27 on: December 05, 2018, 05:20:22 PM
The pound strength really has  nothing to do with the prices really, it was really good at one point. Yet, the prices did nothing to effect the prices on any goods


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Reply #28 on: December 05, 2018, 05:21:19 PM
On another note, there are rumours of a RTX 2060 coming out shortly


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Reply #29 on: December 05, 2018, 06:04:30 PM
The pound strength really has  nothing to do with the prices really, it was really good at one point. Yet, the prices did nothing to effect the prices on any goods

That's wrong.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/tech_buyers_beware_brexit_prices_heading_north_already/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/16/microsoft-raises-prices-of-some-laptops-by-up-to-400-due-to-brexit

For a couple of years I've seen clients buying the hardware up front, based on estimates, then working out how much they actually need, because waiting six months to a year until all the surveys and actual requirements are complete could cost them £millions.

It depends where the hardware comes from though....in my case, most is from the US.
In the run up to the Brexit Referendum, the GBP was worth 1.71 USD
Today it's worth 1.27 USD

Want to do the maths?
In simple terms it means that £1m worth of hardware, from the likes of Cisco, could now cost £1.44m (an extra £440,00 compared to the cost in 2015).

... p.s. Don't forget to add the VAT (that's an extra £88,000 on top)
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Reply #30 on: December 05, 2018, 06:55:33 PM
Because maybe you are buying direct from the US


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Reply #31 on: December 05, 2018, 07:39:15 PM
Their kit (Cisco...along with many others) is usually made in China, but that's not how it works. 
You can get a cheap deal on a few items in the UK via carousel trading, but that's illegal.

You can easily find this out for yourself.
Call a main supplier of a US product in a country that has favourable exchange rates with the UK and ask them for 1000 units of, let's say Intel CPU's, and listen for the shutters going up.
They won't do it because Intel will stop supplying them if/when they find out they're undercutting the UK suppliers.
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