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AMD PRICE GOUGING, NO WAY!!!

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April 18, 2001 1:29:14 AM

<b><A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/17040110.htm" target="_new">Asian market pays much more for AMD CPUs</A></b>

"Amd cpu...Gone in 2 secs flat, it truly is a fast chip!"

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April 18, 2001 1:32:02 AM

Thats the way the world works. It happens with every product. Don't act so sheltered, there are millions of black markets (Russia's is the best) where you can probably get stolen Athlons for $10 each.

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April 18, 2001 1:32:24 AM

Rapeage ow man monkey men are walking funny now. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

SPUDMUFFIN

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April 18, 2001 1:39:42 AM

Hahahah sucker Asians AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

From now on when someone asks you how fast your computer is, tell them your benchmark scores.
April 18, 2001 1:54:10 AM

$10 Athlons.... *droool*
April 18, 2001 9:33:49 AM

So what, all the world pays at least 2 times more for Intel CPU's than they are really worth :) 

P.S. no flame war wanted
April 18, 2001 9:45:58 AM

Too late now, guy. You don't shoot at someone and then walk away saying "Time out, time out, I was just joking around..." Especially with a comment like that. Quite false.

-Raystonn

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April 18, 2001 10:20:13 AM

I agree, people don't pay more than twice as much as they are worth, but, they do pay more than what they are worth. I saved more than $220 over the span of my last two Athlon computers(motherboard included, RDRAM not included). Since they were bought at a grand total of about $260, that is aproximately a 1.85x savings, not quite the 2x that it isn't.

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April 18, 2001 11:55:30 AM

That's right, they pay far more then that. Although, Intel needs a profit margin, so it doesn't really count.

From now on when someone asks you how fast your computer is, tell them your benchmark scores.
April 18, 2001 12:12:02 PM

Well three weeks back 1.33 Athlons are selling at ~ JPY40000 (OEM) in Tokyo (where you could find them). That's approx. $324 for those of you on Intel that are still loading calc... ;o)

Of course Japan is a different market, but I do buy most of my stuff from the US. I bought a Japanese wireless LAN setup from the US for 2/3 the cost here, even factoring shipping!

Oh and for all those that were wondering - a P4 1.5 goes for $725!!!! This would suggest that INTEL are not adverse to inflating their Japanese (cannot comment for rest of Asia) prices out of proportion to the US.

Let's face it, it's commerce.

Later,

Pete.

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April 18, 2001 4:44:44 PM

Heh... guess you could look at it the other way, then... AMD charges you Half what their Athlons are worth ;) 

--Fltsimbuff
April 18, 2001 6:31:56 PM

<b>guess you could look at it the other way, then... AMD charges you Half what their Athlons are worth</b>
Now I have never thought of that!
April 18, 2001 8:12:07 PM

still not bad when Intel is charging three or four times compared to two.

From now on when someone asks you how fast your computer is, tell them your benchmark scores.
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April 18, 2001 8:15:07 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Who cares if AMD is goughing in Asia, Intel is gouging in the USA! Intel has had and still has a way better margin of profit on each CPU than anyone else.

Aklein

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April 18, 2001 8:17:25 PM

hehe

From now on when someone asks you how fast your computer is, tell them your benchmark scores.
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