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.
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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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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.
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