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Nvidia Reverses Aussie Founders Edition Decision

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

Summary

Over the last week or so, it had come out that Nvidia would not be supplying Australian distributors with Founders Editions - and wouldn't be selling them directly themselves. 
However, as of today, they've announced that they will be selling Founders Editions through Mwave, one of the more popular Aussie online stores, exclusively. This comes after considerable whinging from Australian consumers looking to purchase 30 series cards in Nvidia's fancy new style.

 

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 “After listening to the feedback from our loyal fans, we are excited to announce that we have been able to secure GeForce RTX 3080 (MSRP $1,139.00) and GeForce RTX 3090 (MSRP $2,429.00) Founders Edition Cards to be made available to our Australian and New Zealand customers."

 

My thoughts

This is great news for those of us Aussies who are liable to throw waterblocks on our cards, given the supposed binning practices and price tags attached to the Founders Editions vs AIB SKUs. 
On a personal note, I'm rather enamored with the design of the Founders 3080 and 3090 and will likely stick with it stock until I feel like I can comfortably risk installing a waterblock.

 

Sources

https://press-start.com.au/news/pcmac/2020/09/12/australia-is-getting-the-nvidia-rtx-3080-founders-edition-gpu-after-all/


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3 minutes ago, Serin said:

we are excited to announce that we have been able to secure GeForce RTX 3080 (MSRP $1,139.00) and GeForce RTX 3090 (MSRP $2,429.00) Founders Edition Cards

 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

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3 minutes ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Probably taxes and shipping.

 

Most GPUs in Australia and NZ are more expensive than American pricing.

 

Edit: Oh wait. Also probably includes import tariffs.


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Nothing like an exclusive contract to drive prices up.

 Usually we pay $400 more to buy cards here it will probably be higher now.

 


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8 minutes ago, Spotty said:
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Still a smaller markup than some countries in Europe :D 


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9 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

welcome to any other country than the US

things costs more where im at

 

we dont even get founder edition card here, ever


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Is it bad that I'm glad they're not up around 3k? That's what I was fully expecting to have to pay.


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18 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

welcome to any other country than the US

things costs more where im at

 

we dont even get founder edition card here, ever

20 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Still a smaller markup than some countries in Europe :D 

 

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1 hour ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Add GST so its only a 10% markup (probs shipping though tbh)

 

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The $699 is mostly ~800€ from the early prices set with most sellers in EU. So, it's gonna cost me about the same as GTX 1080Ti has back in its day, 3 years ago. 1139 AUD for RTX 3080 is 700€. That's cheaper, especially if it's FE. Those were stupid expensive over here.

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1 hour ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Probably becasue they'd have the fly the plane upside down to reach there.

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jokes aside, if you think that's bad, you should check the prices of Graphics card in India as Indian Govt considers them luxury items and adds 20% tax Customs

This was 4 years ago
 

Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS have listed their price 57% to 87% higher than the price announced at the Nvidia launch event.

 

  • Zotac asking for U$D +411 (+59%) extra!
  • Gigabyte asking for U$D +396 (+57%) extra!
  • ASUS asking for U$D +411 (+59%) extra!

also

  • ASUS non-Founder's Edition asking for U$D +525 (+87%) extra!

(This is epic to see non-Founder's Edition is more expensive than Founder's Edition)

 


https://www.gigahertz.net.in/news/latest-news/122-indian-customers-hitting-hard-on-nvidia-for-its-insane-pricing-of-1080-graphics-card?showall=1
 


 

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that's great news, i hope they put a limit on items per customer, or else someone's just going to buy them all and jack up the prices.

 

it's still going to happen anyway, but i'd at least like an attempt at buying one.

 

it seems Nvidia delayed the embargo on performance reviews until after it hits online order. and by the time the reviews come out it's probably going to be out of stock everywhere...

 

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1 hour ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

Minimum wage :

19.84 AUD per hour in Australia
7.25 USD per hour in USA


Australia :

1139 AUD / 19.84 = 57.41 hours of work
2429 AUD / 19.84 = 122.43 hours of work


USA :

699 USD / 7.25 = 96.41 hours of work
1499 USD / 7.25 = 206.76 hours of work

 

 

It means RTX 3000 series in USA are "more expensives" than RTX 3000 series in Australia...


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2 hours ago, Spotty said:
 
699 United States Dollar equals 959.64 Australian Dollar
1,499 United States Dollar equals 2,057.94 Australian Dollar
 
Almost 20% more expensive in Australia? Why?

I mean Australia generally has stuff more expensive but you also have to factor in tax in the US vs other countries that have tax included in the retail price. 

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