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Why AMD is more expensive in some countries?

import taxes, for starters. Different stock and availability also impacts it quite a lot.

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hardware in places like thailand and new zealand tend to be more expensive, i think its due to the cost of shipping, but thats just a guess. but im sure the prices arent nearly as bad as in new zealand, so you atleast have that going for you.

 

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Just now, GoodEnough said:

hardware in places like thailand and new zealand tend to be more expensive, i think its due to the cost of shipping, but thats just a guess. but im sure the prices arent nearly as bad as in new zealand, so you atleast have that going for you.

 

It's not just more expensive though, but spesfically AMD is more expensive. For a long time, my advice for most people here is to just get i9 9900k if you planned to get R9 - it's almost a hundread buck more expensive and for the vast majority of people, 8 cores would be more than enough and core speed is more important in game and a few more application. 

 

The wierd AMD pricing's completely change the AMD-Intel dynamic, at every where else it's make sense to get R9 because you get several extra cores at the same price. But when you actually have to pay nearly 25 percent more for each of those cores it started to feel unnecessary. That is until the 9900k is out of stock and 9900ks is the only option you have left.. then it back to the same pricing dynamic again.

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1 minute ago, e22big said:

It's not just more expensive though, but spesfically AMD is more expensive. For a long time, my advice for most people here is to just get i9 9900k if you planned to get R9 - it's almost a hundread buck more expensive and for the vast majority of people, 8 cores would be more than enough and core speed is more important in game and a few more application. 

 

The wierd AMD pricing's completely change the AMD-Intel dynamic, at every where else it's make sense to get R9 because you get several extra cores at the same price. But when you actually have to pay nearly 25 percent more for each of those cores it started to feel unnecessary. That is until the 9900k is out of stock and 9900ks is the only option you have left.. then it back to the same pricing dynamic again.

i had actually talked to someone who lived in new zealand and it wasnt just amd products, but everything was more expensive, even taking a flight there is awfully expensive.

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6 minutes ago, GoodEnough said:

 

i had actually talked to someone who lived in new zealand and it wasnt just amd products, but everything was more expensive, even taking a flight there is awfully expensive.

Don't know about NZ but in Thailand this is the case, yes every thing if overpriced (may be with the exception of hard disk) but AMD CPU is especially overpriced and more expensive than Intel at the top end.

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The way how CPUs reach the market most likely. Smaller markets often have 1 or maybe 2 agents between the producer (AMD) and retailer (the one you buy from). Agents also make money, so that drives up the price.

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That's just how the way it is with products that don't originate in your own country. Take mine for example, for a 2070S Aorus GPU i have to pay the amount equivalent to 720 USD, that's just insane.

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