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Reviews Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Hustler

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    Somebody really needs to sit down with these rip off merchants at Corsair and tell them that a £1=$1 exchange rate for pricing is totally unacceptable, when its currently at $1.40'ish.
     
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    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    You've got to remember that US prices won't include tax but our prices will. $140 = £100 roughly before tax but then add 20% VAT and import duties etc and you get an awful lot closer to the UK price. Still not quite at the UK price but not £1=$1 either.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Computer cases are zero-rated for import tariffs, so there's only VAT (plus the differences in things like average income between the nations I bring up every time I weigh in on this topic.)
     
  6. Hustler

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    It's just blatant profiteering based on an exchange rate that was closer to $1.20, which is when Corsair raised prices in the UK, There is no excuse for this case costing more than £119.99 (or if we're being extremely generous, £124.99 to account for the average 5% US sales tax Americans will pay) at today's exchange rate, none whatsoever
     
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