I buy 90% of my PC parts from www.pccasegear.com
The reasons I wish to buy direct from EVGA.com:
1st - Is that Availability sucks for the higher end cards, I had to get a EVGA 580 Hydro copper on ebay in USA and import it to get one and that cost me $900 at the time. We cant even get a EVGA 680 Hydro copper in Australia yet.
2nd - Is the priceing, the standard EVGA 680 is going for AU$ 699 at the moment on PCCG and that is a $200 markup. The thing is the Australian dollar is worth more then the US at the moment and I know for a fact that it doesnt cost over $50 to get something the size and weight of a graphics card into Australia. As for the General sale tax we have, it only aplies to items over $1000. I can also understand a store making some profit but AU$ 150 is too much for my tastes.
Look at it this way...
EVGA 680 in USA = US$499
Add P&H = $50
I will not pay over AU$550 as I believe I could buy it (if I could) direct from EVGA.com cheaper. So why are we having to pay so much for the same product?
Even EVGA.com.au has too much of a markup on its MSRP 580 prices and they dont even list the 600 series at all.
Last year when I was after a 580 hydro copper, the one store that did have one in Australia wanted AU$1200 for it.....
We want to be able to buy direct from EVGA.com
Getting our Estores to have more stock isnt going to help with the price or availability or high end cards.
<message edited by Raistlin Majere on Monday, April 02, 2012 8:53 PM>