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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Thu May 25, 2006 5:36 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:It'll almost certainly be £199.99
Do you know something we don't or is that just speculation ?
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Post by Scooby1970 » Thu May 25, 2006 5:51 pm

I was holding out for a PS3 or an XBOX360 this Christmas, but after watching all those videos on the Nintendo website regarding the Wii, I think I might venture into the land of Nintendo for a change!

Hopefully it'll be cheaper than the PS3 and Xbox360 and it's range of games look pretty impressive... and most of all... DIFFERENT! I wonder if that Tennis game really plays that well!

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Post by Dudley » Fri May 26, 2006 3:46 am

paranoid marvin wrote:It'll almost certainly be £199.99

still cheap for next-gen gaming
I'd say that's incredibly unlikely. That would be a US to UK markup of 52%, much more than almost anything recently.
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Post by Mad Gerald » Fri May 26, 2006 4:19 am

Dudley wrote:That said, the DS-Lite has the biggest markup of any current machine at 47% above US.
True, the DS Lite in the states is $129.99 (on amazon.com) - which works out at around £70. But if you're buying one from the states online, you've got postage and possible customs duty to pay - also, if it goes tits up, you'll then have to send it back.

At the end of the day, I'd rather spend £100 on one and get it from the UK with free shipping and no duty.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri May 26, 2006 5:15 am

Do bear in mind the US never includes sales tax in stated prices. Therefore, you need to add 17.5 per cent to the US prices to make a valid comparison. Under the average exchange rate over recent months, that comes to around £85, which is less of a rip-off.
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Post by mel the bell » Fri May 26, 2006 12:04 pm

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:It'll almost certainly be £199.99
Do you know something we don't or is that just speculation ?
hes psychotic erm i mean psychic :P
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Post by mel the bell » Fri May 26, 2006 12:05 pm

Scooby1970 wrote:I was holding out for a PS3 or an XBOX360 this Christmas, but after watching all those videos on the Nintendo website regarding the Wii, I think I might venture into the land of Nintendo for a change!

Hopefully it'll be cheaper than the PS3 and Xbox360 and it's range of games look pretty impressive... and most of all... DIFFERENT! I wonder if that Tennis game really plays that well!

:) Mark
hopefully? it will be

theres even talk that youll be able to get an xbox and wii for the price of the ps3
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Post by Dudley » Fri May 26, 2006 1:14 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:Do bear in mind the US never includes sales tax in stated prices. Therefore, you need to add 17.5 per cent to the US prices to make a valid comparison. Under the average exchange rate over recent months, that comes to around £85, which is less of a rip-off.
AS I said earlier, the usual markup these days is 33%, the tax is in that 33%.

The 360 is £279($530.1) and $399 (32.8%)
The PS3 is £425(807.50) and $599 (34.8%)

So 47% for the DS-Lite is a bit mean, it should be £89.99.
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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Fri May 26, 2006 1:55 pm

Dudley wrote:
CraigGrannell wrote:Do bear in mind the US never includes sales tax in stated prices. Therefore, you need to add 17.5 per cent to the US prices to make a valid comparison. Under the average exchange rate over recent months, that comes to around £85, which is less of a rip-off.
AS I said earlier, the usual markup these days is 33%, the tax is in that 33%.

The 360 is £279($530.1) and $399 (32.8%)
The PS3 is £425(807.50) and $599 (34.8%)

So 47% for the DS-Lite is a bit mean, it should be £89.99.

If the Wii sells for $250 in the US that would make it £175 here.
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Post by C4 » Fri May 26, 2006 2:29 pm

LMAO at "pissibly"

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 26, 2006 4:08 pm

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:It'll almost certainly be £199.99
Do you know something we don't or is that just speculation ?
sorry I should have said £199.99 or less

It would be commercial suicide for them to try to sell it for more,and Nintendo seem to have a good business sense these days

The problem with selling it for under £150 is that people won't buy a machine that seems too cheap

£200 would seem a reasonable price for a newly produced machine (hopefully bundled with a new Mario game like the SNES was)
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Post by Dudley » Sat May 27, 2006 4:55 am

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
If the Wii sells for $250 in the US that would make it £175 here.
Indeed, as I think you'll find I mentioned in Post 11.
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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Sat May 27, 2006 8:57 am

Dudley wrote:
preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
If the Wii sells for $250 in the US that would make it £175 here.
Indeed, as I think you'll find I mentioned in Post 11.
You don't expect me to actually read the thread before replying to it do you ?
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