[ILUG] Re: ILUG Digest, Vol 28, Issue 33
francisdaly at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 13:46:44 GMT 2008
On 18/02/2008, Derek Heasley <linux_user at eircom.net> wrote:
> Asus EEE PC in Back from the Future in 77 Aungier Street.
> I just rang Jim in the shop, asking about the ASUS EEE PC.
> There is a 4 to 5 week waiting list for the little tops. The price that
> was quoted was €399 for the 2 GB one and €499 for the 4 GB one.....
> Maybe its me, but this seems very expensive for what these sell for
It does seem a bit high, but they'll charge what people will pay.
FWIW, www.toysrus.co.uk claims they (the 4G version) are GBP 220, but
since they don't have them in stock, it doesn't really matter what
they claim. Dixons Heathrow claimed a High Street price of GBP 250 --
at a current exchange rate of "add a third", that's still a touch
lower than EUR 499. Obviously shipping and handling and local taxes
will each add a chunk.
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