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The infamous practice of adding a price premium to tech products imported into Australia is now under the scrutiny of a parliamentary committee, with submissions open until 6 July, 2012. If vendors bother to respond at all – in his letter establishing the inquiry, Senator Stephen Conroy notes (PDF) that the tech sector was …

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Anonymous Coward

Sun spots!

Its as good an excuse as the retailers have.

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Anonymous Coward

Rip off

690GTX US$999

690GTX AU$1599

Au has dropped in value recently but currencies are still worth about the same at present, So WTF is going on?

Just one example, Same applies to everything else,Hardware,Software.

I no longer buy games here it has become a joke, Cheaper to import from UK, Original boxed title,free shipping etc etc

I would love to buy that 690 here and support local business's but no way I am paying 50% more,I think someone has done a typo with that 0 and it should be 5% but it has just stuck with us all this time. ;)

Also effects Nvidia's profit on paper, Another sale lost.

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