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#90372 20-Sep-2011 21:43
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http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/au/en/ho/WF06b/12454-12454-3329740-64546-64546-5035348-5036185.html

purchased for $1495, have i been ripped off? 

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  #523799 20-Sep-2011 22:31
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In what way? If you mean Australia vs NZ pricing, then no, not really. just converting currency to NZ dollars means it is only $200 cheaper (NZ$1250) and they have a bigger market which means bigger discounts. So its ok.
If you mean compared to building the same thing yourself, then yes. Even paying full retail at a computer shop you could have had the same thing for $920 and built for you for maybe $100 more. 




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  #523859 21-Sep-2011 08:34
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I agree with paulmilbank - building it yourself will always save you money over a pre-built system.




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  #526576 28-Sep-2011 02:31
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Not that it matters, but next time you should consult here BEFORE you purchase something...

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  #526619 28-Sep-2011 09:20
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Some people dont tho.... I have family friends who know I work with computers and know more than them about other technology, but they go off to the local stores and listen to the sales people BS first and get ripped... drives me crazy when I hear friends have just paid $2000 for a 40" HD Ready TV from their local store :-p




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  #526910 28-Sep-2011 19:20
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let me explain the predicament;


my old desktop was failing on me and was only a matter of time (which has now come) before it was rendered in-operable.  not having been planning to buy a new one, we had not been saving, and i did not have enough aside from casual savings to buy outright.  so i looked at finance options and to those who could do that, thus i was stuck with a retailer.  i visited the three within my area that i trust and this was by all means a good machine, in the same weekend i saw the same machine for $1198, however it was a standard set up, with standard finance deal, the dearer had a sweeter finance deal, and a free upgrade to a 23 inch screen.  now the sweet finance deal, nor the free upgrade should not take away my ability to bargin don the price, but i did not feel confident to.  they had no stock on the day so they were to get it in and i was to collect it 2 days later, when i collected it, i mentioned my gripe  and i got the, well guess you cant have it all (finance deal and cheap price) and did they have the free upgrade offer, when i said no, that was that, and i did not feel i could argue it further.  commerce commision would have had a field day i know if they found out that if i had opted not to have the upgrade in exchange for a reduced price, implying that the screen was not free but factored into the price with respect to false adverising.  what i want to know id have i been ripped off or taken advantage of, or is there not much different.

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  #526913 28-Sep-2011 19:25
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Damn.. I built myself a core i5-2500K (OCed with a 3rd party HS/Fan), 8GB RAM, 160GB intel 320 SSD, radeon 6870 + nice case/650W PSU, for cheaper than that!

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  #526914 28-Sep-2011 19:27
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jasonwaiheke, I didn't follow that - how much did you pay in the end and which monitor did you get?

 
 
 
 




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  #526926 28-Sep-2011 19:52
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i paid $1495 with the 23inch monitor upgrade

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  #526932 28-Sep-2011 20:09
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Warehouse Stationary list it for $1299 with no monitor. I did see some cheaper prices, but on a major retailer basis the price you paid seems about right. IMHO it is a bit expensive for what it actually is but that is a common scenario when purchasing many models in the major brands.

Restricted time and restricted funds can be formidable enemies of a good decision....

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  #526974 28-Sep-2011 22:30
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If you got a monitor with it, then by all means it is not bad. The link you provided does not include a monitor. If the finance worked better on a retail box then don't feel bad. It should be fast and reliable and will have a decent guarantee if anything goes wrong. 




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