August 12 the 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Game Dragon, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Game Dragon
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    Hi All
    I don’t know if this is old news but I just have been told by Nintendo Australia that in August 12 the 3DS is will be dropping in price to $249 so if you are buying one just wait a few days and get it cheaper
     
  2. Krestent

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    Old news, and you forgot to mention it's 249 AUS, 170 USD.
     
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    and buy it before the 12th and log into the eshop = getting 20 free games
     
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    That what annoys the hell out of me $170Us is $154Au but they are selling them for $249Au, both places have to import them from Japan so the cost of getting them is about the same so why the price difference
     
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    i hate that, got a ps3 for $500, and what, its like $300 in america.
     
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    I heard that Australia has very high taxes... Not too sure about that
     
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    It's only 10% GST, so that's no excuse.
    Greed is where it's at.
     
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    How about import tax?

    On a side note, Singapore's GST is only 7% and our 3DS launch price is also about A$350. Too greedy! Ours is an exact US set! [​IMG]
    But now it's much lesser.
     
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    I have from a reliable sores which will remain anomies that the imported landed price of the 3DS is the same for the US and OZ
     
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    There is no import tax only GST
     
  11. chris888222

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    Okay, Nintendo Australia is seriously quite greedy.

    But last time I went to Australia I see that electronics are pretty costly. Is it so?
     
  12. Game Dragon
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    It's just plain and simple "GREED" they just did an investigation into high food prices in Australia and found that people were being over charged an average of 41%
    that tells it all
     
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    The cost thing is most likely due to Australia being an enormous country, with proportionately far less consumers than the US. It has to cost a lot to get things from one side of Australia to the other, and it requires less of them than the US does which will hike up shipping prices
     
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    Sorry no, 90% of the population live in three major cities on the east coast of Australia and the distance between Brisbane and Melbourne is about 1800K or 1100miles with Sydney in the middle so transport is not what is causing the higher prices
     
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    But surely the other 10% of people deserve one too?
     
  16. Game Dragon
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    One BIG Question, Nintendo is not known for their generosity so WHY ARE THEY DROPPING THE PRICE OF THE 3DS SO SOONE AFTER THEY HAVE RELEISETED IT????