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Old 15th May 2008, 14:55   #1
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I wanted to ask whether australia was a good place to buy gadgets and stuff?? and also which are the most Value For Money shops to go in for, as for example Best Buy, Target, Wall Mart, etc in the US.

I am interested in buying graphic card, procci, and some other stuff..
and i was also interested in stuff relating to ICE. Some good amps or components may be. Plz give in your suggestions.

thanx
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Old 15th May 2008, 15:12   #2
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Too expensive, you should buy locally.

Only thing I can think of that would be cheap is a pair of LIGHTFORCE fog lamps. Yummy!

Check out JB Hi-Fi clearance sales or buy on E-bay for the cheaper deals.

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I agree with s0uljah that things are expensive there.One of my friend is based there and i wanted to get something from there 2yrs back.
But when i did some online research i found these to be much expensive than US prices and almost comparable to Indian prices.
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I have several friends and cousins there - and they buy their stuff when they come here! From what i've heard from them, it works out a tad more expensive there.
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NO Gaurav. Dont go there for shopping.

Heck dont go there dude. I'll miss the terrace ciggarettes. Lol

Jokes Apart I think its not. I asked my brother and he said that its too damn expensive as compared to singapore or India
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Only thing I can think of that would be cheap is a pair of LIGHTFORCE fog lamps. Yummy!
. Check out the website. Lightforce Lights Wish i could get those fog's.

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The aussie dollar has become strong compared to the US dollar and as a result with the exchange rate conversion, it is nearly equal to the US dollar. Compared to the US it is atleast 30-50% more. I would recommend only buying aussie wine and borroca (a local antitode if you drink too much of it!)
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been there for 3 years..and i strongly suggest not to buy electronics from there..more expensive.
also unlike the U S they do not have clearance sales on electronics..much cheaper in india

good place to party
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dont buy anything from there. heck not even clothes. too damn expensive. i just wasted $700 on a ps3 over there a month ago.
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Hi Friends,

I wanted to ask whether australia was a good place to buy gadgets and stuff?? and also which are the most Value For Money shops to go in for, as for example Best Buy, Target, Wall Mart, etc in the US.

I am interested in buying graphic card, procci, and some other stuff..
and i was also interested in stuff relating to ICE. Some good amps or components may be. Plz give in your suggestions.

thanx
If its in Sydney, I can guide you to a couple of grey-market shops, chinese prices.
cheers:
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