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Huge Price Difference With the UK website,

10.04.2012 00:30 #1
I am planning to buy a new laptop, one of the models in PCWorld website has caught my eyes (ASUS A53E-SX1339S)!

I was wondering why there is so much price difference between the Eire and the UK website? is it fair for people in Ireland to buy a product with a much more expensive price than the standard universal one?

UK website:

http://www.pcworld.co....ed-11884685-pdt.html

price: £ 549 (€ 667)

Eire website:

http://www.pcworld.ie/...aptop-Red/309509/301

price: € 750

by the way is there going to be any sales on this specific model or laptops with similar features in the future (probably within the next 2 months) :D?
10.04.2012 00:38 #2
484 sterling on amazon.
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10.04.2012 00:41 #3
Originally posted by sellerbarry
484 sterling on amazon.


can you send the amazon link?!
I can't find it!
10.04.2012 08:56 #4
Originally posted by besthak2003
I am planning to buy a new laptop, one of the models in PCWorld website has caught my eyes (ASUS A53E-SX1339S)!

I was wondering why there is so much price difference between the Eire and the UK website? is it fair for people in Ireland to buy a product with a much more expensive price than the standard universal one?

UK website:

http://www.pcworld.co....ed-11884685-pdt.html

price: £ 549 (€ 667)

Eire website:

http://www.pcworld.ie/...aptop-Red/309509/301

price: € 750

by the way is there going to be any sales on this specific model or laptops with similar features in the future (probably within the next 2 months) :D?

I can have a look at this one. We run our business independently from the UK with a head office in Dublin and our own product teams pricing products. The buy price is the same but we deceide here what we want to promote and the UK teams in their turn decide the same. So, if they put a product like this on promo it leads to the kind of large price differences you see here. This of course also works in reverse.

I'll have a word with our guys and see what we can do. We'd prefer not to see the business go out of the country but that's up to us...
10.04.2012 15:40 #5
Originally posted by besthak2003
can you send the amazon link?!
I can't find it!




http://www.amazon.co.u...334014628&sr=8-1
10.04.2012 15:45 #6
Registered User
Different specs I'm afraid
10.04.2012 15:45 #7
Moderator
Originally posted by sellerbarry


That's not the same laptop.
10.04.2012 15:51 #8
Originally posted by besthak2003
I am planning to buy a new laptop, one of the models in PCWorld website has caught my eyes (ASUS A53E-SX1339S)!

I was wondering why there is so much price difference between the Eire and the UK website? is it fair for people in Ireland to buy a product with a much more expensive price than the standard universal one?

UK website:

http://www.pcworld.co....ed-11884685-pdt.html

price: £ 549 (€ 667)

Eire website:

http://www.pcworld.ie/...aptop-Red/309509/301

price: € 750

by the way is there going to be any sales on this specific model or laptops with similar features in the future (probably within the next 2 months) :D?

Had a chat with my guys. The UK store price for this product is € 599.99 and the online price is an online only deal. At £ 600 we're not a long way away from the UK price so we're not planning a price move for the moment. Will the price drop over the next two months ? Not outside the bounds of possibility at all. It very much depends on how the product performs within the range cycle we have ( 8 -12 weeks ). If it's not moving fast enough we talk to the supplier about putting a little fire under it and that more often than not means a lower price.
10.04.2012 15:52 #9
Registered User
OP, How about a Sammy laptop.

You can claim back VAT and Currys&Pc World are participating.


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