#1
I was recently looking up prices of talk boxes and I found something shocking to me. Australians pay more for electronics than Americans do, a lot more. The talk box I was looking at is 130 bucks, but at this australia site, its 290 bucks! Thats a hell of a difference, so...

Just that site or do Australians really pay more for things?
#2
There are a couple of factors.

Number 1. The Australian dollar does not have the same value as the American dollar. I don't know what the exchange rate it, but I'm fairly sure the Australian dollar isn't "worth as much" as the American.

Number 2. It costs money to ship things places.... the companies won't eat that cost... they'll pass it on to the consumer.
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Quote by Musicman48858
There are a couple of factors.

Number 1. The Australian dollar does not have the same value as the American dollar. I don't know what the exchange rate it, but I'm fairly sure the Australian dollar isn't "worth as much" as the American.

Number 2. It costs money to ship things places.... the companies won't eat that cost... they'll pass it on to the consumer.


Even for Australian based websites?

But yeah could be the dollar one.
#6
Yeah but since most of our electronics are made in the orient seems that it would be less to ship to austrailia since they are closer.

heres a theory, its a conspiracy. Aussies make such damn great music, (ie, AC/DC, Wolfmother, Jet, etc.) that manufactures figure if an aussie picks up an intrument that they are bound to get some return on it because they will all end up making it big, so they figure that these items are acutally more valuable down under.

thats what i think
#7
Quote by sixstringz
Yeah but since most of our electronics are made in the orient seems that it would be less to ship to austrailia since they are closer.

heres a theory, its a conspiracy. Aussies make such damn great music, (ie, AC/DC, Wolfmother, Jet, etc.) that manufactures figure if an aussie picks up an intrument that they are bound to get some return on it because they will all end up making it big, so they figure that these items are acutally more valuable down under.

thats what i think

I thought AC/DC were born in Scotland but moved to australia with their mum?
#8
well, Australia i think has higher taxes directly put onto the price of the products, they have higher import tarrifs than the US does, and thier currency is weaker. Plus noone likes australia anyway, and thier music scene seems to be stuck in the 70s.
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#9
Quote by GrEgUms1991
I thought AC/DC were born in Scotland but moved to australia with their mum?


I think you're right, but it's the same thing with EVH. He's Dutch by birth, but moved to the US when he was like five so for all practical purposes, he's American.
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#10
I think the young brothers are scottish by birth, but the band formed in austrailia