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My heart is set on converting to the religion of Mac
Although
I have a small dilemma...
hence my arrival

Looking at 2 Choices

21.5-inch:
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1920 x 1080 resolution
4GB memory
500GB hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
A$ 1,599.00

21.5-inch:
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1920 x 1080 resolution
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB
$1,999.00

The first Mac I'm really happy with but I would rather the ATI Radeon card instead of the GeForce, the 1TB hard drive I really don't need, 500GB is plenty, My Question; Is it possible an apple shop would swap cards for me and charge the difference while not including the 1TB hard drive?
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Wow, sure is expensive down under.

Unfortunately, no they couldn't swap cards. The video is integral to the systemboard.

Tough choice there at that price difference.

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Wow, sure is expensive down under.
Tough choice there at that price difference.
We're getting charged more?
Any way I could ship it over from the states or elsewhere that may bring the price down a little?
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?? - Don't know what the conversion rate happens to be. But over here, those two are $1199 and $1499.

Sorry, didn't want to make ya feel worse.

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?? - Don't know what the conversion rate happens to be. But over here, those two are $1199 and $1499.
WOW
talk about overcharge....

Conversion Rate ends up at
US $1,499 - AUS $1,686

hmmm maybe better to buy online & get it shipped over here then
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WOW
talk about overcharge....

Conversion Rate ends up at
US $1,499 - AUS $1,686

hmmm maybe better to buy online & get it shipped over here then
Not a bad idea, although I would imagine you'd need an inverter or a different power supply since the US uses 110V outlets.

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I would go for the more expensive one, but try to choose having less RAM or a smaller hard drive to bring down the price if possible. Upgrading those components on your own is much cheaper.

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Apple is only overcharging by about $70 on the cheaper model which I thought was fine given shipping costs but they are overcharging by almost $350 on the higher end 21.5

What gives there??

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Not a bad idea, although I would imagine you'd need an inverter or a different power supply since the US uses 110V outlets.
No way. Just a different power cord with Aus plugs, or not even that, just a plug adapter. The mac itself is good from 100-240v.
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Apple is only overcharging by about $70 on the cheaper model which I thought was fine given shipping costs but they are overcharging by almost $350 on the higher end 21.5

What gives there??


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been searching a few shops & cheapest I could get it was $1950
why the markup in oz
WHY WHY WHY
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WOW
talk about overcharge....

Conversion Rate ends up at
US $1,499 - AUS $1,686

hmmm maybe better to buy online & get it shipped over here then
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Not a bad idea, although I would imagine you'd need an inverter or a different power supply since the US uses 110V outlets.
...not to mention that the U.S. store only ships to U.S. addresses.

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in Canada it's $1299 and $1599 plus taxes of course
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