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The dropping pound may affect RX 480 pricing in the UK

The dropping pound may affect RX 480 pricing in the UK

The dropping pound may affect RX 480 pricing in the UK

The dropping pound may affect RX 480 pricing in the UK

 

This article was possible thanks to information provided by Tolemac on the OC3D Forums. 

 

Due to financial instability after the UK's vote to leave the European Union it looks like the price of AMD's RX 480 GPU may increase here in the UK, at least according to a representative of Overclockers UK.  

Andrew "Gibbo" Gibson, a member of OCUK staff, has stated that while OCUK has a large number of RX 480 GPUs in stock that this stock has not been paid for and must be paid for in Dollars, not pounds.  This means that the recent drop in the value of the pound following the UK's referendum will result in an increased retail price for the RX 480 if the pound does not increase in value. 

Below is a statement that Andrew "Gibbo" Gibson made on the OCUK Forums. 

 

Stock is here but not paid for so if rate crashes we need to adjust the provisional rate we expect when goods are paid for, the stock is provisionally booked at 1.41, the rate is now around 1.35 !!!

This is economics and if you don't like it buy elsewhere but if rate stays this low or drops more than all the resellers shall increase pricing not just Ocuk !!!!

 

  The dropping pound may affect RX 480 pricing in the UK

 

With most major hardware vendors being based in the US a declining pound will mean that the price of PC hardware will almost certainly increase in the UK. Hopefully, the pound will recover over the next few days and weeks in order to minimise the effect on upcoming hardware releases.  

 

You can join the discussion on the RX 480's UK pricing on the OC3D Forums

  

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24-06-2016, 06:43:38

Dorset Yid
OCUK Have already incresed the prices of their Nvidia Cards, very poorQuote

24-06-2016, 06:50:36

wozza365
It was some temporary instability, it's already recovering to levels from March-April. Christ the over reaction is real!Quote

24-06-2016, 06:51:27

Dorset Yid
And now they have dropped them back again, bad move on their part reputation wiseQuote

24-06-2016, 07:14:11

Dicehunter
The 1080 F.E I got a few days ago went up by just over £30 on OCUK this morning Quote

24-06-2016, 07:33:46

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
The 1080 F.E I got a few days ago went up by just over £30 on OCUK this morning
Now you know how it feels for us in Norway with prices going up as our currency crashes.Quote
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