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Old 11-14-2013, 06:13 AM   #16
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Anyone notice the RRP of the readers on the site, then follow the Dick Smith link? They are quoting an extra $20 each for the kindle pw next Gen and fire to what amazon state.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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Shed's are a big thing for a lot of Aussie blokes.

I only have a garden shed and a storage shed. However for some blokes, a massive shed provides space for a workshop, games room, hobby room all complete with air/con, carpeting, insulation and blokey decorations. In a nut shell, a man-cave.

So yeah, sheds are pretty big here.
Thanks for that info.

I watched a House Hunters International episode once in which the husband was going on and on about how he needed a shed, and it was sort of incomprehensible. Over here, a shed is normally used for gardening/equipment storage as you use yours, and people usually have just one. Man caves are usually in the basement or attic.

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Oh the Kindle in Australia will only be for Aussie authors? :O
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #19
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That website is just sad...

Also, re: sheds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYu8GpJ9oek have at it

Though not just the blokes use them, I grew up in my grandfather's shed building things. Had my own power tools since I was eight..

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #20
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I think I will stick with the US store until they make it mandatory to change. Bigger selection of books.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #21
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The fact that books are generally much pricier in Australia than elsewhere has been complained about before. Anyone know precisely why?
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The fact that books are generally much pricier in Australia than elsewhere has been complained about before. Anyone know precisely why?
Pretty sure it's taxes and a general higher cost of living (though we also have pretty decent minimum wage). Until a few years ago any new book I got was 30-50 dollars or more, and most of them were paperbacks or trade paperbacks. Kind of rubbish. :l God bless the internet.
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10% GST can't account for the 50% (or more) increase in prices.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #24
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The fact that books are generally much pricier in Australia than elsewhere has been complained about before. Anyone know precisely why?
I'd guess (purely a guess though) that it has to do with the print publishing industry in the past and the cost of operating a separate Australian branch (with separate rights, etc.) vs a smaller number of sales (smaller population) = increased costs. The publishing industry would find it perfectly logical to carry this over to digital books.

Of course I really have no idea, like I said just a guess.
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The current exchange rate is 1 USD to 1.07 AUD. GST is 10%. So why the prices?

Having a quick peek at the top sellers list in the launch shop, Allegiant is $11.99, while on the US Kindle store it's $6.99. The Rosie Project: equivalently priced. Hard Luck: $9.99 Aus, $7.47 US. The Luminaries: equivalent. Vicious Circle: $17.99 AUD, $12.59 US. Doctor Sleep: $19.99 AUD, $7.64 US. A Game of Thrones: $4.99 AU, $2.90 US. The Signature of All Things: equivalent. Just One Evil Act: $19.99 vs $6.59. The Book Thief: $12.99 vs $2.90.
Curious, are these the prices Aus customers are given in the US store or is that with your country set to US?
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Curious, are these the prices Aus customers are given in the US store or is that with your country set to US?
US store as US customer.
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