Nvidia was ranting about our articles that the GeForce 8800 GT is not available and claimed that it is available in the U.K. As we wrote back on Friday here, a few stores in the U.K. did get some 8800 GT cards.
OcUK has Asus, Gainward and PNY and these cards sell for between £182.11 for the PNY and £187.99 including VAT, for the Asus and Gainward cards. You can buy them here.
Scan is selling Gainward's 8800 GT for £193.73 Inc VAT, while ebuyer sells the same card for £181.48, including VAT. You can get one here.
Point Of View's 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 256bit Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card is selling for a very attractive £166.98, including VAT, and the company has 71 cards in stock. You can get one here.
The Brits are paying between €230 and €270 for a card and £193 translates to US$397.
Once you convert pounds into dollars, you can see that someone in the U.K .will pay much more than their American counterpart who can buy the same card for US$290, almost $100 less than in the UK. It is called the business of making money, and Nvidia wins and the U.K. consumers lose, but this has been the case for years.