Nvidia GTX 1080 OC 8GB Graphics card £446.00 at Amazon.fr - Prime Exclusive (Free trial) UPDATED
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Nvidia GTX 1080 OC 8GB Graphics card £446.00 at Amazon.fr - Prime Exclusive (Free trial) UPDATED

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Found 2nd MayEdited by:"Uncommon.Sense"
Just thought I'd post this to show card prices are starting to fall again, and presently this is the cheapest way to get your hands on a decent GTX 1080 with an after market cooler. No need to buy warehouse deals, or opt for the 1070Ti which are selling for not far off this price.

Oh, I'm not saying that you should buy this, just trying to save people money, in case you are needing to buy a card within the next week or so. I think buying a card right now if daft, since prices will continue to drop as stock outstrips demand.

Dispatched & Sold by Amazon.

Stock showing from May 8th, you'll need to sign up for the free 1 month Prime trial, not that you'll get any benefit since you are shipping to the U.K.

Once in the basket the graphics card is ~€509.00, and the shipping is only €6.98.
Paid for in € with a fee free card, including shipping it comes a total of ~€515.68, which translates to £452-458 depending on the card used, and exchange rate when you check out.


If you are still living in 1994, and don't have a free free card you can get the Revolut card HERE! which has some of the best exchange rates available, and no fees on the transaction when buying online. You can also opt for the full blown Halifax Clarity credit card - but as the name suggest this is a credit card, and you will need a decent credit rating in order to be accpted.

EDIT: Back in stock at only €499 which converts to £440 + the shipping which is about £6.
Click on the retailer list to the right of the screen, if you can't see the deal, stock in now showing as May 14th.
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Scottc12332 m ago

You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the …You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the referendum against foreign currencies, since none of these cards are made in the UK.


Almost correct, but since we are comparing 2006, not 2015, then you actually need to look at the value of the £:$ for that period of time, for much of 2006 the £ was worth $1.85-1.90, and it presently sits at around $1.37, so it is worth 26%-28% less than it was in 2006, the referendum had no effect on 2006 pricing.

Since a massive majority of computer goods are sold in USD, then the effect that the USD has on the pricing is very significant, and as such the £350 cost in 2006 using today's exchange rate would have been $477 vs. the $665 of the actual exchange rate at the time, a difference of $188 (£137 in 2018, or £101 in 2006). This pricing does not take into account inflation, since we are comparing the effect of the prices from 2006 vs. the difference in the exchange rate. Should we chose to add inflation into the mix, then we need to add inflation from the USD perspective, not the UK, as the goods are imported and paid in USD, the 2006 price of $665 becomes $823 in 2018, or £600 using the exchange rate today, if you used the exchange rate from 2006, then it would have been significantly less at between £433-445.
Edited by: "Uncommon.Sense" 2nd May
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Best deal I've seen since last year!
Hot - looks like they are finally starting to drop.
Just out of interest what is the warranty/returns policy for buying from the uk on these European Amazon sites ?
timessquaregt2 m ago

Just out of interest what is the warranty/returns policy for buying from …Just out of interest what is the warranty/returns policy for buying from the uk on these European Amazon sites ?


Returns have to back to the original country - Amazon will refund postage if it's due to a fault. EU warranty is 2 years.
On my PC time (circa 2006) the best cards were on on the £350.00 mark!
timessquaregt29 m ago

Just out of interest what is the warranty/returns policy for buying from …Just out of interest what is the warranty/returns policy for buying from the uk on these European Amazon sites ?


Very easy, they refund postage as long as it is faulty.

If you get a refund for the item it will be in euros, so you could lose/gain depending on exchange rate, especially if it is nearly 2 years. I bought a phone that became faulty, got a full refund and gained 20 pounds on the new exchange rate.
gcmarcal52 m ago

On my PC time (circa 2006) the best cards were on on the £350.00 mark! …On my PC time (circa 2006) the best cards were on on the £350.00 mark!


£350 in 2006 adjusted for inflation = £500. You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the referendum against foreign currencies, since none of these cards are made in the UK. So your £350 in 2006 becomes about £550+.
I'll bite at £400
Scottc12321 m ago

£350 in 2006 adjusted for inflation = £500. You should also factor in the 1 …£350 in 2006 adjusted for inflation = £500. You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the referendum against foreign currencies, since none of these cards are made in the UK. So your £350 in 2006 becomes about £550+.


It definitely didn't feel like that at the time.
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Scottc12332 m ago

You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the …You should also factor in the 10-15% percent fall in the pound after the referendum against foreign currencies, since none of these cards are made in the UK.


Almost correct, but since we are comparing 2006, not 2015, then you actually need to look at the value of the £:$ for that period of time, for much of 2006 the £ was worth $1.85-1.90, and it presently sits at around $1.37, so it is worth 26%-28% less than it was in 2006, the referendum had no effect on 2006 pricing.

Since a massive majority of computer goods are sold in USD, then the effect that the USD has on the pricing is very significant, and as such the £350 cost in 2006 using today's exchange rate would have been $477 vs. the $665 of the actual exchange rate at the time, a difference of $188 (£137 in 2018, or £101 in 2006). This pricing does not take into account inflation, since we are comparing the effect of the prices from 2006 vs. the difference in the exchange rate. Should we chose to add inflation into the mix, then we need to add inflation from the USD perspective, not the UK, as the goods are imported and paid in USD, the 2006 price of $665 becomes $823 in 2018, or £600 using the exchange rate today, if you used the exchange rate from 2006, then it would have been significantly less at between £433-445.
Edited by: "Uncommon.Sense" 2nd May
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Uncommon.Sense29 m ago

Almost correct, but since we are comparing 2006, not 2015, then you …Almost correct, but since we are comparing 2006, not 2015, then you actually need to look at the value of the £:$ for that period of time, for much of 2006 the £ was worth $1.85-1.90, and it presently sits at around $1.37, so it is worth 26%-28% less than it was in 2006, the referendum had no effect on 2006 pricing.Since a massive majority of computer goods are sold in USD, then the effect that the USD has on the pricing is very significant, and as such the £350 cost in 2006 using today's exchange rate would have been $477 vs. the $665 of the actual exchange rate at the time, a difference of $188 (£137 in 2018, or £101 in 2006). This pricing does not take into account inflation, since we are comparing the effect of the prices from 2006 vs. the difference in the exchange rate. Should we chose to add inflation into the mix, then we need to add inflation from the USD perspective, not the UK, as the goods are imported and paid in USD, the 2006 price of $665 becomes $823 in 2018, or £600 using the exchange rate today, if you used the exchange rate from 2006, then it would have been significantly less at between £433-445.


lets just forget about currency mining because that has no affect on supply and demand, there is already talk of a 40% drop now that rigs are coming out that are dedicated too mining. Going off of some articles could be into the mid of this, i'm waiting i have nothing to lose
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crouchie416 m ago

th lets just forget about currency mining because that has no affect on …th lets just forget about currency mining because that has no affect on supply and demand, there is already talk of a 40% drop now that rigs are coming out that are dedicated too mining. Going off of some articles could be into the mid of this, i'm waiting i have nothing to lose


I am afraid that in 2006 currency mining didn't exist, and gcmarcal whose comment we are referring too only referenced the prices in 2006 being around £350, for a high end card and I think you will find that the presently this price is actually pretty close to what we had a year ago before Nvidia cards were being heavily used for crypto mining.

I also agree you have nothing to lose by waiting, I highly doubt that prices will go up again, usnless crypto has a significant rally again over the coming months.
Those £350.00 was for the top end latest ones RRP ( no offers or discount).

Might be only a personal opinion... but as I said. Back then I would think: That is pricey! Where today I would go: "WTF How much???"
Last 2 months this card costs nearly 1k
specialboy2nd May

Last 2 months this card costs nearly 1k


Think you're mistaking the 1080 with the 1080ti.
You say it would be daft to buy now and I pretty much agree, but at what price would you bite?
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1duck1 h, 0 m ago

You say it would be daft to buy now and I pretty much agree, but at what …You say it would be daft to buy now and I pretty much agree, but at what price would you bite?


Well given that if the GTX 1080 is pretty much EOL soon, and taking the history of the jumps in performance from the outgoing series to the incoming series, then you'd have to say this card will be worth around £330-350 at the very most. Use the 980Ti to GTX 1070 comparison if you will, £329 for a new 1070 at launch with the performance of a £450-500 980Ti which was out going.

It may be even muddier this time though, since they have to consider the GTX 1080Ti, which is presently in a price bracket of it's own, and offers 15-20% over an above a GTX 1080, so what can they do other than bring that performance down to this price bracket, dump the 1080Ti, and release the "GTX 1180/2080/insert name here" with at least GTX 1080Ti + 10% performance for between $599-699, so about £630 (being an optimist), I don't see how else you could market a card with zero imporvemnt in cost or performance.
showing as EUR 598 now.
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Card is now back in stock at an even cheaper price of only €499, or about £446 with conversion and the postage.
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