Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Mon Jun 4 11:15:18 UTC 2007

On Monday 04 June 2007 12:01:00 Tim wrote:
> Tim:
> >> Not around here.  Repeated assertions, on this list, that DVD drives are
> >> not that expensive smacks of "let them eat cake."
> David Boles:
> > Really? They cost more than that where you are? How much more? I am
> > talking about ordering  from The Internet, you order, you pay, you
> > install (takes a screwdriver) and not from the local 'swindle shop' down
> > the street.
> As I'd already commented the other day, DVD burners are around $90
> Australian, whether on-line, a computer wholesaler, a small computer
> shop, all about the same as each other, unless there's a special.  To
> save on doing currency conversions, that's around a days wages for a lot
> of people, just a bit under for those who get paid a bit better.  But,
> either way, it's not pocket money.  Even a simpler DVD-ROM might be
> around $60-70.
> > They don't do that where you are? Wherever that is. Again. Not my
> > business.
> On-line costs are similar to buying from a shop, sometimes more
> expensive when you factor in postage and handling.
How very odd!  I wonder why?  The cheapest from my favourite on-line retailer 
is £19.50 inc. VAT.  I don't know what the exchange rate is, but not enough 
to account for that, I'm sure.


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