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    Exclamation The price of Wacom's!!

    Hi everyone.........I'm sorry, its another one of 'them Wacom Posts' (wacom should have a spokeperson on this site to answer questions)

    Here's my annoying Wacom question. I'm from the United Kingdom and want to get a Intuos I, II or III preferably A4, but i am a broke student

    where can i get one? i have looked on Ebay and all of the Intuos I A4's go for about £150+

    I compared the UK price with the USA price and don't understand why there's such a big difference.

    UK PRICE
    Intuos 2 - A4 serial, Dabs.co.uk £417.99

    USA - PRICE
    Wacom website (USA ONLY) Intuos2 A4 tablet with Serial connector (PC) - $469.95 (converts to £245.91)

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    If you're too poor to afford an Intuous, buy a Graphire. Either that or mug some kids for their lunch money.


    Es fließt durch meine Venen, Es schläft in meinen Tränen
    Es läuft mir aus den Ohren, Herz und Nieren sind Motoren

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    uk are teh expensive.
    go buy them from the american website then, will ya°!!!

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    lol.....don't think the mugging is a good idea (i am a uni student not a ten year old student)!!

    Its not that i can't afford a wacom as much as i am wondering why do i have to pay £450 for a intuos2 when they're in the US for £250

    and if i order one from the US it'll be a big delivery charge if there is a site that will even deliver here

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    Here's a page for graphire 4x5: http://techbargains.pricegrabber.com...com%20graphire
    the lowest price listed is 73 USD

    for graphire 6x8: http://techbargains.pricegrabber.com...com%20graphire
    Lowest price listed is 149 USD

    for intuos 4x5: http://techbargains.pricegrabber.com...%20intuos/fd=1
    lowest price: 189 USD

    for intuos 6x8:
    http://techbargains.pricegrabber.com...wacom%20intuos
    Lowest price: 273 USD

    I usually buy electronics on that site. Just have to make sure you check the merchant rating before purchase. I'm not sure if all the shops listed there will ship to UK.

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    I posted the answer to you prayers in the UK thread.
    It's 'student-cheaptastic'
    -Badger-

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    Wow.......icy repsonses! (apart from badger and look - thank you for the help)

    Wacom is a touchy subject!! lol!!

    "If you're too poor to afford an Intuous, buy a Graphire. Either that or mug some kids for their lunch money."

    "well go and buy one from america then will ya!"


    Badger & Look - if you ever need a comment/crit or anything please send me a private message and i'll get back to you ASAP, thanks for the help!

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    Same reason why cars are dirt cheap in the US compared to Europe.

    DON'T CLICK THIS
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    Intuos are teh expensive.
    Get a Graphire3, much cheaper, perform very well. Or so i've heard.
    Intuos range are aimed at really hardcore professional people, with alot of money.

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    Ok thanks for the advice! do you both use an intuos?

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    That's including VAT right?

    I think that's the bump right there. Taxes are hell in Europe. That and the fact that more wacoms are sold in the US (bigger market = cheaper prices).

    In all honesty, I did great (for many years) with just my PenPartner.

    Here's one of many pics I made with it (this one is a painting of my son Brody):

    The price of Wacom's!!

    I still have the PenPartner. Granted I upgraded to something a bit (cough) nicer recently. But, this one still works fine. Plus, it really fits well in the hand and would make a good complement to your other tools anyway.

    It's yours if you want it... just pay for delivery from the US.

    Though, it might be cheaper to pick one up there.

    My suggestion is to just get the best pad you can afford. Talent is still your best tool.

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    J2XA: you are welcome. =)
    Although I recommend you to get graphire, unless you really don't mind throw in extra money for intuos.
    I used graphire for almost 3 years and finally got myself a intuos 3. But honestly, I cannot tell the difference except that my intuos has larger drawing area. T T I don't feel the extra 512 sensitivity level, don't feel the pen tilt. Intuos came with 3 different types of nibs, I tried them on, felt very little difference between each type, and I probably will stick with the regular nib for the rest of the intuos life. And I never use the fancy little pad on the sides either. So unless you really don't mind the money, I don't think it's really worth it to get the intuos. =/

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    If you happen to be a student, this site looks excellent, price-wise:

    http://www.creationengine.com

    Can't say how they are when it comes to ordering... but I hope to find that out soon. I also don't know about international shipping...

    All the same, $269 for a 6x8 Intuos3 ain't too bad.

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    Wow, even more help....thanks people!!
    And Anim8r thanks for the offer, V.v.v.v.Kind of you but i have ordered my tablet now and it should be here tomorrow! yay!

    I ordered a Intuos3 A5 size

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    Quote Originally Posted by J2XA
    Wow, even more help....thanks people!!
    And Anim8r thanks for the offer, V.v.v.v.Kind of you but i have ordered my tablet now and it should be here tomorrow! yay!

    I ordered a Intuos3 A5 size
    Cool! Glad you found one =]

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