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Activision Screws European Steam Customers [24492]

 
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ggrobot
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Activision Screws European Steam Customers [24492] Reply with quote

It seems that if you want to

buy Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on Steam and live in the USA it will cost you $49.95, but in Europe that price is $69.95 + tax. According to

the original story on gaming-resources.com, it would seem Valve have confirmed that prices on Steam are set by the publisher, in this cas

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ehi USA it's not our fault if € >>> $ ah ah ah Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It happens for almost everything.

When something enters in Europe the price is "magically" adjusted with a +30%. Automobiles, consumer electronics, you name it.

And it doesn't matter if the item is coming from USA, Japan or elsewhere.

When the local currencies were weaker than US dollars, import something was painful because US dollar was stronger.

Now that the Euro is a lot stronger than US dollar, import something is still painful against any logic simply because the final user pays for it 30-60% more than the original price in US dollars.

Way to go.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im in Ireland and got it for 31.99 euro inc p&p from uk ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: oh really..... Reply with quote

That's stupid
I wont buy the game then.... pottytrain2
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$49.95 USD = £23.74 (*£1 GBP = 2.10443 USD) + 17.5% VAT = £4.15
£23.74 + £4.15 = £27.89 Total

btw 31.99 EUR = 22.3021 GBP

In other words buy from a store which should retail at around £30 or download a pirated version choice is yours, i know which i'd choose.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am used to it as it’s always dearer on average sometimes just worse than others.

Now, where did I put that bottle of rum, oh there it is.
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