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Old 04-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Prototype 2 Over pricing

Once again I will be skipping this title on AUS steam due to overpricing. $50 on the US site, $80 here.... no thanks. Stop the overpricing ffs. I haven't preordered a game on steam since deus ex....
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Wow 80 bucks? That's ridiculous. I wonder why it's so much there.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Wow 80 bucks? That's ridiculous. I wonder why it's so much there.
It's $80 there for the same reason it'll be $15-20 in Russia.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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OP, blame your country's stupid USD to AUD currency conversion for that.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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OP, blame your country's stupid USD to AUD currency conversion for that.
Actually it has nothing to do with currency conversion. The only one to blame for this for years now are the people behind the Steam shop. They usually take the Dollar-prices for the U.S. market and slap a Euro sign behind it, instead of making a proper conversion.

Prototype 2 costs 50 Dollar on the U.S. market, roughly 38 Euro today. Here in Germany the game costs 50 Euro, which is 66 Dollar. No idea what things like currency conversion could have to do with this.

This practice is keeping me from buying new games on Steam for years now.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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OP, blame your country's stupid USD to AUD currency conversion for that.
Then you realise the AUD has been really high often even higher than the USD for aaages.

1.00 USD

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0.995156 AUD
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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OP I don't blame you anything that costs over .01 cents USD by Activision is over paying.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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Actually it has nothing to do with currency conversion. The only one to blame for this for years now are the people behind the Steam shop. They usually take the Dollar-prices for the U.S. market and slap a Euro sign behind it, instead of making a proper conversion.

Prototype 2 costs 50 Dollar on the U.S. market, roughly 38 Euro today. Here in Germany the game costs 50 Euro, which is 66 Dollar. No idea what things like currency conversion could have to do with this.

This practice is keeping me from buying new games on Steam for years now.
This.

Fat Gabe unfortunately got away with this sh*t. Even though the European Commission could fine Steam for collecting VAT in countries such as Norway (No VAT there), and differentiating between country. Most UK people used to get better deals than the EU or the US, but that might've changed.
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