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Once again...Aussies getting ripped off

post #1 of 12
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Xbox One
98.00AUD
https://www.ebgames.com.au/xbox-one-162707-Call-of-Duty-Ghosts-Xbox-One
Ps4
98.00AUD
https://www.ebgames.com.au/ps4-162384-Call-of-Duty-Ghosts-PlayStation-4

Console prices
ps4: 549 AUD
https://www.ebgames.com.au/featured/playstation-4?utm_source=ebgames&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=hero&utm_content=ps4
Xbox One 599 AUD
https://www.ebgames.com.au/featured/xbox-one?utm_source=ebgames&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=hero&utm_content=xbox-one

I got to scratch my head and wonder why is the ps4 150 bucks above what canada or america would pay? The game prices sent chills down my spine.
post #2 of 12
Almost as ripped off as us Kiwis

PS4
Xbone

Ghost PS4
Ghost Xbone
post #3 of 12
Wow I just checked Amazon for prices over and we getting a rough deal as well

PS4 games are about $10AUD cheaper but the console is about $20AUD more expensive


The Xbox one is even worse, preorder price from Amazon is over $700AUD
post #4 of 12
....Maybe import tariffs? I don't know, but that sucks...
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Meh - we're pretty used to it by now....
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Maybe I should rename the thread to Europeans, Aussies and Kiwis, all getting screwed tongue.gif. Anyway, it has nothing to do with tariffs. It's Microsoft's and sony's arrogance. Adobe employees this shifty deal here as well and all the companies have completely dodged the question when they have been asked about the price difference. I could live with 30-40 dollar price difference but 100-250 bucks just sounds fishy to me.
post #7 of 12
Yeah, Europe gets screwed over too, it would be like 50€ cheaper if the conversion was made.
post #8 of 12
I feel your pain I have looked at buying from new egg and other american sites for various things but its just not worth importing either
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post #9 of 12
The globalisation of markets was supposed to get everyone the cheapest prices, regardless of what nation you come from. But of course, the evil mega corporations just have to price discriminate to capture all of our yummy consumer surplus. Curse you, capitalism!
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http://www.amazon.es/ACTIVISION-Call-of-Duty-Ghosts/dp/B00D3K6LY8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1371381087&sr=8-4&keywords=call+of+duty+ghosts

And the Euro is MUCH stronger than the AUD.

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