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Valve does this with every country.

Which is great for us Canadians, since $1 US = 80c CDN. So I basically get 20% off all of my steam purchases.

And its not just Valve, the EU needs to wake up and realize that this happens all the time. I pay the same for my 360 games as the americans do, despite the dollar.
    
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a lot of people are completely missing the point here. under mugabe sellers charge a bajillion zimbabwean dollars for a loaf of bread because they can, does that mean it's right?
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Originally Posted by Blacky View Post
you're an idiot. how is it fair to charge different prices for the exact same thing just because we aren't americans?
You may have noticed through Steam you're not paying VAT.

You may have also noticed that any product you buy from any other country will probably cost more than if you bought it from within that country.

Import/export taxes are nothing new. If you'd like they could charge you the euro/dollar exchange rate and then just tax you, you'd be paying the same amount or more. If the Euro gains a lot more value on the dollar then your argument would being holding more value. But on the flipside if the American Dollar becomes more valuable then you'll be glad they're not using an exchange rate.
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post #144 of 162
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a lot of people are completely missing the point here. under mugabe sellers charge a bajillion zimbabwean dollars for a loaf of bread because they can, does that mean it's right?
you fail at understanding basic economics
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post #145 of 162
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Originally Posted by Steroids View Post
I understand that you are getting jipped here, but they can charge you what they want, as they are the one selling it. go else where or get stuck paying the bill.. no offense to any euros here.
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that's just stupid, hope you get funked over currency conversions one day.
post #146 of 162
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I naturally disregard posts that:
  • Begin with 'lol'.
  • Don't use any capitalisation.
  • Don't use any punctuation
  • Don't make any kind of sense.

Care to explain why you say that?
Somewhere in the quoted post, there is a good deal of irony.
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I naturally disregard posts that:
  • Begin with 'lol'.
  • Don't use any capitalisation.
  • Don't use any punctuation
  • Don't make any kind of sense.

Care to explain why you say that?
lol lattyware if a cow plus a chicken equals a monkey then you suck which is to say youre awesome
    
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post #148 of 162
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Valve does this with every country.

Which is great for us Canadians, since $1 US = 80c CDN. So I basically get 20% off all of my steam purchases.
If that was the case, why did GTA IV cost me $63 on steam? They do it by exchange rate.

Because our dollar is worth less, we have to pay more of ours to make up for it.
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Somewhere in the quoted post, there is a good deal of irony.
Disregard was the wrong word then, 'doubt' might be more apt.
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You may have noticed through Steam you're not paying VAT.

You may have also noticed that any product you buy from any other country will probably cost more than if you bought it from within that country.

Import/export taxes are nothing new. If you'd like they could charge you the euro/dollar exchange rate and then just tax you, you'd be paying the same amount or more. If the Euro gains a lot more value on the dollar then your argument would being holding more value. But on the flipside if the American Dollar becomes more valuable then you'll be glad they're not using an exchange rate.

As of December 1st import tax can only be charged on item imported for personal use if valued over £105. On the plus side with Valve at least VAT is now included in the list price rather than stuck on at the very end of the transaction!
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