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GTA V: UK Gamers paying 30% less for pre-orders than European counterparts
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Default GTA V: UK Gamers paying 30% less for pre-orders than European counterparts - 09-19-2013, 14:01 | posts: 20,477 | Location: Guru3D testlab

European gamers will have to pay substantially more than their British counterparts when it comes to pre-ordering the eagerly awaited release of Rockstar's*Grand Theft Auto 5 ...

GTA V: UK Gamers paying 30% less for pre-orders than European counterparts
   
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Default 09-19-2013, 14:27 | posts: 1,005 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

I guess Dave and Cleggie missed a golden opportunity there!
   
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Default 09-19-2013, 14:32 | posts: 1,219 | Location: uk sheffield

link down ?

now its there lol
   
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Default 09-19-2013, 15:07 | posts: 10,729 | Location: Finland

I buy games and software from Amazon UK, problem solved...
   
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Default 09-19-2013, 16:57 | posts: 194 | Location: In Oblivion's Dreams

lol that's almost as bad as the Aussie Price Gouging...

Except there's no excuse for a different language version here...
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 02:47 | posts: 1,138 | Location: Indonesia

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Prices in each country refer to standard editions with language localization
Maybe, just maybe, the voice artists in those countries are expensive, really expensive
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 03:57 | posts: 2,116 | Location: 0.0.0.0

Dear Guru3D...

Show Australian prices in comparison to the rest : >
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 04:15 | posts: 194 | Location: In Oblivion's Dreams

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Show Australian prices in comparison to the rest : >
UK 34.99 (20% V.A.T.) for Xbox or PS3

Australia $109.95 (10% GST) or 64.79. That's the price from EBGames.com.au

That's a whopping 85% more than the UK pricing...

Admittedly that's not the whole story as JB Hi-Fi are selling copies for $89 or 52.45 which is still 50% more than UK.

Big W however did have a more respectable $78 (45.97)for the game making it only 31% more than the UK. They do state it's a limited time offer though.

This isn't even bringing into the debate that the cost of living in the UK is about half that of Australia either, making the current price gouging twice as bad...
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 04:18 | posts: 1,688 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

but the disks for the Australian version are made of gold, you conveniently left THAT out...
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 05:06 | posts: 2,116 | Location: 0.0.0.0

0's and 1's are more expensive in Australia... True Story..

US to Australian Dollar is very close... Australian prices should be close to the US... but are not... because of reasons.

I don't know what those reasons are though..

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Default 09-20-2013, 05:23 | posts: 11,247 | Location: Finland

UK Gamers = PC gaming master race

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Default 09-20-2013, 07:21 | posts: 2,542 | Location: Look out!

Some first world country pays way less for a videogame and no one bats an eye, say that you're going to sell your game for less in 3rd world countries and everyone loses their minds!
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 13:57 | posts: 20

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0's and 1's are more expensive in Australia... True Story..

US to Australian Dollar is very close... Australian prices should be close to the US... but are not... because of reasons.

I don't know what those reasons are though..

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Mainly fuel from airplane, shipping to Australia is costly, this should be obvious :\
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 14:03 | posts: 263 | Location: far away from u

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Mainly fuel from airplane, shipping to Australia is costly, this should be obvious :\
It is obvious that they pack those 0's and 1's in cargo planes and then sell them in buckets.
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 14:05 | posts: 3,845 | Location: Cheshire, England

In other news people in the UK don't get screwed over prices for a change
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 14:28 | posts: 2,599 | Location: England

It's 32.00 in tesco today.
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 21:45 | posts: 171 | Location: canada

dam I feel bad for u kaerar but I know the feeling here in Canada we are gouged too considering the US right beside us with almost at par exchange rates.
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 22:14 | posts: 1,529 | Location: shropshire,UK

about time we got something cheap in the uk
   
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Default 09-20-2013, 22:19 | posts: 23,739 | Location: NZ

$98 in NZ.

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Default 09-21-2013, 00:05 | posts: 526 | Location: Old England

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UK Gamers = PC gaming master race

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