GTA V: UK Gamers paying 30% less for pre-orders than European counterparts

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    I guess Dave and Cleggie missed a golden opportunity there! :)
     
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    link down ?

    now its there lol
     
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    I buy games and software from Amazon UK, problem solved...
     

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    Kaerar Master Guru

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    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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    Maybe, just maybe, the voice artists in those countries are expensive, really expensive
     
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    Dear Guru3D...

    Show Australian prices in comparison to the rest : >
     
  8. Kaerar

    Kaerar Master Guru

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    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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    but the disks for the Australian version are made of gold, you conveniently left THAT out...
     
  10. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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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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    UK Gamers = PC gaming master race

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  12. The Chubu

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    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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    Mainly fuel from airplane, shipping to Australia is costly, this should be obvious :\
     
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    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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    In other news people in the UK don't get screwed over prices for a change
     

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    It's £32.00 in tesco today.
     
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    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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    about time we got something cheap in the uk
     
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    Many thanks. :massacre:
     

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