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Postwar
24th Feb 2012, 19:08
Here's the problem:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/28050/?cc=us;
http://store.steampowered.com/app/28050/?cc=eu.

I really wanted to buy the game, but after seeing this, I think I'll hold off for now.

Dr_Bob
24th Feb 2012, 19:59
If you give me £10.19 on PayPal, I'll gift the game to you.

10.19 British pounds = 12.0158571 Euros

Postwar
24th Feb 2012, 20:22
If you give me £10.19 on PayPal, I'll gift the game to you.

10.19 British pounds = 12.0158571 Euros

I wouldn't want to do that. That's against the TOS.

Just give us fair pricing, Eidos.

68_pie
24th Feb 2012, 21:49
It's £5.50 on amazon.co.uk (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006ZN66TA/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=pa0a-21&camp=2902&creative=19466&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B006ZN66TA&adid=03ZB7KN0YQVAW6PYAKYK&). Don't know how much the postage would be for you.

Romeo
24th Feb 2012, 22:19
I wouldn't want to do that. That's against the TOS.

Just give us fair pricing, Eidos.
Would that be Eidos, or Steam? That's not the first time I've heard of screwy price differences on Steam...

Serendip1ty
25th Feb 2012, 06:17
Would that be Eidos, or Steam? That's not the first time I've heard of screwy price differences on Steam...

Oh plz... like games on steam is the only store affected by regional market differentiation.

You see these kind of threads all the time on the internet.

Why is my £599/€599 laptop/phone/TV/whatever.. only $599 (or less) in the US?! That's so unfair!

Always the same answer:

Different market = different regulations = different costs = different price = blame the capitalist system

Senka
25th Feb 2012, 06:21
Except with physical products costs of transport (and some other things) increases the price. With physical items this isn't really a problem so pricing should be closer to equal.

For future reference: http://www.steamprices.com/ Just change to whatever country you're in.

tZer
26th Feb 2012, 10:06
The funny thing is, what Steam is doing would be illegal under EU law, as they are having different prices for UK and other EU countries and prevent people from buying from the cheaper service, but as they are entirely US-based, of course they can't really do anything about it.

ZakKa89
26th Feb 2012, 13:18
Meh its cheap enough either way. Just get the game and enjoy it.

Postwar
26th Feb 2012, 13:42
Meh its cheap enough either way. Just get the game and enjoy it.

I wouldn't say $49.99 is cheap enough for a half-year old video game.

Romeo
27th Feb 2012, 01:21
I wouldn't say $49.99 is cheap enough for a half-year old video game.
For a "new" product (I don't mean chronologically, I mean as in "not used") it's not outrageous. I know what you mean though, it's a bit ridiculous when it's far cheaper in every other market.