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Dear CCP: 1 USD is not equal to 1 Euro..

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Denethal Lanthiraeth
Eden's Knights of Malta
#1 - 2013-12-22 07:27:10 UTC
Today I noticed that you're promoting "EVE: THE SECOND DECADE COLLECTOR'S EDITION" for 99.99 USD / 99.99 Euro from the launcher.

Why do europeans have to pay 136.72 USD for the same package as americans get for 99.99 USD?
It's not the VAT, as that would total up to only 115 USD.

99.99 USD is, with todays exchange rates, 73 Euro.

ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#2 - 2013-12-22 08:06:14 UTC
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4027490#post4027490

tldr: the Euro price already includes the tax (VAT)... for the US it is "$99 + tax" (because each US state has a different sales tax).
James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-12-22 08:08:42 UTC
Oh look, this thread again.
Yawn.

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Amarant'h
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2013-12-22 08:16:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Amarant'h
So the CCP has their manufacturing in states? Thought it would be better in the europe.. Just concerning about the taxes.

Edit: Nvm, red the text too quickly. My bad.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#5 - 2013-12-22 09:15:52 UTC
Denethal Lanthiraeth wrote:


Why do europeans have to pay 136.72 USD for the same package as americans get for 99.99 USD?
It's not the VAT, as that would total up to only 115 USD.



You use U.S. dollars in Europe?

Secondly; show a little respect and capitalize country names. I can see that your shift key isn't broken. So use it.

Mr Epeen Cool
Kate stark
#6 - 2013-12-22 09:17:47 UTC
really? there's already a thread about this.
search ************, do you use it?

Yay, this account hasn't had its signature banned. or its account, if you're reading this.

Plug in Baby
Broken Hearts Love Chocolate
#7 - 2013-12-22 09:20:40 UTC
Small price to pay to not live in america.

This is not a forum alt, this is a forum main.

Mr Pragmatic
#8 - 2013-12-22 09:29:44 UTC
Plug in Baby wrote:
Small price to pay to not live in america.


Please tell what wonderful land you hail from?

Super cali hella yolo swaga dopeness.  -Yoloswaggins, in the fellowship of the bling.

TharOkha
0asis Group
#9 - 2013-12-22 09:49:44 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4027490#post4027490

tldr: the Euro price already includes the tax (VAT)... for the US it is "$99 + tax" (because each US state has a different sales tax).


Hmm... then i wonder why i can buy CD keys from US sites (not just for EVE, but any game, steam cd keys etc) for much much lower price.

For example if i want to buy any game directly on Steam i need to pay 50 eur while americans need to pay just 50usd (36 eur).... I wonder then why i can buy cd keys from 3rd party sites and pay jut 50 usd (36eur).

This "US dont have VAt included" Bullsh.. is nonsense

As well as this "US dont have 2y warranty" .... They are selling Software, not vacuum cleaners for f.. sake... Roll

Also its interesting that this "VAT included" bullsh... is always 1:1 (EUR to USD), no matter what exchange rate of both those currencies is. Evil

Radgette
EVE Irn Bru Distribution
#10 - 2013-12-22 09:56:35 UTC
Also incase you didn't realise Musterbrand is a German company

Musterbrand GmbH

Holstenwall 7
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Web: www.musterbrand.com
E-Mail: info@musterbrand.com
Phone: +49 40 730 57 973

Director: Knut Jochen Bergel

registered at register court: Amtsgericht Hamburg
Register number: HRB Nr. 123280
Sales tax identification number: DE 28 32 63 735

/stirs pot :P
Tollen Gallen
Glory of Reprisal Enterprise
#11 - 2013-12-22 10:00:24 UTC
Radgette wrote:


/stirs pot :P






I like Soup.

Zimmy Zeta - I f*cking love martinis. the original ones, with gin, not that vodka martini crap. Your old Friends can use me for 7 days, free!!!

Mr Pragmatic
#12 - 2013-12-22 10:01:14 UTC
TharOkha wrote:
ShahFluffers wrote:
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4027490#post4027490

tldr: the Euro price already includes the tax (VAT)... for the US it is "$99 + tax" (because each US state has a different sales tax).


Hmm... then i wonder why i can buy CD keys from US sites (not just for EVE, but any game, steam cd keys etc) for much much lower price.

For example if i want to buy any game directly on Steam i need to pay 50 eur while americans need to pay just 50usd (36 eur).... I wonder then why i can buy cd keys from 3rd party sites and pay jut 50 usd (36eur).

This "US dont have VAt included" Bullsh.. is nonsense

As well as this "US dont have 2y warranty" .... They are selling Software, not vacuum cleaners for f.. sake... Roll

Also its interesting that this "VAT included" bullsh... is always 1:1 (EUR to USD), no matter what exchange rate of both those currencies is. Evil




You can blame the wonderful EU for imposing so many taxes to support all the other nations.

Say thank you to Germany, rest of EU.

'Thank you Germany." -Rest of EU

Super cali hella yolo swaga dopeness.  -Yoloswaggins, in the fellowship of the bling.

Themanfromdalmontee
EVE RADIO ARMY
#13 - 2013-12-22 10:38:59 UTC
Mr Pragmatic wrote:
Plug in Baby wrote:
Small price to pay to not live in america.


Please tell what wonderful land you hail from?


Plenty of places better than America, but going into it would be talking political and we don't do that here.

Hey I'm British I don't want to buy in Euros as its nasty money. Pound Stirling price please Mr CCP
Grey Azorria
Federation Industries
#14 - 2013-12-22 12:38:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Grey Azorria
Mr Epeen wrote:
Denethal Lanthiraeth wrote:


Why do europeans have to pay 136.72 USD for the same package as americans get for 99.99 USD?
It's not the VAT, as that would total up to only 115 USD.



You use U.S. dollars in Europe?

Secondly; show a little respect and capitalize country names. I can see that your shift key isn't broken. So use it.

Mr Epeen Cool

Poor capitalization aside, I think he means that once you remove the VAT from the 99 EUR package (~83 EUR, VAT at 20%) it converts into about 115 USD - so pre tax, the US version is a bit cheaper.

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Sometimes when I post, I look at my sig and wish that I'd follow my own god damned advice.

Logan Revelore
Symbiotic Systems
#15 - 2013-12-22 13:16:15 UTC
The USD = EUR is an often applied scam by almost all game companies.

It's done simply because they can, they know they're making europeans pay more, even though we already have the highest tax (almost 50% in my country), but we pay it anyway since we're given only two choices, pay or don't play.
Plug in Baby
Broken Hearts Love Chocolate
#16 - 2013-12-22 13:38:05 UTC
Mr Pragmatic wrote:
Plug in Baby wrote:
Small price to pay to not live in america.


Please tell what wonderful land you hail from?


The UK, which is far from wonderful.

This is not a forum alt, this is a forum main.

Kate stark
#17 - 2013-12-22 13:41:26 UTC
Plug in Baby wrote:
Mr Pragmatic wrote:
Plug in Baby wrote:
Small price to pay to not live in america.


Please tell what wonderful land you hail from?


The UK, which is far from wonderful.


I dunno, i'm living the dream. i live near a chocolate factory.

Yay, this account hasn't had its signature banned. or its account, if you're reading this.

Ptraci
3 R Corporation
#18 - 2013-12-22 14:51:19 UTC
Denethal Lanthiraeth wrote:
Today I noticed that you're promoting "EVE: THE SECOND DECADE COLLECTOR'S EDITION" for 99.99 USD / 99.99 Euro from the launcher.

Why do europeans have to pay 136.72 USD for the same package as americans get for 99.99 USD?
It's not the VAT, as that would total up to only 115 USD.

99.99 USD is, with todays exchange rates, 73 Euro.



The price is determined by what the market will bear. Europeans are used to being shafted in this manner, it makes them feel superior and wealthier than their colonial friends. So bend over and take it once again.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#19 - 2013-12-22 14:59:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Kate stark wrote:
Plug in Baby wrote:
The UK, which is far from wonderful.
I dunno, i'm living the dream. i live near a chocolate factory.

Brummie P Could be worse, could be Dudley.

I dread to think what the Aussies get charged, they normally get hammered twice as hard as Europe in currency exchanges.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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SeenButNotHeard
Perkone
Caldari State
#20 - 2013-12-22 15:03:52 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Kate stark wrote:
Plug in Baby wrote:
The UK, which is far from wonderful.
I dunno, i'm living the dream. i live near a chocolate factory.

Brummie P Could be worse, could be Dudley.

I dread to think what the Aussies get charged, they normally get hammered twice as hard as Europe in currency exchanges.


Don't you mean Broooomoiiii?

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