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    Why Does UK Get Bullied

    Ok so BestBuy sells Wiimotes for $39.99 and thats 19.99 so why do us UK people get charged 29.99 per Wiimote?

    We get Bullied And it's annoying...

    US got Wii for $250 which is 129 - We got charged 179 (With Wii Sports obviously)

    Why do we get charged so much? Were far away I know but thats bollocks



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_Smurf
    Ok so BestBuy sells Wiimotes for $39.99 and thats 19.99 so why do us UK people get charged 29.99 per Wiimote?

    We get Bullied And it's annoying...

    US got Wii for $250 which is 129 - We got charged 179 (With Wii Sports obviously)

    Why do we get charged so much? Were far away I know but thats bollocks
    the wii is more expensive because you got the real DVD box of wii sports

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    I think that it is because of your region and also the fact that they have to make entirely different cables for your consoles also. I am not sure but I also think that the currency exchange may not be good in your country therefore the up in price.

    Edit: yes you do also get a real box for wii sports. But I dont see that much of a markup for cost on such a little thing lol.

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    Its more tax and import duties (the price you pay for living on an easily defendable island) than anything else. There is little things like the plugs but europe is pretty solidly 2-pin plugs and they only get a slight saving on what we get.

    More importantly Im still trying to work out why our launch was a full 3 weeks after the US one. That was a kick in the balls, unless of course they needed all that time to produce dvd cases for wii sports .
    Last edited by Big_Mill; 12-28-2006 at 08:25 PM.

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    Did UK got screwed over like the US did not having enough and stores not getting shipments they were supposed to? Its probably a dumb question to ask so sorry if I missed something.

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    We most certainly did. In fact some pre-orders are still unfulfilled now. In the end I cancelled mine and imported one from germany where they seemed to have no such problems.

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    you need different power cords because your outlets are different than NA. It costs money to make them. And whats the big deal. Its worth it.

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    No its not
    Its the goverment 17.5% vat on every thing


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