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Canadian gamers getting screwed !!!!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wii-licious, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Wii-licious

    Wii-licious Wii360 FTW !!!!!

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    I'm a little tired of getting screwed mainly by retailers, console makers and games makers.

    We canadian are already paying more then american for our console and periphericals. Most retailers are selling product like if the exchange rate was 1$can =0,75 $us. This is'nt true for month now we are between 0,90 and 0,95 for 1/2 the year an today we reach 0,98!!!!!

    So common retailers and console builder stop screwing us and do something about it. I can understand that basic price point can be different in different market. But this is ridiculous.

    It cost less to all those company to import those products because of the canadian dollars rate.Do something. Oh yeah, you are doing something you are making more profit!!!!!!

    I just start shopping over internet for games because it's now cheaper if you avoid border fees.

    So other canadian you can express your anger here.:mad5: :mad5: :mad5:

    BTW i know about the australian situation so i know you get more screwed then us.
     
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  2. CantGetAWii

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    I guess I should be mad, but for me money isn't really an issue, plus I am careful as to which games I buy. For my fellow Canadians though you might be more angry than I am.
     
  3. Wii-licious

    Wii-licious Wii360 FTW !!!!!

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    i don't really have money problem..its more about getting screwed and knowing you cant do a dam thing about it...

    exemples:
    Nyko remote charger = 29,99 $us our price 39,99$can!!!! (0,75 rate)
    Resident Evil 4 wii = 29,99 $us our price 39,99$can!!!! (0,75 rate)

    I will buy the game i want anyway but it still bother me. I don't know why.:mad5:
     
  4. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    You should be mad, I agree that it's BS, if the exchange rate you posted is actually correct, then the prices should be much closer. I feel sorry for everybody who gets ripped off by exchange rates.
     
  5. Wii-licious

    Wii-licious Wii360 FTW !!!!!

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  6. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Yea, you guys are getting hosed, sorry about that.
     
  7. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    i couldn't care less, i work hard for my money, but i don't have to pay bills or anything so it's cool

    i don't consider canadians getting screwed, i just think that the u.s. has a luxury that we don't, and we just have to pay the average price....
     
  8. CHGN

    CHGN WiiChat Member

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    That's weak...
    I have to pay 25% more than US
    not only that, but there is less to choose from up here, i've seen next to no third party peripherals available in stores for wii so it leaves very few options when buyin shizet
     
  9. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    Well this is a first... someone who actually likes paying more than they have to :lol:
     
  10. bigwilliiy

    bigwilliiy Iam THE LAW!

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    you guys think it's bad check out australia (aka me)

    New Wii game: $50 US
    $100 Aus

    Wii controler: $40 Us
    $80 Aus

    i mean, you guys are complaining,



    also i thought this would be like one of those suck my dick threads...read the title
     
  11. Tairusu

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    I speak on behalf of all Americans when I say... we'll trade you cheap games for cheap prescriptions!

    :lol:
     
  12. bigwilliiy

    bigwilliiy Iam THE LAW!

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    WHEN DOES THE SHIPMENT ARRIVE????
     
  13. sagema

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    The US and Japan pay drastically less than any other country for games. I agree this needs to change. Australia pays $1000 for game consoles. That is beyond lame. I believe in equality, or at least something close to it.
     
  14. bigwilliiy

    bigwilliiy Iam THE LAW!

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    is this the time for communisum?
     
  15. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    i know i know, there is nothing we can do..............
     
  16. CHGN

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    1 Australian dollar= $.85 US
    1 Canadian Dollar =$0.999746 US as of when i made this post
    Canadians have more to be pissed off for
     
  17. Hybrid

    Hybrid :chuckle:

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    T'is true...but now our dollar is the same price
    as america. :p!
     
  18. CHGN

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    that won't affect prices the prices of Wii stuff, but wii points should drop from $25 to $20 since that is based off of USD values, everthing else would be about the same. The only good part is now we can go down southh and buy cheaper stuff (though we need passports now...wtf). I'm not sure exactly why wii stuff is more expensive, but if we do get it through the US it should be the same price since we got free trade with them. It's probably cuz of the japanese since we were kinda discriminative against them during WWII. ( we locked them all up at the PNE after taing all their possesions) People don't get over that kind of stuff. Plus, more wii's are gonna be sold in the US than Canada so that probably why it cheaper there( Us has a Much bigger market), so more people will get it. It is, after all, all about te $$$$
     
  19. CHGN

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    UPDATE:
    1 canadian dollar = 1.00022 US dollar
    barely over, but if US dollar keeps dropping, Candian will be noticably over
     
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  20. Clish

    Clish PM me if you add my wii

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    games are ok, we can just drive ove and get some... but cars on the other hand... i mean.... it is like half price over there if you want to get a car.... brand new S2K's are like $60k including flight and pdi and in the states it isl ike $45K ish ....
     

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