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RE4:WE Aussie Rip Off

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by cookiemonsta11111, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. cookiemonsta11111

    cookiemonsta11111 Huge Member

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    Days ago Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition was released in the US for the budget price of US$29.99, yet in a couple of days , on the 5th of July here in Australia RE4:WE is going to be released for AU$70.00.

    Although here is Oz AU$70 is a considered a budget price. Now those of us that actually now about exchange rates now that we are getting ripped. See US$30 = about AU$35 yet we may have to play double that.

    WTF?!?
     
  2. Sovieto

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    but your economy might not suck as much as ours?
     
  3. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    no matter the reason, that is just straight rough, sorry you guys get ripped that hard.
     
  4. Happy

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    70 au dollars = £30, thats what I have to pay for it :prrr:
     
  5. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Yeah
    UK get ripped off all the time...
     
  6. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    We are practically "Rip-Off Central." :lol:
     
  7. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    LOL, Too right
     
  8. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    byuakuya, there's no "practically" about it.

    ours is normally a straight conversion, what gets released
    in the states for $400 cost £400 over here, which at current
    rates is a shade under £200.
     
  9. jared19

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    Proud to be an American lol..

    But seriously, that stinks for you all. Just be glad you got strikers while we get POKEMON. I think thats worse than the High prices :)
     
  10. Marc

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    Paid £24.99 for mine :D
     
  11. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    couldnt agree with you more, im disappointed that we ended up with pokemon when everybody else got strikers.
     
  12. uk_louis_1986

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    i had to had to pay £30, thinking of making my wii play imports, then it makes it all fair
     
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    If any of you understood how economies worked you'd realise we don't get ripped off as badly as is made out in the UK...

    Everything is relative. American's earn average salaries of around $22,000 in the same way it's about £22,000 in the UK. The fact our money is worth more in their country is completely irrelevant.... Thus £30 for the average Joe in the UK is the same sort of expenditure from their incomes as $30 is for the average Joe in America. It's no where near as bad as everyone makes out....
     
  14. Wiily Good

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    Well explained DazzeL. This is true in UK however in Australia...

    American average wage: $35000
    Australian average wage: $40000 / 14.25% more.

    American Full Price Game: $50
    Projected Australian Price: $57
    Actual Australian Price: $100
    Rip-Off: $43

    American Budget Game: $30
    Projected Australian Price: $34
    Actual Australian Price: $60-$80
    Rip Off: $26-$46

    American Wii: $250
    Projected Australian Price: $286
    Actual Australian Price: $400
    Rip-Off: $114
     
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    Saying something costs the equivilant of $70 USD in one area and $30 in another area isn't enough information. For instance, what is the average income in each region? the average cost of living?
     
  16. blueovalboy7

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    well we could do it that way, but prices are the same throughout the country if you shop at the same store. so how willy put it makes more sense, it is based on averages, not the individual person or region, but the area as a whole. and im sorry that you guys get ripped so hard, and i don't like paying what they charge here so i can only imagine how you guys feel.
     
  17. superfly30

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    I don't know why people complain about pricing, it all comes down to market forces. The prices are set based upon what they think a large number of people will be willing to pay. If you don't like the price don't buy it. It's pretty simple really.
     
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    Mod chips are completely legal in AU so I have no sympathy for you. Just import the damn US version
     

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