Dead pack prices and difference - USA/EU??

By on October 31, 2013 3:26:28 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

athelasloraiel

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I wanted to buy it ASPAP, but when I saw the price I thought someone is trying to mug me.

In USA the price is what, 4$?

EU pays almost 5€ which is substantialy higher.

 

So, why?

and has anyone got extra to trade/give/sell me

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October 31, 2013 9:04:13 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I agree, it is steam which are toying with us. 4$ is equal to 2.92 € so we are paying almost double what players in the States pay

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October 31, 2013 9:08:33 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

US Price is currently $4.99, which is currently 3.64 € according to Google.

Currently 5.00 € ~ $6.85 US.

FWIW.

 

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October 31, 2013 9:31:11 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

You need to factor in VAT and that the exchange rates quoted by Google are mid market rates which you will never get .  Typically you will be a few % off that, so while it is still more expensive in euros that's mostly due to the above and the rest is probably Steam making it their next price point.

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October 31, 2013 2:51:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Why not buy it direct from Stardock and then activate it on Steam (which is what I have done for all the DLC)

 

Stardock price $4.99 = £3.10 (or €3.67) here in the UK as opposed to the Steam price of £3.99

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October 31, 2013 3:09:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

For Euroes/Aussies, it's almost always better to buy direct from Stardock- and Stardock makes the same if not more money out of it that way as well (no cut goes to Steam).

 

 

 

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October 31, 2013 3:53:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I just found out I can buy at stardock and then use the code!

in steam.

 

I dont think Steam makes no money from direct buys...

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October 31, 2013 5:37:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah, buy directly if euro. More money for stardock, less for steam

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