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    And yet again GB is getting ripped off

    I see from the new price off for Annual VIP USD = 79.99 GBP 63.99 that gives an exchange rate of 1.25USD = £1. the official exchange rate is about 1.60USD to £1. that means one of 2 things

    a) turbine is still using exchange rate for about 2008 when we had the full credit crunch.

    or

    b) we in UK and possible Europe getting charged more for the same game and content than the US players are.

    the first is an error but the second is well interesting but would not be a first for us in the UK.


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    $80 is around £47. If you add 20% VAT on top, that's around £56. Probably they use a fixed exchange rate making it slightly higher. I'm not sure how the US price is affected by taxes, but prices don't normally include the tax until the point of sale.
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    Galuhad foreign counties don't have to pay tax. And Turbine doesn't include tax for people outside of the US so that's not the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagluk View Post
    Galuhad foreign counties don't have to pay tax. And Turbine doesn't include tax for people outside of the US so that's not the issue.
    I wasn't aware, thanks for pointing that out.
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    yesterday (5:04 pm) Turbine posted a note at their site (where the offer is mentioned) recognizing that the prices displayed were incorrect. They specifically mentioned that people who paid the higher GBP price will receive a refund.

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    Has the new price been updated??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagluk View Post
    Galuhad foreign counties don't have to pay tax. And Turbine doesn't include tax for people outside of the US so that's not the issue.
    Thats not entireley true either. In online commerce EU countries require non-EU companies to pay tax. This was also discussed for Euro prices at HD release.
    Still no idea if this applies to GB as they have quite a lot of EU law exceptions.

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    What are the conditions to get the VAT back in the US? As far as I am aware, in Europe there is no country which refunds the VAT for computer games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paragnosis View Post
    yesterday (5:04 pm) Turbine posted a note at their site (where the offer is mentioned) recognizing that the prices displayed were incorrect. They specifically mentioned that people who paid the higher GBP price will receive a refund.
    Please refer to the other thread where this issue was addressed and resolved.

 

 

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