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#122138 20/10/03 03:22 AM
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Now this is a sign of a good game, when the price, eight months later, is higher than the price at release. I originally bought Divine Divinity at Electronics Boutique for AU$67. It's now AU$70. It's not much of a rise, but still, most things go down after eight months!

#122139 20/10/03 09:08 AM
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What´s the currency exchange rate compared to USD or Euro?

because this seems very very expensive! I payed less than 30 Euro (almost = USD)


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#122140 20/10/03 02:00 PM
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It just means EB is trying real hard to screw people over, at least the EB games stores in your area, I see it here at EB games for a mere 29.99$ canadian.

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#122141 20/10/03 02:42 PM
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well people I really do not know anything about euro or yen or any other type of money, but I tell you that my Divine Divinity cost $44.95 in EB Games in Puerto Rico (USA money) so I really do not care how much it's cost WE ALL KNOW IT'S WORTH IT !!!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!


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#122142 20/10/03 02:59 PM
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$19.99 at best buy here in the good ol' U.S. of A. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/alien.gif" alt="" />

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In France there is a new edition of Divinity for 19 euro.
But someone said that for this price there is no manual ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
I don't want to talk again about publishers and i keep my thoughts for myself.

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I bought my copy for 10 euro. I know what your thinking: Lucky [nocando]!


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I bought my copy for 10 euro. I know what your thinking: Lucky [nocando]!

With a manual ????

#122146 20/10/03 05:23 PM
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It's Ł14.99 here in Britain (= $25 or €21.50)

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it's 14€ in belgium ;p (sell-out in Ghent)
but in some shops 49.95€

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I bought my copy for 10 euro. I know what your thinking: Lucky [nocando]!

With a manual ????

yes


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#122149 20/10/03 07:12 PM
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it's 14€ in belgium ;p (sell-out in Ghent)
but in some shops 49.95€

I bought it for 10 euro in the Media Market in Antwerp Poet.


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Ah, another "prices thread" had popped up again. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />

Originally, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> costed in Germany 45 Euro (in German the plural form of "Euro" is "Euro" NOT "Euros" <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) , but now it costs 29.99 Euro here.



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media market waaaay too far away <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />

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What´s the currency exchange rate compared to USD or Euro?

because this seems very very expensive! I payed less than 30 Euro (almost = USD)

As of today, the exchange rates are roughly

AU$1.00 = US$0.70 = EU$0.60
AU$1.40 = US$1.00 = EU$0.85
AU$1.65 = US$1.15 = EU$1.00

Most new release PC games are $80-$90 here in any shop. We pay a lot for that sort of stuff. But I take heart in the fact that most other living expenses are cheaper.

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Hm, that would be EUR 42.42 in your country (70 AUS divided by 1.65, correct?). I just checked my bill from last year: I paid EUR 45.99, fresh after the release, German version.
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That's right, or $70 x 0.6 = $42

So perhaps prices here aren't all that bad after all?

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Depends on, HEF - I haven't got all bills from my games, I just happened to have the Div one - after the EUR was initiated in Europe, game prices went up steeply in Germany. Average price previous to EUR was 30-40 EUR(60-80 DM), now you rarely find a new game under 40 EUR (fresh after release, prices go down after a while, but if I'm interested, I can't wait).
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TOEE, Engl. version = 39.53 EUR via amazon
NWN = 49.90
NWN addon = 29.95
Syberia, budget = 19.99
Gothic 1 budget = 10
BG 2 = 45 (EUR, bought in DM, so double the price)
IWD = 30 (EUR, but bought in DM that time, double it)

enough numbers to compare?

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That looks about right after translating into Australian prices. Our budget games don't go down that quickly though. You can get them for AU$10, but it takes about four to five years.

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Ah, I just bought those 2 budget games because I had lent my games and didn't get them back - hoarding heart, remember? Prob is, I don't have a box and paper manual, I hate this about budgets. I need a box to feel happy <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />

Gothic 1 is old, German release in 2001.
Update:
NWN was 52.99 in the 2nd shop, my first CD was defect and I had to go to another trader. This is robbery!
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