Originally Posted by Gzero
Lets clear this up a bit. Grand theft auto 4 costs £25
Thats a pretty good price for a popular game, and is expected.
I can't check the price on steam as the store is running slow for me.
But converting £25 into USD = $37
Converting £25 into EUR = 27.
So if it is $37 into 37 euros, then that is unfair (after tax).
Its cheaper to buy from play.com for both GTA 4 and Fallout 3 by 2 pounds.
Steam store didn't bring the advantage it promised to bring, which was supposed to be lower prices. I'd rather have my game disc than an account.
Buy Grand Theft Auto IV
Play.com is ripping euro buyers off too with the current pound to euro ratio. We can only buy with euros to outside UK address. If you change the currency in the corner that brings GTA IV to 34,99€. Still it's cheaper than In Finland, 38€ cheapest price or 41€ delivered.
I've just been using play.com for years, used to buy everything with pounds (saved a bit). Don't know when was the last time they have checked the conversion rate, have to write them about it. (and yeah I get that they are hiding the postage to the conversion, but almost 10€ is too much for a dvd). edit: did write them an e-mail, Friends 10 season boxset has £55/$82/60€ extra price in it if you just change the currency