Originally Posted by Wile E
Absolutely nothing else in the computer industry is like that in EU. Why should Steam be any different?
They are doing the same thing as EVERYONE ELSE. So why is it OK for others, but not Steam?
I think EU's socialist style of economy sucks. If somebody has made something they want to sell, they should be able to sell it at any price they see fit, and they shouldn't have to disclose any secrets about it either.
Others are not overcharging so much as Valve wanted to do. As I have explained retail has a lot more costs involved, so a higher price is justified. Anyway we've been complaining about the retail prices in the EU many times so I don't know where the people are taking now the stupid idea that we are compfortable with retail prices. Because someone does something wrong, that doesnˇt give you the right to do the same. Only little kids think that way, at least here in Spain.
As I too said I don't really and necesarily see anything wrong in them charging whatever they want, as long as THEY charge the same for everybody (then let any country decide the VAT they want to charge) or ultimately if they had the balls of admiting why.
If others selling in retail charged the same in EU and the US that wouldn't be fair for US customers or developers, because (AGAIN
) the cost of selling anyhing in EU, specially when it comes from the US is higher. But Steam is not the same, there are not any extra expenses derived from selling in the EU so, ethically, morally or whatever form you want to call it (maybe even legally, we'll see), they do not have the right to charge more in the EU than in the rest of the world.
If they set the price too high, and it doesn't sell, they fail. Where's the problem here?
Discrimination violates the human rights AFAIK.