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Steyene
06-06-2008, 08:45 PM
Alright, today I really saw how ridiculously priced everything gaming related in Australia is. Just to show you, here is some examples.

Current Exchange Rate:

$100 AUD is worth $96.16 USD
Yet

|In Australia| In USA
Xbox 360 Pro |$579.95 | $349.99
PS3 40Gb |$699.00 |$399.99
The Orange Box|$99.95 |$84.95
BF:BC 360 |$99.95 | $59.99
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Total |$1478.85 |$894.92
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Total AUD |$1479.85 |$930.66
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Total USD |$1423.02 |$894.92
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Difference |$549.19 AUD |$528.10 USD


This is ****ing ridiculous, I mean its pretty much a 1:1 ratio with the exchange, but here is Aust. we are paying about 160% of US prices for games then about 175% for consoles.

MiniMan
06-06-2008, 09:01 PM
Doesn't Australia use pounds? Or did you convert it all to dollars?

Dudeman
06-06-2008, 09:02 PM
Can you import from eBay or something?


Man that sucks.

Steyene
06-06-2008, 09:44 PM
Can't import from Ebay unless it is region free, as Australia uses PAL.

Lawl@ Miniman, no Australia has been using decimal currency for almost 50 years now.

At least with Steam, I can get everything about 50% cheaper. But I forgot to mention that with console games, they are on average $110 after the release of it.

MiniMan
06-06-2008, 09:48 PM
Hrm....

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/2852/priecps5.png

Steyene
06-06-2008, 10:05 PM
Lawl, funny Miniman.

2-D
06-07-2008, 02:52 AM
lol import prices

Apples
06-07-2008, 02:16 PM
Hrm....

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/2852/priecps5.png

I lol' d.

alive
06-07-2008, 03:57 PM
Poor you. In Norway a normal xbox 360 costs about 600 bucks. A computer game costs 100-130.

Steyene
06-07-2008, 05:50 PM
What is the conversion rate though.

Found it

1 NOK to USD = 0.200176 USD

If the prices you gave me are in Kronor you guys get a 360 for $120 USD

But if it is already converted, that is about what we pay.

alive
06-07-2008, 06:22 PM
5 kroner=1 USD, an xbox costs about 3000 kroner, a game costs 500-650.

Steyene
06-07-2008, 06:25 PM
Yeah, the console price is about the same, the games are a lot more expensive though :[

Myself
06-07-2008, 07:28 PM
I but games over steam. Cheapness.

Guest.
06-07-2008, 09:34 PM
Import them from New Zealand. It's cheaper.