Euro Price ? 1$=1€ ?

Discussion in 'Dungeons of Dredmor General' started by Zanza, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Zanza

    Zanza Member

    Hi Developers!
    Can you give us some information about the Euro Price on Steam? Sadly mostly its handled 1$=1€ on Steam. But i dont know if this is a Steam Decision or a Developer/Publisher Decision.
    It would be nice to see the Euro Price equal to the Dollar price. Which means it should be about 3,5 Euro.
  2. dbaumgart

    dbaumgart Art Director Staff Member

    If I recall correctly, we just put "$4.99" in the appropriate form and it is the number we agreed upon with Valve in communications. I'm not sure if they do something different with that price and I do hope they don't.

    If we have anything to say about it, pricing will NOT vary by region. If this is the case, please let us know so that we can complain to the appropriate party.
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  3. ignorante

    ignorante Member

    It is set to 4,49€ with 10% off making it 4,04€, roughly equal to 6,27$ and 5,65$.
  4. dbaumgart

    dbaumgart Art Director Staff Member

    Ugh, yeah. This is not something we control. We'll try complaining to the appropriate party and see what can be done -- I don't know if the regional pricing is some kind of default Valve policy or something.
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  5. oldbob

    oldbob Member

    Valve are liars. Somewhere they said they can't do anything about the prices. They said the developers/publishers setting the prices. LOL
    I think they are making a bit more profit from us herpderp Europeans. I wonder if they give the additional money to the developers/pubslishers....
  6. feal87

    feal87 Member

    4,49 € = 3,74 € + 20 % VAT = 3,74 * 1,40 (change rate with dollar) = 5,23 $

    I think Steam is not doing anything wrong here. Try to bitch at your stupid government that is taxing even immaterial items. (Something that does not happen in the US or Canada)
  7. Zzinged

    Zzinged Member

    feal87 you missed the calculation where 3.74 € + 20 % VAT = 4.49 €

    4.49 € *1.41 = USD6.36
  8. feal87

    feal87 Member

    The VAT in the US does not exist.

    Valve has not to pay it so that they can offer a 3,74€ price in US. In europe the VAT exist even for software and here is the reason of the high price.

    Remember that VAT is a TAX, as the developer (as they confirmed here) only said "4,99$" valve adjusted the price to allow to pay that price pre-tax.

    I think this is very easy to understand, get your facts straight man...
  9. Zzinged

    Zzinged Member

    My facts are fine, man.

    I was just following your math equation and it looks as if you missed out the calculation where you add VAT on to 3.74 €
  10. d32

    d32 Member

    Hm, game is listed at 3.59€ for me (after the 10% discount), which is OK. Here:

    (careful with this link, it will set your region to mine. you cannot buy any games from the same browser until you change the last two letters to your country)

    And yes, feal87 - your math is not really correct.
  11. IanExMachina

    IanExMachina Member

    Hmm at the VAT, as I'm in the UK and in £s it is just over the $5 mark.
  12. Zzinged

    Zzinged Member

    feal87's math is correct, it's just laid out abnormally.

    €4.49 - 20% VAT = €3.74
    €3.74 = USD $5.27

    Even then, the price is still higher than what customers would pay in USD.
  13. uCore

    uCore Member

    It's 3.59€ here and I'm from Europe :O
  14. xrogaan

    xrogaan Member

    It's 4.49€ here (4.04€ with the 10% promo). Weird, heh ?

    And yes, the developers can normally ask for the fair price.
  15. casualsax

    casualsax Member

    How much of a fee would a bank charge Valve to convert those Euros into Dollars?
  16. oldbob

    oldbob Member

    Zzinged is right. For a $9.99 game i pay (after all the math) really $11.40 here in Germany (19% VAT). I wonder if these money goes to the developers or to valve...hmm.