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marnick
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gold ingots, euros and dollars Mon, 22 November 2010 16:26
I'm willing to buy the major pack for memoir online, but only on one condition: that is if I can pay in dollars (didn't try yet but I know from experience how this goes). I refuse to be ripped off by the 1 dollar to 1 euro conversion rate.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it's a matter of principle. I don't pay a premium in euro's if there's a way cheaper alternative in dollars. Just a rule I have. My favourite game guild wars does this the honest way by making a relatively fair conversion (8 euros equals 10 dollars). I aim for this game to be my second favourite game so I want to be able to buy ingots without feeling screwed over backwards.

That being said, I love the way the game is made and it looks very good. Just wanted to vent this one gripe I have.
      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Mon, 22 November 2010 16:38
Keep in mind that prices in Euros include VAT, and prices in dollars do not include "Sales Tax".

In other words, when you pay ¤10, we actually get about ¤8 (French VAT is 19.6% and German one is 19%). The rest go to the French or German state...

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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Mon, 22 November 2010 17:02
If I remember correctly, the USA has VAT too, which varies from state to state but is usually around 15%. Still, when presented with 2 currencies, I'd prefer to buy the one that's valued lower. I don't know what I'm going to do yet, but I'm definitely going to try out the dollars first.
      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Tue, 23 November 2010 00:26
Actually in the US, the issue is more complicated than that and for the most part you don't pay taxes unless you happen to live in the same state where the company has a presence (so when you buy something online at Amazon for instance, in almost all states except those where Amazon has a physical warehouse, you currently don't pay any VAT).

So what Yann said above is correct, by and large.

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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Tue, 23 November 2010 08:30
Sigh, at least you northern hemisphere types have a meaningful choice when it come to the currency. In my country at the bottom of the world the choice is a bad currency conversion or a worse currency conversion.

Today 1 NZ$ gets me 0.55 euro or 0.76 US$ then I have to pay the bank a special fee for using their visa card overseas!

At least with the online game I don't have to pay freight on the ingots. (For me the freight oftem costs more than a single game or expansion.)

And then there's the timezone currently UTC + 13 makes it difficult finding an opponent.

Anyway it's a great game people.

Best wishes from a country far, far away.

[Updated on: Tue, 23 November 2010 08:38]

      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Tue, 23 November 2010 14:07
Phread wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 08:30


And then there's the timezone currently UTC + 13 makes it difficult finding an opponent.

Let me know in advance and I will get up early before school. Gives us just enough time to play a game. You'll need to get on around 7pm then (for me it'll be 7am).
      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Wed, 24 November 2010 05:56
marnick wrote on Wed, 24 November 2010 02:52

Phread wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 08:30


And then there's the timezone currently UTC + 13 makes it difficult finding an opponent.

Let me know in advance and I will get up early before school. Gives us just enough time to play a game. You'll need to get on around 7pm then (for me it'll be 7am).


PM sent regarding times, thanks for the offer
      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Wed, 24 November 2010 12:58
Hi phread, looks like you're 6 hours ahead of me, so what time do you usually play? My 3pm should be ur 9pm Smile
      
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Re:gold ingots, euros and dollars Wed, 24 November 2010 19:43
Steve Nightrain wrote on Thu, 25 November 2010 01:43

Hi phread, looks like you're 6 hours ahead of me, so what time do you usually play? My 3pm should be ur 9pm Smile



Hi Steve,

My timezone is UTC+13, in New Zealand we're the one of the first countries to see each new day.

Depending on my schedule I'm on between 7.30 am - 10 am NZDT and/or 6 pm to 10 pm NZDT - but not all the time and not every day.

regards Phread
      
    
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