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Expat
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Small World Pricing Concerns Thu, 23 June 2011 06:25
G'day,

I am quite concerned about the significant differences in pricing between Australia (where I live) and the US for Days of Wonder products on the app store. Small World on the iPad in Australia costs $8.99AU (which is $9.42US after exchange) while the US iTunes has it listed as $6.99US... Why is the Australia digital distribution being price gouged a 34% increase? I fail to see how sending an electronic good to one location over another could conceivably have anything other than negligible cost difference. It really doesn't seem very fair. Can you explain why I have to pay more than everyone else?
      
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Re:Small World Pricing Concerns Mon, 27 June 2011 10:12
Not that I'm for this but can it be tax?

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Re:Small World Pricing Concerns Mon, 25 July 2011 22:16
Expat wrote on Wed, 22 June 2011 21:25

G'day,

I am quite concerned about the significant differences in pricing between Australia (where I live) and the US for Days of Wonder products on the app store. Small World on the iPad in Australia costs $8.99AU (which is $9.42US after exchange) while the US iTunes has it listed as $6.99US... Why is the Australia digital distribution being price gouged a 34% increase? I fail to see how sending an electronic good to one location over another could conceivably have anything other than negligible cost difference. It really doesn't seem very fair. Can you explain why I have to pay more than everyone else?


Unfortunately we have no control whatsoever over the price conversion from the US any other country's store. This price / conversion rate is set by Apple, not us.

The only thing that I can think of to explain such a large discrepancy compared to the current exchange rate is that they must have set that rate way back, when the Australian dollars was much weaker (or the US dollar stronger). I know they adjusted some conversion rates (UK for instance) recently, so maybe the same will happen for the AU $.

And yes, in some countries (many in Europe, for instance) the VAT also plays a big role.
      
    
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