Originally Posted by joeldee
If I'm understanding correctly, some territories -- e.g. Switzerland, Norway -- are particularly inequitable in localized Steam pricing, correct? specifically in terms of VAT.
Just want to make sure that the biggest issues are clear.
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It's a yes and a no about the territories. Let's take a look at Wallace & Grommit:
Steam US: $34.99
Steam EU: €34.99
Steam UK: £29.99
I leave it to you, to calculate the respective US $ prices from the european ones. It might help understanding the difference.
I cannot speak for anybody outside Switzerland. But yes, the "included" VAT is an extra 'fraud' for Switzerland and Norway (I bought Wallace & Grommit directly from Telltale without being charged any VAT for $26, like US customers could on Steam - yeah, the pre-purchase that was €26.24 or so).
I'll let the rest of Europe speak for themselves (I hope they will). But as far as I can remember, $1 is not equal to €1. With or without VAT, there is something wrong with Steam's local pricing system. Not Telltales' fault, but will they tolerate/support it?
Thx for listening.