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    Over 9000! Gheld's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluejam View Post
    No. Why would it be?

    A lot of people in this thread don't seem to understand basic economics.
    Please explain "basic economics"

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    Vote with your wallet and just unsub if you disagree so strongly with something a company is doing.

    It really is that simple. WoW isn't food or shelter or anything, you don't NEED it. And money is the only language businesses understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gheld View Post
    Please explain "basic economics"
    He can't. He doesn't seem to understand basic economics either, but since he has no real argument he just used that phrase. It's a simple tactic, really, but doesn't really work that good. Ignore them trolls mane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogedai View Post
    but the prices are not "normalised" Polish people still pay "more" than French or Germans. The single currency model across EU is very bad and doesn't work as it doesn't take into account individual markets.
    They have *never* accepted payments in local currencies, so that's not relevant argument, they're not going to handle all European currencies. The two currencies BLizzard deals with in Europe are and have been EUR and GBP. GBP sub has always been "cheaper" than the EUR sub. Now they're bringing it on the same(-ish) level - therefore the subscription costs in Europe are normalized.

    I would have rather they cut the extra off from EUR subs, but whatever..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gheld View Post
    Please explain "basic economics"
    Explain the factors behind the pricing of the subscription fee generally. Then explain why you think it should cost the same in every country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluejam View Post
    Explain the factors behind the pricing of the subscription fee generally. Then explain why you think it should cost the same in every country.
    You're the one that made the claim that others don't understand basic economics. I gave you a chance to back it. You failed to back it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH816 View Post
    £2.50 a week is a single pint of beer, hardly what I would call price gouging.
    Shit adds up, son.
    You cannot do that while stunned.
    You cannot do that while stunned.
    You cannot do that while stunned.
    You die.
    You are dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTclassed View Post
    Big sub loss last quarter + price increase = no panic amongst stockholders
    Return on interest still good, stockholders see that it's a good investment and keep their money in the company. Price increase doesn't land until several months after quarterly report and doesn't affect it.

    Also: This just in, entitled MMOC readers showing a new staggering low in reading comprehension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedsista View Post
    & you lot have your monopoly money.
    you can shove that euro crap where the sun dont shine!!

    Infracted.
    if youre going to infract me sunshine, atleast give me a reason!!
    if insulting a currency imvolves getting an infraction, then god help us.
    Last edited by twistedsista; 2014-08-16 at 04:52 PM.

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    In case someone didn't notice, since june you pay full VAT in UK for digital goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazarusLong View Post
    In case someone didn't notice, since june you pay full VAT in UK for digital goods.
    I do believe that the change takes place next year in January and closes the loophole which allows companies to charge VAT at the rate where they are based rather than the country where transaction takes place. However since Blizzard are based in Ireland, UK (ATVI) and France the countries where their bill could originate from all have a VAT rate of 20% thus this change would make no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluejam View Post
    Explain the factors behind the pricing of the subscription fee generally. Then explain why you think it should cost the same in every country.
    Simple. It's an imported product. Right now, the Pound Sterling buys less dollars than it did 10 years ago compared to the Euro. Blizzard is making less dollars per UK consumer compared to Eurozone consumers. The price hike was long overdue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radamanthes View Post
    Simple. It's an imported product. Right now, the Pound Sterling buys less dollars than it did 10 years ago compared to the Euro. Blizzard is making less dollars per UK consumer compared to Eurozone consumers. The price hike was long overdue.
    So there's basically cargo ships, with containers full of "WoW" rolling in from the US?

    Here I thought they had separate offices located around the world administering the various localizations locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wych View Post
    Woah what the fuck?

    14 months no content, a more expensive expansion pack release, and now they're increasing the price of subs.

    What the hell is going on?
    Vote with your wallet. Just don't buy WoD and quit the game. After Blizzard gets the message, they will suddenly appear and say, "Oh dear it appears we have made a horrible mistake in accounting and have reverted the pricing in the UK. The person responsible will be sacked."

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    isnt the pricing only changing with WoD?

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    if you dont care why post ?

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