CS:GO available for pre-order, unfair prices!

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You can now pre-order Counter Strike Global Offensive. With this being the the first Valve-release in more than a year, Valve have decided to continue using their stupid tier-system in which they have randomly divided Europe into two tiers + the UK. The game is quite cheap, being a new release and all. This is especially true for the USA and parts of Europe.
 

If you pre-order, you get 10% off, so the US price is currently $13,49.
In the UK, the price is £10,79, which is 25,35% more expensive.
In EU tier 1, the price is €12,59, which is 16,09% more expensive.
In EU tier 2, the price is €9,89, which is 8,82% cheaper.

 

This is good news for us Norwegians i guess, but not so for our neighbors Sweden and the UK. What were Valve thinking when they decided to incorporate this system into all their releases?

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  1. Zephyrus

    why did you skip the russian pricing? they just increased it a day ago but at start it was around 260 RUB = 6.7 EUR…gaaaay

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  2. Juzi

    I already knew the pricing which would be close to $=€. VALVe did another pricing problem where europeans getting ripped off. *now playing loadsemoney* -_-

    Very sneaky from valve… very…

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  3. d32

    Is this even legal in EU? Can they charge a customer different price, based on which EU country they reside in?
    VAT can play a role, but I believe that base price has to be the same for every EU citizen – or at least, they cannot block the access and purchases in their localized “eshop” from other EU countries.

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  4. mik0

    Unfair price for an unfair company.

    @rpsgc
    me too.

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  5. anazhd

    standby norway vpn :D

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  6. Little Big Kitty

    well I think I like this new system xD

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  7. Sharkinu

    Valve games always had this pricing system. EU tier 1 gets 1$ = 1€ ,EU tier 2 gets slightly cheaper prices and UK usually gets something equivalent with EU tier 1. Is nothing new. And is a lot better than 1$=1€ for whole Europe.

    And the tier system is not really that random.

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  8. Kwai

    There was posted a new something like ‘Valve gona release CS:GO with fair price system’ (I mean all countrys and regions same pricing). Isnt it ?

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  9. rpsgc

    But..but.. it’s the publisher’s fault!

    Publisher: Valve

    Oh wait…

    What’s the excuse now? I dream of the day when Valve gets a huge fine for Steam’s BS unfair pricing.

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