To all EU citizens: Please help us!

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We are about to send a letter to the European Commission.

Sending a letter. Why?

At the moment I – as a citizen of Poland or for example France, Greece, Germany or any other member country – cannot buy products in the Steam Store in the shop reserved for residents of the United Kingdom (http://www.steampowered.com/?cc=uk) which is against the European Union’s directive.

Here it is: Directive 97/7/EC:

Whereas the free movement of goods and services affects not only the business sector but also private individuals; whereas it means that consumers should be able to have access to the goods and services of another Member State on the same terms as the population of that State;

So basically we have the same right to buy and have access to all goods, merchandise and services as any of citizens of any EU country. Unfortunately, the Steam Store effectively takes that right away from us.

We need your signatures before we send out an officiall letter to the European Commission’s Head of Unit on November 30th.

How can you help?

Sign our petition – we will attach the link to petition in our official letter to the Commission. Even if we won’t gather enough signatures we’re still going to send the letter.

I’ve set the goal to 20,000 signatures but if even can get a 1,000 that’s a good result.

What’s our goal?

The reason we want to use the British Steam Store shop in other EU countries, is the desire to buy products not available at the Polish, German or any other EU Steam store and the ability to purchase products in pound sterling.

Thank you!

Update:

The petition page was just updated. You can now read the actual letter we plan on sending to the Consumer Liaison Unit. If you have any thoughts or ideas please leave a comment and we may even change the letter. Thank you for your participation!

 

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By | 2016-10-14T13:53:04+00:00 November 26th 21:47, 2012|Categories: News, Steam, Steam Flaws|Tags: , , , , , , |21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. stranded November 29, 2012 at 00:34

    The petition is only to show that a bunch of people care about this letter, we are sending the letter anyway, no matter how many votes we get on the petition. The office has to respond to our formal letter even if it’s only one person – which is basically me. You guys can send a letter like I will too, I will probably post more details here as a separate post.

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  2. Jan Karlicz November 28, 2012 at 21:22

    “if you are polish you have the cheapest prices on those titles in the whole EU”
    in whole europe prices too same in €

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  3. Jan Karlicz November 28, 2012 at 21:18

    purchase products in pound sterling? wtf”? We are in EU so we shoud pay in EURO € = also UK =]

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  4. a_drozdov November 28, 2012 at 13:02

    Yeah, we got nice prices here, but would you prefer to got all this regional restrictions? Most of recent AAA-titles bought in RU/CIS-regions cannot be launched abroad. Add last Borderlands 2/COD:BO2 precedents with terrible restricted multiplayer (which was resolved in the end, but it was). I’d rather pay a little more, then got ghetto-versions of same product.
    “We” brought it on ourselves with all this trading business, but as always ones who suffer is legit users.
    Sorry for my english.

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  5. Kfoolu November 28, 2012 at 12:02

    You guys really need to advertise this a little more. Something like this needs lots of exposure in order to be successful. As it stands now, it doesn’t seem like the 20.000 mark can be reached :/

    Maybe get TotalBiscuit to mention it, his flock of worshipers will take care of the rest.

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