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Why The Hell Are Consoles So Expensive In The UK?

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Well a study was on done 13 products in the U.S. and UK. and it turns out the U.K. consumer pays hundreds of dollars more sometimes for the same product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwCgkVDUNq0



 

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Import duties? VAT? Exchange rates? Different supply/demand curves? Less competition? Less consumers? Larger profit margins?

Haven't watched the video, though :)



Please come and visit Australia. It'll be fun to compare prices



Unfortunately I am in the worst place for gaming LOL.



A lot of it is in extra taxes. Then there is also greedy corporations trying to take our valuable British money away from us.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

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WhiteEaglePL said:
Unfortunately I am in the worst place for gaming LOL.


You obviously haven't seen Brazils prices...



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Devil_Survivor said:

Well a study was on done 13 products in the U.S. and UK. and it turns out the U.K. consumer pays hundreds of dollars more sometimes for the same product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwCgkVDUNq0


I am in the UK right now and the prices are insane.  It's like 50% more exspensive.  The funny thing is that PC hardware is only like 25% more expensive.  I would probably be a PC only gamer in countries like this...



Games are dirt cheap there



Not just UK... also EU. My PS4 cost almost 600 dollars
Needless to say the PS3 cost almost 800 dollars

And unlike the UK, our games are also super expensive.



WhiteDevil said:
Please come and visit Australia. It'll be fun to compare prices


But don't y'all get paid $18 on minimum wage?