Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

wOOOOt
Pioneer

Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

My bank says that 599$ = 510 Euro!

Or the other way, your 699 Euro = 820$

 

Why is it that Europe gets fu***d that hard?

Why do we pay 221$ MORE than the Americans?

 

(just to be clear, this has nothing EU vs. US in it - its just a rant over the unfair currency difference!)

 

I really love my Vive and really wish to cheer for Vive - but you make it hard.

 

Vision A
Visitor

Re: Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

Hi,

599$ is without tax (sprich NETTO), and the amount of that is not same in all countrys...

Alles klar? ;)

Ciao 

wOOOOt
Pioneer

Re: Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

Ok, so I add tax.

I live in Denmark, on of the countries in the world with the highest tax.

On Import goods we add 25% in tax.

599$ + 25% = 748$ 

That is still 72$ More we pay in EU, than in US.

Is that fair?

 

Vive Staff

Re: Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

US prices don't count state or federal taxes. EU prices do include VAT though.

So there's more going on, but US taxes vary wildly from area to area so it has to be done that way.

Thanks,

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wOOOOt
Pioneer

Re: Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

Its still 10% on the unfair side after VAT.

At least Steam treat $ and Euro equally. You should do the same!

GrimGreener
Builder

Re: Nice drop in price! - But how is 599$ = 699 Euro?

Do the exchange rate, Add shipping, shipping insurance. Then add import duty...onto the figure that inckudos shipping. Minimum 2% for goods imported from outside EU. Then add VAT on to the figure (that already has duty on it). Might not look so bad then.
Blame greedy EU governments not suppliers. There's also the fact that dealing with the EU countries cost more as it's not one single market like USA (despite the name). Each country has its own languages, media to advertise on etc so cost of business is higher.
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