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App Store price increase for Uk,India, Turkey

01-17-2017, 06:02 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
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App Store price increase for Uk,India, Turkey

Apple to put up the price it charges for apps now to be 99p instead of 79p for the lowest priced games/apps.
EU referendum has been a bugger!
01-17-2017, 06:27 AM
#2
Joined: May 2012
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Originally Posted by thumbs07 View Post
Apple to put up the price it charges for apps now to be 99p instead of 79p for the lowest priced games/apps.
EU referendum has been a bugger!
Yeah and the Toblerone chocolat bar has gone from 150 grams to 120 grams for the same price ha ha, sorry but the Brexit voters in your country ruined your life and that of others.

01-17-2017, 07:10 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2011
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GBP having slid 20% vs the USD from 1.50 to 1.20 since the Brexit, it was sadly to be expected.
They're playing catch-up yearly or so and their base price is how many bucks they get depending on the exchange rates.

In the euro zone we've had former increases from originally 0.79 to 0.89 and the latest from a few years back at 0.99
Hoping they won't go up further since euro approach parity.

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01-17-2017, 09:19 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by ROGER-NL View Post
Yeah and the Toblerone chocolat bar has gone from 150 grams to 120 grams for the same price ha ha, sorry but the Brexit voters in your country ruined your life and that of others.
Yeah they are buggers. Not satisfied till we bankrupt the country, and screw everyone over.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vicsark View Post
GBP having slid 20% vs the USD from 1.50 to 1.20 since the Brexit, it was sadly to be expected.
They're playing catch-up yearly or so and their base price is how many bucks they get depending on the exchange rates.

In the euro zone we've had former increases from originally 0.79 to 0.89 and the latest from a few years back at 0.99
Hoping they won't go up further since euro approach parity.
Yeah I did anticipate it at 1st January, they've caught me by surprise waiting 17 days later than usual. Not sure when actual price goes up.
01-17-2017, 10:07 AM
#5
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 302
Canada actually had two such increases last year, so that Canadians are now paying roughly a 40% premium vs the US dollar. The current exchange rate value of the Cdn dollar is about 35% of the US dollar, so the AppStore prices are about 5% high. However, a couple of years ago, we were getting a break, when both the Cdn and US AppStore prices were the same, despite the Cdn dollar being worth about 10% lower than the US dollar at that time. I guess that things usually even out in the end.
01-17-2017, 11:42 AM
#6
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read an article today because of Brexit UK prices will go up 25%
01-17-2017, 01:04 PM
#7
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This is super lame, but it's been coming with Brexit. You only need to look at the Switch launch prices to see that. Any fellow UK brothers and sisters, be sure to download The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth if you haven't already before it goes up by a ridiculous four pounds whenever the increase is :/

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01-17-2017, 07:18 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by diffusion8r View Post
This is super lame, but it's been coming with Brexit. You only need to look at the Switch launch prices to see that. Any fellow UK brothers and sisters, be sure to download The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth if you haven't already before it goes up by a ridiculous four pounds whenever the increase is :/
Im defo going to purchase but i have to wait till payday so heres hoping it will change after the 24th!?
01-18-2017, 06:00 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
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I've been umming and ahhing over getting Steins;Gate because it's currently 18.99. Not sure I want to even think about the price increase on that one...

And why didn't I pick up more Square games during the Christmas/new year sale? There will be some big increases coming our way there.

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01-20-2017, 03:55 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
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It's HERE!!! Just been flicking through my wishlist, and the sterling price rises are through. Loads of 2.99 games now 3.99, etc.

Interestingly, at time of posting, many of the more expensive games are unchanged. Binding of Isaac is still 10.99. DragonQuest IV and Romancing Saga 2 are also the same prices - but DQ III is up from 7.99 to 9.99. Biggest climber (feel like I'm doing a Top of the Pops rundown here) is Steins;Gate, which is up from 18.99 to an eye-watering 23.99.

It's possible some app prices have updated and others haven't, but in that case it's weird that some Square Enix games have gone up and others haven't.

I went on a bit of a splurge this week, then felt silly when no price hikes came through. Feel smugly justified now...

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