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Old 10-25-2012, 07:03 PM
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Apple has raised prices in EU to 0.89 (from 0.79). I think it has not been a good move.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:45 PM
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Some is discussion already here:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=162931
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:58 AM
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Hmm, this should be at least better communicated then just "silent switch". I start to feel little bit odd by recent Apple steps: iPhone 5 screen size, changes in App Store look, still bad search in the store etc.

What do you think, is this something what would Steve let go?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:18 AM
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silent? so the millions of appstore visitors who see the increase price think its silent? this is as loud as it can get? what do you expect a special mail delivered to every single customer explaining a price change?

the price changed.. not the first time.. price will change again in other territories to adjust to ordinary currency valuation changes..

so what? since when are developers asked for input into the way apple does their business?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:48 AM
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I think the raise in prices could lower the volumes sold, with EU living an important crisis this "update" came at the wrong time.

BTW, Sunday I have an event and today I go to retire some hundred of brochures printed with 0.79 price on them... Grrr
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:20 AM
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I think the raise in prices could lower the volumes sold, with EU living an important crisis this "update" came at the wrong time.

BTW, Sunday I have an event and today I go to retire some hundred of brochures printed with 0.79 price on them... Grrr
A raise of 10c per game is nothing even in a bad economic situation in most countries. You still get amazing value for money, the change from 59p to 69p the other year wasnt a huge upset.

Games are still sooooo cheap
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:34 AM
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Maybe it has something to do with the value of European currency... isn't it worth a bit less now, so the prices would have to go up to compensate?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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Maybe it has something to do with the value of European currency... isn't it worth a bit less now, so the prices would have to go up to compensate?
yes, it's probably because of currency conversion.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:45 PM
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Thanks, I didn't see it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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Maybe it has something to do with the value of European currency... isn't it worth a bit less now, so the prices would have to go up to compensate?
In addition to that, several EU countries raised their VAT rates. I think both played their part.
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