EU prices raised to 0.89

10-25-2012, 07:03 PM
#1
EU prices raised to 0.89

Apple has raised prices in EU to 0.89 (from 0.79). I think it has not been a good move.
10-25-2012, 09:45 PM
#2

10-26-2012, 04:58 AM
#3
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?

__________________
Petr from Flow Studio
10-26-2012, 06:18 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,642
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?
10-26-2012, 06:48 AM
#5
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
10-26-2012, 07:20 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,845
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kafu View Post
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
10-26-2012, 10:34 AM
#7
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?
10-26-2012, 10:58 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
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.
10-26-2012, 04:45 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Thanks, I didn't see it.
10-27-2012, 05:51 PM
#10
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
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.