Aussies paying $$$ more for everything!

I have just been talking to my guild members and found out the exhorbitant differences Australians are paying for EVERYTHING! We are paying from 20% more for gas, double XP to packs and I would like to know why? I am not happy!
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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,530
    It probably has something to do with a conversion rate in currency.

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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,530
    $1.99 USD for a gas booster seems would be $2.49 AUD

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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,530
    Lastly it seems 80 cents in USD = 100 cents in AUD which would be 20% difference regarding conversion. Hope this helps.

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  • enigma12enigma12 Member Posts: 247
    I did the currency conversion and that's why I'm complaining. There is no reason for Aussies to be paying so much more than Canada or the US! Canada is exactly the same rate as Australia and yet we pay a lot more!
  • enigma12enigma12 Member Posts: 247
    We pay $2.99 for gas, not $2.49 and $27.99 for the comicon pack where others pay $17.99. Doesn't equate to being fair! Over time it costs a lot more when everything is more expensive here even if it's 50 cents!
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  • enigma12enigma12 Member Posts: 247
    @DLich Thanks for the response but I did do the conversion and took that into account. That is why I'm not happy. Canada has exactly the same exchange rate as us and yet everything here is more expensive. It doesn't make sense. As I said above, the comicon pack is $17.99 elsewhere and $27.99 here. It all adds up when idiots like me spend money everyday. Lol Again, I appreciate the response! Thanks!
  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,530
    I don't know rates others pay in the app stores in other countries. I thought the conversion might be the culprit. I honestly have no clue what things cost elsewhere in the world.

    Sorry I couldn't be of help. I do hope you get the answers you seek :blush:

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  • AvengersAvengers Member Posts: 674
    I'm Canadian and these are the prices.
    If you haven't dealt with banks or exchange companies too much let me tell you something. Whenever someone converts money for you, they charge you some money as well for the service.
    So the price that you're paying includes exchange rate and a lil something additional. As for why you are paying more than Canadians...the only thing that makes sense is that Australians are getting charged a little more for the service?
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  • CrashOutCrashOut Member Posts: 24
    $26.99 for Comiccon Pack in NZ. But $3.29 for Gas.
  • CaptainslayerCaptainslayer Member Posts: 1,408
    I'm not sure how that makes sense then, I've always known I've paid more for things on games as an aussie, but I just put it down to conversion. Seems that is some bs as the kiwi dollar is worth less then the aussie dollar
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  • zeeblackzeeblack Member Posts: 1,098
    The one thing you might be forgetting, the tax being charged
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  • GladiGladi Member Posts: 616
    While EU countries with Euro currency are paying 1,99EUR(at least I believe so) for gas, in banana(Czech) republic, I have to pay 2,5EUR(after conversion), which is 25% more expensive...local tax and geedy banks are behind that imo. What really aches me in this, is lower average salary compared to west European countries...but we all have to live with that...or move west...germans will love us all :smiley:
  • TeeceezyTeeceezy Staff Posts: 3,576
    It's Apple's own price categories they set for different regions/stores. Then we use these for both platforms to keep things fair.
  • Human3001Human3001 Member Posts: 103
    Teeceezy said:

    It's Apple's own price categories they set for different regions/stores. Then we use these for both platforms to keep things fair.

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  • Japes87Japes87 Member Posts: 1,399
    They are getting charged more because the great Barrier reef is now dead , so obviously more money is needed to bring it back to life.
  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,530
    Japes87 said:

    They are getting charged more because the great Barrier reef is now dead , so obviously more money is needed to bring it back to life.

    bringing the great barrier reef back one in app purchase at a time!

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  • LightfeetLightfeet Member Posts: 1,062
    @Gladi FYG - German booster prices. (Apple)
  • mik81mik81 Member Posts: 360
    As far as I know it happens with both Google Play and Apple and with every single game/app. They have different rates on different countries. I don't really understand exactly why but I'm guessing that currency conversion, taxes and some kind of fees (bank fees?) could be the answer. But who knows, I'm working on international sales at my company and we also have different prices for the same products in different countries. Those things are always impacting our prices but things like market share, volume, etc... are also taken in account.

  • wrinkled_bagwrinkled_bag Member Posts: 713
    Here is why Canadian prices are high.





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  • gespuergespuer Member Posts: 1,565
    Teeceezy said:

    It's Apple's own price categories they set for different regions/stores. Then we use these for both platforms to keep things fair.

    Does that mean NG receives more money from android user bc google play keeps less? I hope for NG there are more android user than iOS once.
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  • TheLostOnesTheLostOnes Member Posts: 3,030
    > @gespuer said:
    > I hope for NG there are more android user than iOS once.

    @gespuer we're 54% IOS and 46% Android. See here:

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  • 淡水地鼠淡水地鼠 Member Posts: 278
    my experience, everything is expensive as hell in AUS
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  • enigma12enigma12 Member Posts: 247
    @Gladi Are you Czech?
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