Why do we pay so much for services

Discus and support Why do we pay so much for services in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; why do we pay so much for games and services to have many issues a year? I mean they could at least give us some compensation for the wasted money on... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by OMW2FYGrlfriend, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Why do we pay so much for services


    why do we pay so much for games and services to have many issues a year?

    I mean they could at least give us some compensation for the wasted money on days we cannot play or access games or our own accounts for that matter

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    OMW2FYGrlfriend, Aug 9, 2019
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  2. Smwutches Win User

    Why do we pay so much for services

    Per the terms of service you agreed to, they do not compensate for outages. At most you would get less than 10 cents for the current outage.
  3. John Dowding Win User

    Why Do We Pay So Much For Our Games?

    You could ask the same question about jeans and hamburgers, its irrelevant what someone pays in the states. As everyone points out there really is no need to pay the full whack for any game if you shop around or are prepared to hang on for a week or two.
  4. W1LD SEVEN Win User

    Why Do We Pay So Much For Our Games?

    [quote user="Cokney Charmer"]

    Az, you know full well thats it not as simple as doing a simple currency conversion on RRP prices

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    Taxes, profits all factor into what the RRP is and then what the retailer will eventually sell the game for either in store or online.

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    Game prices drop so fast now, just look at what happened in the Xmas sales, I picked up Dishonored and Sleeping dogs together for under £30 new, LEGO LOTR new for £25 in Tesco and Far Cry 3 ,despite being a Secret Santa gift for me, was £22,49 in GAME and
    I got the Lost Editions version

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    Christmas Day I picked up Hitman Absolution Tailored Edition new for £19 in the GAME sale. What you choose to pay for a game on launch day does not equate to the value of the game, just the Retail price on launch, give it two weeks or a month and the game
    can go down to as much as half the launch price for a new copy of the game.

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    So Az, its not as simple as running a currency conversion on a US price compared to a UK price, its called being a smart gamer and savvy purchaser

    [/quote]

    I did the same went in on the 27th i got Far Cry 3, Tekken Tag 2(A MUST BUY for Tekken fans btw) and Hitman Absolution for £60 total.
  5. hobblejp Win User

    Why Do We Pay So Much For Our Games?

    Reason for high prices here.

    The UK is seen as a rather wealthy country so its seen that prices can afford to be higher here. Look at the Wii U where in the US people claimed if it were released over $100 it would flop. The reason cost conversions are often a fair bit off to the UK
    is companies see the UK as a place they can get profit from easily.

    While in the US you can so "Oh they have huge houses and 3 car or more families and Pools" the issue is the bubble there is bursting the whole 99% thing is a big issue there especially since the Obama administration finally stopped subsidising Oil and Petrol
    (Which was helping to artificially lower the cost of goods etc. Americans are paid far less than the UK and its only thanks to those previous Oil subsidies that the country was able to work so well until someone looked and realised how expensive it was to
    keep the Oil subsidy.

    TLDR: The UK is comparatively seen as rich compared to the US and other countries so companies see it as a way to maximise profit and make up for lower profits in other areas.

    Or Just a place to make crap loads of money then transfer it over to pay for a training course and write it off as a Buisness expense for training Star****s staff and yes the * are intentional as I refuse to use the B in their name until they pay tax
  6. Inapplicable Win User

    Why Do We Pay So Much For Our Games?

    We don't. 60 bucks is closer to £40 than it is to £30 and their price is before sales tax(if applicable) whilst ours includes VAT.

    Look at the prices Australians pay, our prices are complete bargains compared to there.
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