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#1 scienide

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:40 AM

Hey,

on the frontpage there is an article which claims to have the european price for the xbox360 ..

But that cannot be correct
399 english pounds... that is 530 euro ... !! and about 600 dollars (or even more)

It cant be that the us market only charges about 300 dollar..

The price on the european market is TWICE as high as the us price...

IT cant really be that this will be the price of the console...

That would be such a rippoff !!

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:33 AM

Simple , move to USA.

#3 scienide

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(Infamous_One @ Jun 1 2005, 11:44 AM)
Simple , move to USA.

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Well...

i live in the netherlands....

If i'd live in the usa, i would be arrested within the day ....
Better not move to the usa smile.gif

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:45 AM

i wouln't jump to conclusions. i would wait for the official word from m$

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:45 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see europeans pay 1 1/2 times more than USA, say 300 but only $400 in USA.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:03 PM

could us guys in europe just buy the xbox from the USA ? and just change the plug on it ?

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(jamie23uk @ Jun 1 2005, 07:14 AM)
could us guys in europe just buy the xbox from the USA ? and just change the plug on it ?

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then they would have to import all the games which are probably be around $60 so it would be around $70-$80 after they are paid for all the way

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:24 PM

shouldnt be to long after the launch till they have region free disk or somethen.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:03 PM

400 will not be the price I can tell you that now.

People will not pay for a games console that is that much. People didn't buy and xbox for 300 (well, I did.) so they had to reduce the price just to get sales up. That price drop was 100 which happened in two weeks.

I think the price will be 250 - 300 but not 400. It just wouldn't sell enough.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(chilin_dude @ Jun 1 2005, 12:56 PM)
I wouldn't be surprised to see europeans pay 1 1/2 times more than USA

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The xbox was released in the UK at 300 - which, at the time, was around US $500 - $200 more than what it cost in the USA.

The price quoted on play.com isnt surprising, imo, as everything in the UK costs more than the US equivalent (17.5% tax + higher import duty from far east)...

I would be expecting a UK/european price drop for christmas, though.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:26 PM

the release price in the netherlands (next to the uk) was around 430 euro ...
In an interview with someone from MS they promised the launch price not being that high....

300 pounds is 520 euro .... so that is much higher than promised.

It cant be that high, at least i hope not ...

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:05 AM

QUOTE(ehosin @ Jun 1 2005, 02:31 PM)


The price quoted on play.com isnt surprising, imo, as everything in the UK costs more than the US equivalent (17.5% tax + higher import duty from far east)...

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The Uk sucks! We get the bad end of everything in this country (England).
HDTV are so hard to come by at a good price but everywhere else they are cheap.

Ok, we have to pay VAT tax, then import tax, then duty tax and finally stealth tax - stealth tax is tax on tax. I mean WTF we get our tax taxed! grr.gif

Feckin' government! My country is in such a mess. sad.gif

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE(Ozy @ Jun 2 2005, 02:16 AM)
The Uk sucks! We get the bad end of everything in this country (England).
HDTV are so hard to come by at a good price but everywhere else they are cheap.

Ok, we have to pay VAT tax, then import tax, then duty tax and finally stealth tax - stealth tax is tax on tax. I mean WTF we get our tax taxed!  grr.gif

Feckin' government! My country is in such a mess.  sad.gif

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agreed...so fucked up mad.gif

i wouldn't pay no more the 200.... i'll wait till price drop if i have to. If M$ wants to be sucessfull outside the US, they better do it right ph34r.gif

#14 scienide

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:21 AM

QUOTE(redwolf @ Jun 2 2005, 03:02 AM)
agreed...so fucked up  mad.gif

i wouldn't pay no more the 200.... i'll wait till price drop if i have to. If M$ wants to be sucessfull outside the US, they better do it right  ph34r.gif

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What was the launch price of the xbox1 in the uk?
Is there a difference between the prices in the netherlands and the uk ....

I know about taxes in the netherlands, but so many taxes as you described... that is a lot ...

Better wait, but i hope MS keeps it promises ... also for the european market !!

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Marco


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 10:00 AM

I'm expecting 200. Seriusly anymore and people won't buy it. Micro$oft has learnt from their mistakes hopefully and if they want a headstart, that's the way to do it. It's the only way they can get a real foot up from $ony apart from the early release date.

EDIT: Juast as a sidenote, aren't all US prices without tax, so the US are paying more than you expect.

Edited by {Sephiroth}, 02 June 2005 - 10:01 AM.





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