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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 287
02-21-2011, 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by Rhodes85 View Post
Next time you decide to say something like this, ask a lawyer first. I did. She was very specific about it being unlawful for any company to gouge exchange rates like that. They can't 'charge whatever they want' as you put it. Notice that any major company you can name does not do so. Why? because they don't want to get in legal trouble from their customers. and the be clear, they are not 'charging more for their product in another country' they are in fact, 'applying a different exchange rate for a service being purchased in the US' there is a difference. In short, no company is allowed to make up any exchange rate they want. That is why the exchange rate for currencies is federally regulated. ask the Princes store that got nailed for this back in the late 90s in the US. Ironically they were offering a few cents more than the federal level. Not sure why anyone would have complained about that but then again people do weird things.

Personally I don't care as I will not be buying a lifetime account. It is not worth my time to bother filing a complaint about that. Though I am curious as to why cryptic charged $9 on my card without authorization and added several extra days to my sub after doing so. Thats a big no no. Theres also the matter of charging $1 every time I renew my sub without explanation or a statement saying it is being done.

Anyways this is getting off topic so i'll stop there.

and PS: and cryptic, if you want people to buy lifetime accounts, actually do something to to the game to make it worth buying one. theres not enough to come close as it is now.
I'm sorry, I don't believe you talked to a lawyer, because if you did he / she would have told you your wrong. Not trying to be argumentative, but that's a fact - it's got nothing to do with "exchange rates", it's got everything to do with Cryptics decision on how much they wish to price the product in different geographical regions.

Done all the time, not only with hard goods and merchandise but with services too.

Now on topic - if you do the math, a lifetime sub becomes a positive gain upon about the 16 month , if your paying monthly.

That's coming up quite soon for me , and that's the advantage of showing your support and taking advantage of the game - like any investment there's some risk but if enough people decide to take that risk then it becomes no longer a risk, but a positive.

With the reviews, awards won, and content being delivered in the manner it has been, STO will be here for a long time. It's only to your advantage to consider the reduced price of the lifetime.