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# 1 C-Store Currency Rates USD/EUR
10-26-2011, 12:21 AM
Hi,

I live in europe

Long time ago I bought a ship in the Cstore and could pay in Dollars (1eur were 1,4 dollars back then)
and as I remember I got 100CP for one Dollar

So now I have to pay 1,2eur for 100CP (20%VAT, and again eur/dollar is 1,4 ^^)
so that would mean ~1,7 Dollar for 100CP

Is that the same scam as on steam ?

Or has every American customer to pay 34$ for a 2.000cp Ship ???

or do Americans pay 20$ and just all EU countries are scammed ?
(70% increased prices)
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# 2
10-26-2011, 12:49 AM
It is not Cryptics fault that you live in Europe and must charge the Banks with extra money for change Euro -> Dollar and pay VAT in your Country.

Easy Sollution: Rebel against the Goverment, throw them out of the Land and join the USA .
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# 3
10-26-2011, 01:03 AM
what what what

even with VAT excluded its 28$ for a 2.000cp Ship !

Cryptics set their exchange from USD/EUR at 1:1
even when its 1.4:1 at the Bank
And not letting Europeans pay with Dollar.

That means as European you pay still 40% more.
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# 4
10-26-2011, 01:45 AM
Please keep in mind that the exchange rates are reviewed every 3 months by Cryptic and adjusted where needed. We're getting more C-Points now for our Euros than a year ago. Where 100 CP used to cost 1.20 Euros they cost only 1 Euro now.

Cryptic already indicated that it's not feasible for them to review the exchange rates on a daily basis. Personally I don't think we have anything to complain about when it comes to this. Americans get their C-points for more Dollars than we pay Euros, so it's not a 1:1 exchange rate. Never was either.
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# 5
10-26-2011, 05:44 AM
the course doesnt change that fast so I dont expect a daily check.

But changing the overpricing for europeans from 60% to 40%
(which isnt that true by the way, since a year ago you could pay with dollars.)

is still overpricing.
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# 6
10-26-2011, 11:03 AM
The F2P future will have even more focus on the shop so the OP makes a valid point.

It is up to Cryptic to decide if they want to focus solely on the US market and scare away potential customers by neglecting and overcharging them.
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# 7
10-26-2011, 11:29 AM
Cryptic are too cheap to absorb VAT costs, which means us Europeans will get even more screwed over than Americans when C-store prices go up.
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# 8
10-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by XYR
Easy Sollution: Rebel against the Goverment, throw them out of the Land and join the USA .
Isn't that a self contradiction, as USA means United States of America as in the continent of America?
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# 9
10-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Actually, it's $25 for 2000cp.
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# 10
10-26-2011, 03:33 PM
Pay via paypal, cryptic submits them USD values and you'll get the correct exchange rates. VAT will however still be added, but with around 1,4 USD per EUR your still paying less than otherwise.
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