International Price fixing with regard Steam Games.
I had just run a game design challenge over at gamedev.net which amongst other things offered a steam prize to the value of x amount. When it came time to the winner choosing his game he selected Skyrim at $39.99(US) in North America - Yet purchasing the game in Australia to send as a gift to the winner cost $59.99(US). Timing was basically simultaneous.
I have been aware for some while that Itunes charge higher costs for people in Australia to download their songs, but the question really does beg to be asked.
Why...In the age of digital distribution is Australia still getting sliced for more?
I can understand Australia paying more for physical goods (i.e. logistics) but this just seems cheap. Does anyone have any insight into this?