Klowem Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:45am
Will Steam ever use AUD? - Yep!
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Squidgyness Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:48am 
Isn't Australia experiencing some sort of slump in the dollar following a boom in mineral wealth atm? That's probably whats skewing the exchange rate. I read somewhere that the AUD rose too high. I don't really see how using the AUD will help, since it doesn't always work out as a perfect conversion. Companies love charging more in the native currency, hence Europe getting shafted by america on a regular basis when it comes to electronics prices.

For example, that game could be advertised in AUD but be $3.50AUD.

But I'm not an economist, so take that with an ocean of salt.
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Tathel Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:57am 
If steam used AUD they'd just have to take the loss on exchange instead of you, so i'm not sure they'll do that.
Klowem Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:59am 
I would rather it be the price that im going to pay so instead of them putting alan wake up for $2.99USD i would see $3.29AUS.
sfnhltb Jul 17, 2013 @ 8:04am 
Originally posted by Tathel:
If steam used AUD they'd just have to take the loss on exchange instead of you, so i'm not sure they'll do that.

Except Steam converts the AUD to USD at the same exchange rate as they would convert the prices, so it wouldn't make any difference if they showed the equivalent AUD price like they do for £ and € and presumably a number of other currencies.
thealienamongus Jul 17, 2013 @ 8:13am 
Buy some Steam Wallet cards from EB Games, because of the Aus store being in USD you get a better rate as you can buy $50 wallet credit for 50AUD.
Klowem Jul 17, 2013 @ 8:15am 
Originally posted by thealienamongus:
Buy some Steam Wallet cards from EB Games, because of the Aus store being in USD you get a better rate as you can buy $50 wallet credit for 50AUD.

Wow that's a good idea thanks!
Atomic_Hero Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:40pm 
Originally posted by Klowem:
Originally posted by thealienamongus:
Buy some Steam Wallet cards from EB Games, because of the Aus store being in USD you get a better rate as you can buy $50 wallet credit for 50AUD.

Wow that's a good idea thanks!

Yeah seems to be a idea i've done it a few times, just dont get sucked in and walk out with 3 games haha.
Xerse Xros Jul 28, 2013 @ 9:40am 
would it really make any difference because with exchange rates wouldn't it be the same? correct me if im wrong. What stores beside EB game sell the Steam wallet cards?
Ultrapwnd Aug 8, 2013 @ 8:27am 
Is there even EBgames in Australia?
Satoru Aug 8, 2013 @ 8:34am 
Yes

Originally posted by Ultrapwnd:
Is there even EBgames in Australia?
Alpha_6 Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
Originally posted by Satoru:
Yes

Originally posted by Ultrapwnd:
Is there even EBgames in Australia?

It may say EB on the store but its Gamestop...they all are. EB was always owned by the same mother company. My store had Software etc till they closed it cuz they would have to sign a new lease to change the sign. :P
si Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:14am 
I was fine with it when we were always paying the US price, but now they have special Aus/NZ prices for some games but still won't even use our own currencies!?
XR Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:57pm 
Originally posted by si:
I was fine with it when we were always paying the US price, but now they have special Aus/NZ prices for some games but still won't even use our own currencies!?


Deep Silver and Bethesda Softworks are the two biggest at doing this at the moment.

IE: Dead Island Riptide $39.99 in the US and $69.99 in AU + we get the bonus of paying in USD.

http://www.steamprices.com/au/topripoffs

You'll see a pattern at which company's are more than happy to really screw you over in you live in Australia.
Last edited by XR; Sep 4, 2013 @ 2:18pm
Shopi Sep 4, 2013 @ 7:30am 
I personally think if we're being charged US rates we should get US prices....
Satoru Sep 4, 2013 @ 8:18am 
Originally posted by Shopi:
I personally think if we're being charged US rates we should get US prices....

Publishers set pricing.
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