|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Gog.com and "fair price"

Default Gog.com and "fair price"

April 16th, 2015, 12:49
As far as I understand, gog.com supposed to have "fair price" or what not.

However their Ukraine version of their site have huge discounts even factoring in UK tax and exchange rates. For example,

Witcher 3 at UK - 41.49. You get 4.80 store credit as fair price. So W3 at UK site is 36.69.
Witcher 3 at Ukraine - $15.79 which is 10.58.

So the price difference between UK and Ukraine is 26.11! No amount of Uk tax will explain the difference.

So my question, what is their "fair Price" thing is supposed to mean please?
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#1

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,443

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 12:56
Well to be fair the Ukraine economy is beyond repair right now, but I get what your saying. Anyway It seems the site tries to sell games at market value in each country.

Update: Anyway try asking GOG they usually answer any questions.
Last edited by Couchpotato; April 16th, 2015 at 13:09.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
The Overworked Potato
RPGWatch Team

#2

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Potato Land
Posts: 13,656
+1:

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 16:10
Also I'm curious if you have any affiliation with this UK website lostforever. As the writer clearly has a problem with GOG offering Witcher 3 for 1/3 of the price in Ukraine.

Link - http://savygamer.co.uk/2015/04/16/go…cing-bollocks/
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
The Overworked Potato
RPGWatch Team

#3

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Potato Land
Posts: 13,656

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 16:45
Depends on what fair price means. It might mean price that locals can afford to pay.

How many people outside Ukraine would move to Ukraine in order to benefit from the awesome cut and how many people within Ukraine would move to UK in order to bear the gruesome overpricing?

That states who gets the fair offer in this deal.

Backlog:0
ChienAboyeur is offline

ChienAboyeur

SasqWatch

#4

Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,541
+1:

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 17:12
Originally Posted by ChienAboyeur View Post
Depends on what fair price means. It might mean price that locals can afford to pay.
.
Thats not what it means. They say on their website they charge "fair" price so that you don't get screwed over due to currency. In one example they used was 1$ != 1 etc.

Also see the article couch linked above, it clearly explains the issue…
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#5

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,443

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 17:19
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Also I'm curious if you have any affiliation with this UK website lostforever. As the writer clearly has a problem with GOG offering Witcher 3 for 1/3 of the price in Ukraine.

Link - http://savygamer.co.uk/2015/04/16/go…cing-bollocks/
Ah never heard of them and thanks for the link. He explains situation very clearly.

I have no problems with Gog.com price discriminating based on regions but as the article say they were opposed region pricing before and made big big fuss about and now have changed their minds. They can't pull the publisher card in this case since gog.com and CDPR are the same people!

Here is gist of the issue from the article,
"Whether you think it is right or wrong for customers in richer or poorer countries to be charged different prices, GOG have made their stance on this matter known repeatedly. When it comes to advertising what makes them different from their competitors, when it comes down to courting custom from regions that have been treated poorly by many other entities in the games industry, GOG have taken great care to establish that they believe in one price for all customers, and not treating people differently purely because of their nationality. When it comes to actually delivering on this promise, when a lot of money is on the line, they have proven themselves to be unwilling or unable to actually deliver. This seems like hypocrisy to me. If they are dead set on embracing regional pricing discrimination, they should openly admit the change of policy, communicate to their customers why they ended up making this decision, and apologise for failing to follow through on promises they made in the past."
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#6

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,443

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 17:29
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. -Publius Syrus

If you start telling a someone what they can start selling something for then they won't sell it..at least not legally.

Is anyone twisting your arm to buy this in the Ukraine? Its not like its profiteering.

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 3,280
+1:

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 17:33
Originally Posted by Lucky Day View Post
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. -Publius Syrus

If you start telling a someone what they can start selling something for then they won't sell it..at least not legally.

Is anyone twisting your arm to buy this in the Ukraine? Its not like its profiteering.
I have no problem with Gog.com price discriminating based on geographical locations. After all everybody else does it. However in the past they claimed that they don't do this and criticized other vendors for this behaviour. I am only curious when the policy has changed and why they decided it do now.
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#8

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,443

Default 

April 16th, 2015, 17:51
I also made post on their site and other people have respond saying that from February (odd timing with Witch 3 release?) this year they are also price discriminating based on geographical locations.

This video was posted by gog.com few years ago and now they look bit foolish….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=34&v=nRdfYwvGTos

Anyway I used to give preference to Gog.com over Steam due to "good guy" stance on few matters but it looks like they are no different now than anybody else…
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#9

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,443
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Gog.com and "fair price"
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:59.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch