Submitted by Gekko 1161d ago | news

Digital products cost twice as much in Australia

Australians are paying almost twice as much as US shoppers for some computer games because the IT industry discriminates, consumer watchdog Choice says.

A federal government inquiry into IT pricing has heard Australians pay 90 per cent more for Nintendo games than Americans, and an average of about 50 per cent extra across the digital board. (Culture, Nintendo, Wii)

AusRogo  +   1161d ago
We pay more for retail too, it sucks but just gotta shop at the right place.
CanadianTurtle  +   1161d ago
Man it must be terrible to be a gamer there. What about Amazon, do most australian gamers end up using those to get good deals?
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tsn  +   1161d ago
There are shops who buy from UK and re sell to us Online which cuts the price in half.

But yeah Australia is ridiculous.

Our dollar is stronger than US yet we pay a lot more for things EG we pay 40% more on cars than the US do since our currency is so strong for the past 3 years nothing has changed infact things have gone up in price and Aussies buy from online... Now our government doesn't like that so they are going to tax online purchases big time.

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