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Screen Play: Game importing for dummies

Screen Play writes:

"With prices rising for food, housing and petrol, there's never been a better time to start importing video games. You be able to find cheaper games, saving money for more essential items.

Gaming is an expensive hobby, especially in Australia, where the industry has been happily charging consumers excessive prices for new release games compared to our overseas friends.

The industry claims the reason why games stay at a constant price in Australia is due to our remoteness from other parts of the world, and there are fears of "crashing the industry" if game prices fluctuated. What a load of rubbish. If our dollar is stronger against the greenback, I see no reason why we should have to pay more for games. The comicbook industry quickly lowered the prices for their stock when the Australian dollar was going strong earlier this year.

Of course, importing does hurt the local industry, as you won't be buying games from local retailers, thus not supporting the Australian economy. Though helping the economy means spending hundreds of dollars each year for games that can be found for much less overseas.

So how does one go about importing games? Here's a quick run down of what this process involves."

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