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FRIGATE OF EVE BOOK- LIMITED EDITION

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Brothers of Tangra
#1 - 2017-04-13 05:22:29 UTC
Just wondering:

what's the reason the book in the US is so much cheaper than the other ones?
Sure, it can be manufactered there, but that doens't justify an +20€ cost.

Even the UK version is cheaper then the EU version.
Would love to get someone from ccp to react on this.
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2017-04-13 07:14:47 UTC
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Just wondering:

what's the reason the book in the US is so much cheaper than the other ones?
Sure, it can be manufactered there, but that doens't justify an +20€ cost.

Even the UK version is cheaper then the EU version.
Would love to get someone from ccp to react on this.


Shipping and customs and/or tariff charges, I reckon. Maybe someone will come along to do the math.

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Brothers of Tangra
#3 - 2017-04-13 07:43:34 UTC
Elmund Egivand wrote:
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Just wondering:

what's the reason the book in the US is so much cheaper than the other ones?
Sure, it can be manufactered there, but that doens't justify an +20€ cost.

Even the UK version is cheaper then the EU version.
Would love to get someone from ccp to react on this.


Shipping and customs and/or tariff charges, I reckon. Maybe someone will come along to do the math.



for now the UK is still part of the EU and still they are cheaper off?
Solitaire.
#4 - 2017-04-13 07:56:44 UTC
Cause our money has value
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2017-04-13 08:16:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Elmund Egivand
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Elmund Egivand wrote:
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Just wondering:

what's the reason the book in the US is so much cheaper than the other ones?
Sure, it can be manufactered there, but that doens't justify an +20€ cost.

Even the UK version is cheaper then the EU version.
Would love to get someone from ccp to react on this.


Shipping and customs and/or tariff charges, I reckon. Maybe someone will come along to do the math.



for now the UK is still part of the EU and still they are cheaper off?


The UK uses pounds, not Euros, and their economy is separate from Euro's.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

Black Marker
#6 - 2017-04-13 10:27:46 UTC
Elmund Egivand wrote:
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Elmund Egivand wrote:
Vendoor Zenjarr wrote:
Just wondering:

what's the reason the book in the US is so much cheaper than the other ones?
Sure, it can be manufactered there, but that doens't justify an +20€ cost.

Even the UK version is cheaper then the EU version.
Would love to get someone from ccp to react on this.


Shipping and customs and/or tariff charges, I reckon. Maybe someone will come along to do the math.



for now the UK is still part of the EU and still they are cheaper off?


The UK uses pounds, not Euros, and their economy is separate from Euro's.

It's all in US$ prices on the EVE store... The UK people get it 20$ cheaper than the rest of Europe.

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Heretic Nation
#7 - 2017-04-13 12:20:36 UTC
Cause EU citizens are not cheap captains compared to the others #nopoor

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Caldari State
#8 - 2017-04-13 21:51:55 UTC
This kind of question comes up periodically and the simple answer is taxes which vary widely in different regions.

And the US price is not as cheap as it looks. Due to how US sales tax is done the price you see does not include tax so what you actually pay is higher than the listed price. In many other parts of the world tax is included in the listed price and you pay exactly that much.
Working Stiffs
#9 - 2017-04-13 21:56:03 UTC
I'll wait for the peasant edition.

I have the peasant editions of the other books, too.
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#10 - 2017-04-13 23:53:48 UTC
It wouldn't surprise me too much if the printing is happening in the uk. so it's already there. Which makes shipping _far_ easier. Or they just shipped a batch to the uk, and will handle the European shipping from there.

In addition, iirc, Books don't have VAT charged on them in the uk. So there may be that.

The US price as mentioned above, doesn't include sales tax. While some people won't bother paying it, they are liable to. Just a screwed up system over there.

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#11 - 2017-04-14 01:29:48 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
The US price as mentioned above, doesn't include sales tax. While some people won't bother paying it, they are liable to. Just a screwed up system over there.


In the US, online sellers are only required to collect sales tax at time of purchase if they have a physical store presence in the state where the buyer resides. Technically, you're supposed to report all items that you purchased online and didn't pay a sales tax on, but nobody does and it's never enforced for private consumers (with the exception of big ticket items like boats and cars) . In this case, CCP isn't required to collect the sales tax and nobody is going to enforce reporting requirements on the consumer end.

On the other hand, shipping costs an extra $17 to the East Coast.

Caldari State
#12 - 2017-04-14 02:26:47 UTC
Any-one want to buy a black-market CCP bikini calendar??!!


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#13 - 2017-04-14 02:43:19 UTC
Vipsan Agrippa wrote:
Any-one want to buy a black-market CCP bikini calendar??!!


Will really rock your frigate!

100k iskies, Cheap! For Cheap thrills! Smile


only if limited edition Cool
#14 - 2017-04-14 05:53:06 UTC
Tau Cabalander wrote:
I'll wait for the peasant edition.

I have the peasant editions of the other books, too.


Me too. I like Eve, but not in a collector's edition story of way. Friend zoned! Smile

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#15 - 2017-04-14 06:57:21 UTC
Lulu Lunette wrote:
Tau Cabalander wrote:
I'll wait for the peasant edition.

I have the peasant editions of the other books, too.


Me too. I like Eve, but not in a collector's edition story of way. Friend zoned! Smile


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#16 - 2017-04-14 14:50:27 UTC
Removed some off-topic posts

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#17 - 2017-04-14 18:56:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Faulker Gath'nor
Ordered... now, anticipated greatly. Any word on what in-game items may ship with it? #nopoors
Black Marker
#18 - 2017-04-14 19:10:45 UTC
Faulker Gath'nor wrote:
Ordered... now, anticipated greatly. Any word on what in-game items may ship with it?

Useless junk.. But at least this time around they included a download code for the digital copy of the book. I had to buy me a copy of EVE: Source for reading..

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Pandemic Horde
#19 - 2017-04-14 20:42:02 UTC
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Cause our money has value


One would hope a multi nation currency is stronger than 1 entity lol. Sadly looking at the numbers 1 euro is currently 1.06 to the dollar😬 Lulz
#20 - 2017-04-15 02:18:52 UTC
There are differences in VAT, State and Federal Taxes between the US, UK and EU.

This makes the price different. There's also differences in shipping and logistics costs, which makes the price differ a little.

Hope this helps.

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