When and why did Steam change to charge games in Euros..

#1 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

..Instead of Dollars?

I just noticed as I bought bastion that I was charged in euros and that fucking sucks, why did they do that? :(

#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Uhm..Since forever? D:

#3 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Prodstep:  
Dude, what?
#4 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

If you're in Europe, which I guess, then since about three or four years ago.

#5 Posted by Doctorchimp (4076 posts) -

Can't you set up an American account and pay in dollars?

#6 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

It's been that long? shit I've been thinking I've been paying dollars all this time, I guess that's what I get for not reading.

#7 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

Yes.

#8 Posted by Beforet (2921 posts) -

Only kinda related: is it true that Steam assumes a 1:1 exchange rate between dollars and euros? Like a $50 game will be a €50 game?

#9 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

@Beforet: Yes, that is why I never noticed I guess.

#10 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2294 posts) -
#11 Posted by Pepeman (112 posts) -

50 euros = 67,70 dollars.....:(

#12 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
@Beforet said:

Only kinda related: is it true that Steam assumes a 1:1 exchange rate between dollars and euros? Like a $50 game will be a €50 game?

Unfortunately, yes :(
But it goes beyond Steam, even-- PC retail games in most of Europe are commonly sold at €50, as if no exchange rate conversion was needed. It's ridiculous, really...
#13 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@Beforet said:

Only kinda related: is it true that Steam assumes a 1:1 exchange rate between dollars and euros? Like a $50 game will be a €50 game?

Yes. But not for sales I think. Borderlands was 5€ here, but 7,5$ in the US... I think.

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