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

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#1  Edited By Simplexity

..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? :(

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#2  Edited By Cloudenvy

Uhm..Since forever? D:

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#3  Edited By Emilio
@Prodstep:  
Dude, what?
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#4  Edited By RIDEBIRD

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

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#5  Edited By Doctorchimp

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

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#6  Edited By Simplexity

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.

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#7  Edited By Seedofpower

Yes.

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#8  Edited By beforet

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?

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#9  Edited By Simplexity

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

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#11  Edited By Pepeman

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

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#12  Edited By KillyDarko
@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...
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#13  Edited By valrog
@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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