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On March 31st we are going to discontinue the Fair Price Package program. Let us explain the reasoning behind this decision.

We came up with Fair Price Package (FPP) as a way to make up the price difference between various countries. Some games on GOG.COM have regional pricing, meaning the price of the same game in one place can be higher compared to its price in North America. In countries where the game is more expensive, we give users the equivalent of the price difference in GOG Wallet funds. In actual numbers, on average, we give users back 12% of the game price from our own pocket. In some cases, this number can reach as high as 37%.

In the past, we were able to cover these extra costs from our cut and still turn a small profit. Unfortunately, this is not the case anymore. With an increasing share paid to developers, our cut gets smaller. However, we look at it, at the end of the day we are a store and need to make sure we sell games without a loss.

Removing FPP is not a decision we make lightly, but by making this change, we will be able to offer better conditions to game creators, which — in turn — will allow us to offer you more curated classic games and new releases. All DRM-free.

We wanted to make sure you have some lead time to still benefit from the Fair Price Package. The program will last until the 31st of March, 2019, so if you would like to take advantage of it, now is the time. The funds you gather from the program will keep the 12 months expiration date from the moment you’ve been granted your last funds.
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First of all, thank you for your support. This was not an easy decision to discontinue the FPP program and we're grateful to you for understanding the reasons behind it. We see that quite a few of you raised concerns about GOG's future. As a part of publicly traded company, we can't comment on any financial results until they are officially reported, but we want to ensure you everything is good with GOG. Being part of a big gaming company, some reports - especially some given by significant media outlets - can often sound much scarier than reality.

You've been also concerned about your access to the games you’ve purchased on GOG. We've covered this topic years ago and it's been in our User Agreement for a long time (please check the section 17.3). This is not only a legal obligation to you but a core part of our ethics as a company.

But don’t worry, all is good, and we have a great plan for the future of GOG. We can’t wait for you to see some of the exciting things we have coming very soon.

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Post edited February 26, 2019 by elcook
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john_hatcher: How can you now know, which games have regional prices and what is the difference?
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Cavalary: If you are as it says, in Sri Lanka, none. GOG doesn't currently have regional pricing there, you get the base (US) price.
In general, said it a bunch of times. For games added to the catalog before 2018, check MaGOG. For newer additions you can search for them in the dedicated thread, but with the forum's search function being as it is that may take a while, and either way what's posted there only reflects the pricing at the time of posting, and the most recent additions may take quite some time to be posted at all.
Alternately, you can use the api to check yourself. With the US price being the base price, you check for the US price and then compare to what you see. For that, you first get the game's ID (check page source and search for card-product), and then use it to go to api.gog.com/products/GAMEID/prices?countryCode=US replacing GAMEID with that number. Replace US with another country code to check it elsewhere.
I know I'm a little bit late to the party, but thanks for the explanation and I did use it and hacked together a little java program, that checks if a game has a regional price or not.

Download can be found at wetransfer.com ... https://we.tl/t-X6KTxiBAB4 (password is "gogripoff" without the ""). If you don't trust me, you might trust virustotal.com .... https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/84b72a39cddd304a438c7811695982ac13f811a49e64d96374a3ce2684f1827c/detection). If I find the time and there is interest, I might publish the source code one day.


To use this, you can export the two files (grrf.jar and grrf.json in one diretory and double click on the jar file (well, as java is, you need the jre which can be downloaded from https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp).

Then a beautiful constructed gui will open (and if you are not blinded by it, just copy a game url like https://www.gog.com/game/sniper_elite_v2_remastered for Sniper Elite V2 in the upper left textbox, select your language/region you want to know the price and press the button "get prices". Normally, like with the above example, you should see that Sniper Elite is 13,21% more expensive in Germany than in the US.
As I have not implemented any error checks, there is always the possibility of this program just closing without any warning, if something goes wrong and something I did not think of.

Hope, this is of use to someone.