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We are slightly adjusting local pricing due to changes in currency exchange rates.

Due to recent significant changes in currency conversion rates, we need to re-evaluate and update the local price values for the products on GOG.com. When preparing for the launch of our local currency payment options we've monitored the conversion rates for 18 months, looking at the average, and rounding it to the closest 0.09. That's how we came up with - for example - the 4.49€ equivalent for the $5.99 price-tag (with 4.51€ being the average converted price out of the previous 18 months). With fairness and clarity in mind, we decided to stick to the prices calculated this way, and only update them if a really considerable change in currency exchange rates would occur.

Unfortunately, this happened much sooner than anyone would expect. There are evident changes in the conversion rates for almost all currencies used on GOG.com. Therefore, we are forced to adjust some of the local-currency prices of the GOG.com catalog items.The prices are changing only by a small margin that allows us to compensate for the recent shifts in currency exchange rates. Here's a representative example of the pricing changes:

For $9,99 games:
- the EUR price was: 7,49; is: 7,99
- the GBP price was: 5,99; is: 6,19
- the AUD price was: 10,89; is: 11,49
- the RUB price was: 359; is: 389

The changes will come into effect on Wednesday, October 1 at 12:00PM GMT. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may be causing you. Please remember that you have the option to switch your preferred currency back to USD in the site's footer.

We will continue to monitor the exchange rates and apply further updates. Hopefully, we'll see the rates reverting to their more beneficial state soon, so that the next small price update can be in everyone's favor. We will communicate any future adjustments in the forum thread for this topic, so please follow it if you're interested in the future development for local prices.
March is tax month in Russia. The rouble is going to crash so hard in April.
Isn't GOG booking their income (at least for Euro) in Cyprus? Only the share of each sale that has to be passed on to the distributor of a game might be paid in USD and thus affected by exchange rain tes. GOG's share on the other hand is and was in EUR and therefore not affected by EUR/USD rates. To copy changes in USD-EUR rates 100% to game prices is a hidden rise in prices.

How about lowering regional prices, now that you increased your EUR income?
Well, this makes it a round 1/3 increase in prices for € since the 1st of October. Yay...

These are the times when one feels good about having a huge backlog to attend to.
Soon on GOG:

Fair Price Package
Because $1 is not €1

If a product on GOG.com costs more in the US than the price in Europe, we will make up the difference...
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real.geizterfahr: Soon on GOG:

Fair Price Package
Because $1 is not €1

If a product on GOG.com costs more in the US than the price in Europe, we will make up the difference...
I like this idea! +1 ;)
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yyahoo: I like this idea! +1 ;)
Well, let's hope for it then :)
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DeMignon: Isn't GOG booking their income (at least for Euro) in Cyprus? Only the share of each sale that has to be passed on to the distributor of a game might be paid in USD and thus affected by exchange rain tes. GOG's share on the other hand is and was in EUR and therefore not affected by EUR/USD rates. To copy changes in USD-EUR rates 100% to game prices is a hidden rise in prices.

How about lowering regional prices, now that you increased your EUR income?
GOG/CD Projekt are in Poland which does not use the Euro BTW, they have their own currency. Aside from that though they most likely do not convert every form of received money into Zlotys nor Euro, but most likely either into USD or keep it as they receive it to some degree or another.
Post edited March 12, 2015 by skeletonbow
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real.geizterfahr: Soon on GOG:

Fair Price Package
Because $1 is not €1

If a product on GOG.com costs more in the US than the price in Europe, we will make up the difference...
That's one way to not get rid of the box in the main page.
Post edited March 12, 2015 by Grargar
If this keeps going soon $1 will equal 1€. And then GOG will mark 'Get rid of regional pricing' wish as completed... or publishers will decide that one dollar does not equal one euro after all :)
Damn the Euro and the deprecation. Price increases all the time and this will go on at least till the end of 2016 if not longer as far as EU central bank prognosis goes (money printing till end of 2016). Witcher price increase in last couple of months by 6€ already (15% price increase already).
Post edited March 13, 2015 by Matruchus
its time to cry :(

from 7,49€ (sep 2014) to 9,29€ (mar 2015)

a 75% discount is now a 70% discount compared to the old price
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skeletonbow: GOG/CD Projekt are in Poland which does not use the Euro BTW, they have their own currency. Aside from that though they most likely do not convert every form of received money into Zlotys nor Euro, but most likely either into USD or keep it as they receive it to some degree or another.
This is all true but only for their physical location.

From their new User Agreement:

"1. ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT
1.1 This Agreement is a contract between you and GOG Ltd, 7 Florinis Street, Greg Tower, 6th floor, 1065 Nicosia, Cyprus and applies to www.GOG.com, your GOG user account, the GOG Downloader, the GOG Galaxy Client for updating games, any games or videos or other content which you purchase or access via GOG.com, the GOG web forums, GOG customer and technical support and other services we provide to you (we'll just call all this “GOG services” for short).[...]"
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skeletonbow: GOG/CD Projekt are in Poland which does not use the Euro BTW, they have their own currency. Aside from that though they most likely do not convert every form of received money into Zlotys nor Euro, but most likely either into USD or keep it as they receive it to some degree or another.
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Wurzelkraft: This is all true but only for their physical location.

From their new User Agreement:

"1. ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT
1.1 This Agreement is a contract between you and GOG Ltd, 7 Florinis Street, Greg Tower, 6th floor, 1065 Nicosia, Cyprus and applies to www.GOG.com, your GOG user account, the GOG Downloader, the GOG Galaxy Client for updating games, any games or videos or other content which you purchase or access via GOG.com, the GOG web forums, GOG customer and technical support and other services we provide to you (we'll just call all this “GOG services” for short).[...]"
I wonder if Treasure ever went to visit that building to see what's there...
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skeletonbow: GOG/CD Projekt are in Poland which does not use the Euro BTW, they have their own currency. Aside from that though they most likely do not convert every form of received money into Zlotys nor Euro, but most likely either into USD or keep it as they receive it to some degree or another.
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Wurzelkraft: This is all true but only for their physical location.

From their new User Agreement:

"1. ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT
1.1 This Agreement is a contract between you and GOG Ltd, 7 Florinis Street, Greg Tower, 6th floor, 1065 Nicosia, Cyprus and applies to www.GOG.com, your GOG user account, the GOG Downloader, the GOG Galaxy Client for updating games, any games or videos or other content which you purchase or access via GOG.com, the GOG web forums, GOG customer and technical support and other services we provide to you (we'll just call all this “GOG services” for short).[...]"
Regardless, the premise is ridiculous. Currency rates vary between countries around the world beyond anything GOG personally has any control over. To paint that in a way that tries to suggest that they have some evil benefit from it is just misdirected at best.
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mrkgnao: I wonder if Treasure ever went to visit that building to see what's there...
I always had the feeling this Cyprus thing was a ruse...