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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.
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Lemon_Curry: They'll probably announce the good news on April Fool's Day.
what the hell did just happen in the usa, that the dollar got so strong
Post edited March 20, 2015 by apehater
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apehater: what the hell did just happen in the usa, that the dollar got so strong
GOG opened an office in L.A.
for me this totally sucked but also shows that no-one in the know actually planned this out.

tomorrow as in sat 21st i was going to to purchase a bundle of games all currently on discounted promotion and had it all setup in the basket ready to pay well...

today i come on to GOG website and find the total in my basket had increased from around £27 to well over £30...

fair enough you have to adjust for the new exchange rates but please do not expect me to understand that you couldn't find 1 single day when there are no promotion running to do it?

for me now purchasing anything on the current promotions is a fail as i am now not getting the Exact same promotion that other people purchased the day before due to a completely different price...as i mention its bad practice to change prices on any promotion as its unfair especially to all the loyal customers that may not have had time to purchase instantly.

no excuse not to wait for 1 clear (no promotions running) day.

also im aware i may not get feedback from any gog moderators but i am just expressing how frustrating it is having slowly migrating to GOG from steam to have first the restructuring in the library and now the sudden price changes on promotiions...which is new for me as being on steam for well over 5 years and only being a Gog member for 3 i have never seen steam alter prices like this.
Post edited March 20, 2015 by HornyRhino
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HornyRhino: for me this totally sucked but also shows that no-one in the know actually planned this out.

tomorrow as in sat 21st i was going to to purchase a bundle of games all currently on discounted promotion and had it all setup in the basket ready to pay well...

today i come on to GOG website and find the total in my basket had increased from around £27 to well over £30...

fair enough you have to adjust for the new exchange rates but please do not expect me to understand that you couldn't find 1 single day when there are no promotion running to do it?

for me now purchasing anything on the current promotions is a fail as i am now not getting the Exact same promotion that other people purchased the day before due to a completely different price...as i mention its bad practice to change prices on any promotion as its unfair especially to all the loyal customers that may not have had time to purchase instantly.

no excuse not to wait for 1 clear (no promotions running) day.

also im aware i may not get feedback from any gog moderators but i am just expressing how frustrating it is having slowly migrating to GOG from steam to have first the restructuring in the library and now the sudden price changes on promotiions...which is new for me as being on steam for well over 5 years and only being a Gog member for 3 i have never seen steam alter prices like this.
You could just use the USD pricing, then it wouldn't have changed (although then you'd be paying the current exchange rates which vary daily instead and you may have to pay exchange fees on top).
Nice this conversion thingy:

Steam : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 41.99 EU
GOG : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 42.49 EU
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Melvinica: Nice this conversion thingy:

Steam : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 41.99 EU
GOG : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 42.49 EU
thats because the gog version contains the gog exclusive dlc: drm-free

worth 1$ or?
Post edited March 20, 2015 by apehater
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Melvinica: Nice this conversion thingy:

Steam : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 41.99 EU
GOG : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 42.49 EU
It's still €41.99 for me.
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Melvinica: Nice this conversion thingy:

Steam : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 41.99 EU
GOG : Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition 42.49 EU
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apehater: thats because the gog version contains the gog exclusive dlc: drm-free

worth 1$ or?
It's not about the difference, my point is that the price should not exceed the standard price for a regional priced game. I'm not interested buying from Steam, I was just trying to make a point.
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Melvinica: It's not about the difference, my point is that the price should not exceed the standard price for a regional priced game. I'm not interested buying from Steam, I was just trying to make a point.
Maybe the game isn't regionally-priced for you, which might explain why there is this price discrepancy ($44.99=€42.49 using GOG's currency converter)
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Melvinica: It's not about the difference, my point is that the price should not exceed the standard price for a regional priced game. I'm not interested buying from Steam, I was just trying to make a point.
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Grargar: Maybe the game isn't regionally-priced for you, which might explain why there is this price discrepancy ($44.99=€42.49 using GOG's currency converter)
Indeed, I changed my currency to $ and the price is $44.99.
What would you think of gog to buy 5.99 or 9.99 store credit. Then you can use that later on. It saves people money if the euro drops down so hard.
Due to further changes in conversion rates, we've had to update our pricings yet again.

EUR decreased:
$5.99 now €5.49 (used to be €5.69)
$9.99 now €9.19 (used to be €9.49)

RUB decreased:
$5.99 now ₽359 (used to be ₽389)
$9.99 now ₽599 (used to be ₽639)

GBP and AUD didn’t change.
The conversion rate for € finally became better. It's been months ever since I last saw the € becoming stronger.
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Grargar: The conversion rate for € finally became better. It's been months ever since I last saw the € becoming stronger.
and its gone again :(
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apehater: and its gone again :(
$1=€0.949

Oh well. Maybe, it will get better. Maybe not.