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Big mistake when buying?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Theron, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Theron

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    So I activated my account for 1 month only to follow in updating my mythic account to get a 6 month payment option for 80.7€ (67.99€+taxes)...ouch!

    Now I see in Origin's website they are selling game time codes for 6 month for only 45.99€???? What the heck???? Why such a big difference???

    How are most people paying for it?? I have the "Big Mistake" feeling right now....
     
  2. Storm

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    I pay mine month to month, I am not sure how conversions work between US and Europe (if that is where you are) but could that be it?
     
  3. kongomongo

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    Depending on your country it can have a big impact. I pay via GTC only as its just so much cheaper here
     
  4. Vor

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    Yeap. Buy from Origin. But at the end of the day, over 6 months.. it's not a huge difference :)
     
  5. Theron

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    It's about 50% less from 80€ to 45€. I basically paid double price...it won't make an impact on my life, fortunately, but it probably won't happen again.
     
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  6. Tazar

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    Keep in mind that what you see as the "price" on Origin is before any taxes, etc. Not sure what your tax rate is - but that could be a part of the issue. You see the tax on the completed transaction charge, but not yet on the Origin site.
     
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  7. Theron

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    Yes, that is important. Guess I'll just have to try and find out what the final price is in Euros for the 6 months from Origin.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Jade of Sonoma

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    I live in Canada and the rate they charge me is more because of the exchange rate and taxes added to my charges so what I pay, is always more than the price advertised.

    Now I use a special CC limited to a low amount, to pay for the game rather than buy other ways of paying for the game. It is secure and safe. Also it helps keep records of what I am paying what for which since I have more than one UO Account.

    Only NOW I have a NEW problem - My canne corso Italian mastiff Dog Hugo ate my new card. It will take up to six weeks for a replacement plus another week of two for the new "pin' number to arrive separately because the CC company says a LOST card has to be replaced with a new one and there is no way I can prove my new card has been chewed up by my dog since I don't have it and he may have buried it under the snow in the back yard somewhere anyhow.
     
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  9. RaistlinNowhere

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    Im sorry to say this, but its true, 6 months GTC from origin are 46€ Taxes INCLUDED, so yes, its a really big difference. It also happened to me long long time ago, and since then i buy 2 x 6 months GTC each year from origin , so i only have to worry about that once per year, make me saves a lot of money.
     
  10. Theron

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    Exactly! Thanks for confirming!

    Just to give an idea in Dollars converting from Euros, I paid $58 on the mythic website and the game time code would be $33.
     
  11. azmodanb

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    i buy codes on origin site 6 months at a time. But hell just a 12 dollar savings US money then buying signals and I don't have to be bothered
     
  12. Spawn DF

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    Its a GTC discount:
    1 Month - 11,50€
    3 Month - 29,99€
    6 Month - 45,99€
     
  13. Olahorand

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    The last subscription deduction from my credit card for the 59.99$ 6 month was 44.75 Euro (which includes already the credit card currency exchange fee).
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olahorand
     
  14. azmodanb

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    cc exchange fee weak
     
  15. kongomongo

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    @Olahorand you must have a $ subscription then. If I subscribe now I get the final confirmation:

    Ultima Online: 6 Month Subscription€67.99
    Tax:€10.86
    Total:€78.85

    so 78.85€ vs 45.99€
     
  16. Vor

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    UK clients don't pay more than it shows.

    From the site:

    Ultima Online™ 6 Month Game Time Code OTHER £38.50

    From my last purchase confirmation email:

    PAID() £38.50
     
  17. Olahorand

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    Yes, I have a few subscriptions. Game time code for 6 month here in Germany is currently 45.99, as already listed by Spawn.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  18. Adol

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    The UK £ price is including taxes too; That's how I pay for my account, 6 months is nearly a 50% saving in the UK too
     
  19. Theron

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    So I guess the moral is next time I will buy a 6 month gametime card.

    Thanks for confirming!