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High Seas Booster $5

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Retlaw of Vesper, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Retlaw of Vesper

    Retlaw of Vesper Adventurer
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    High Seas Booster is on sale right now through Jan 28th at the Origin store for $5. Picked one up for my 2nd account, thought I'd share.
     
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  2. Shakkara

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    11.50 Euros for me.

    Seriously, screw this pricing localization!
     
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  3. flappy6

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    do you get styg abyss with that ?
     
  4. Olahorand

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    Nope.
     
  5. Parnoc

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    But you do get a housing storage increase!
     
  6. Olahorand

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    Yeah, 11.50 Euro = approx. 15 USD here in German store.
    :-(
     
  7. Gameboy

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    Couldn't pass it up. $5.33 with tax. I've spent more at Whataburger.
     
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  8. Ducky Momo

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    I LOVE Whataburger....I miss Texas....
     
  9. Gameboy

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    I'm in Arizona :)
     
  10. MissEcho

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    Must be just Americans (AGAIN)

    The charge for us Aussies is $19.99 and given that our dollar is worth more than the American dollar right now that equates to even more dollars in US terms.

    I am starting to get really sick of the inequality those outside of the USA get in all things Ultima. From items and events in game, and now in the purchase of items from the Origin store. Once we all purchased from the 'same' website, and the exchange rate of the day was the difference. Now we don't even get the same deals.
     
  11. MissEcho

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    Nope, it is just getting rooked by companies for more dollars. The ONLY additional cost I would expect to pay would be the 10% gst we pay here on goods and services of items store bought HERE, but I guarantee you the Origin Store is NOT paying our government 10%. This money is going straight to Origin and has absolutely NOTHING to do with any Australian taxes etc.

    I buy lots of things online from US sites and there is NEVER any additional charges.The only thing different is the exchange rate at the time of purchase and international credit card charges of maybe a dollar or so.

    If something is imported to our county I expect to pay a little more do to the costs of transport etc. This would be for games in actual box form etc.

    However, this is digital download and so it is just a rip off from origin in only offering 'discounted' specials to their USA customers. You will note the 3 raised garden beds are $19.99 for both US and Aussies. same as the other products the same.
     
  12. Laina

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    thanks for the tip!!
     
  13. FrejaSP

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    85 kr (Denmark), sure alot more than $5, more likely around $15, that's sad. As a 15 years vet I feel that is unfair.
     
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    Wish they would put rustic, and that other theme pack on sale.
     
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  15. Zosimus

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    Nope. Us Dollar is worth more than the AUS dollar. I would though email EA and voice your concerns over the difference of prices but I think this happens alot for Americans also when it comes to sales on the UOJ.


    source


     
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  16. Chrille

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    Well for us in Sweden an aussie dollar cost more then the us dollar today, and the highsea booster is 99 skr and its about the same as Frejas in denmark so $15. And well if you read what its actually says from reuters its that 1 aus $ = 1,04 us $. So the aus dollar is worth more. A year ago or maybe some more the price in sweden for highsea booster was 30 us cents.
     
  17. Silentfury

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    I just checked, figuring I'd upgrade a secondary account. It's 1pm EST Jan. 28th and it's not on sale. Still shows it costing $14.99.
     
  18. THP

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    its not new.... non usa players have always been shafted....we pay more or less double over the pond....
     
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  19. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrrr, the sale ended at 10am PST on the 28th.
     
  20. Dag Nabbit

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    I am skeptical about this whole $5 thing. I mean,would I get a token for the whole HS booster or would I just get to choose one feature from the "treasure trove" that is offered?
     
  21. startle

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    I just don't understand these people... No advertisment, quick duration... It's almost like they have some kind of bizarre aversion to profit...
     
  22. MissEcho

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    You have misread the info you posted, even tho it fell it is still HIGHER than the US dollar. Has been all year, if it was lower it would read .99 to US $1.00 etc ie we get 99 cents to your dollar.

    Yes I know some companies rip us off for more, especially IKEA and multinationals like that, however it doesn't mean they HAVE to. As I pointed out some items are the 'same' eg the garden beds. Why is there this disparity?

    Either way, if one lot of players are being given a 'discount' why are not ALL players being given a discount on the same item in the Origin Store irrespective of the various starting prices and country locations.

    Just get tired of being left out of practically everything and they wonder why the subscriptions keep falling.
     
  23. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrr, me gots a generic sale email last week, but to only one of four email addresses on file with them. It just said "Hot games as low as $5 - shop a huge selection of games on sale now." And to answer Dag Nabbit, ye got a High Seas upgrade code, dagnabbit!
     
  24. Retlaw of Vesper

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    It is an account upgrade code, not a token. Just like when you upgraded to Stygian Abyss.
     
  25. Dag Nabbit

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    I agree. Otherwise, I doubt I'll ever get another theme pack.
     
  27. CovenantX

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    did the High Seas Booster sale ended?

    Seems that it's on the Origin store for $14.99 a friend of mine was going to buy it today...
     
  28. swroberts

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    They would have gotten a lot more buyers, if they would have advertised it more...should have posted it here.

    This booster was a failed experiment any, time to just give it to the community
     
  29. G.v.P

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    According to OP:

    Looks like it ended yesterday?