Topic started: Thu, 3 May 2007 13:20
Joji
Joined 12 Mar 2004
3960 comments
Thu, 3 May 2007 13:20
Not surprised people are moving online. With Ebay and play.com, playasia etc, it's just easier.

If I'm on the high street it would be Gamestation though.
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RIPRAW
Joined 14 Oct 2004
38 comments
Thu, 3 May 2007 17:18
and it's generally cheaper online
headcasephil
Joined 23 Sep 2005
659 comments
Thu, 3 May 2007 20:14
online is so much cheaper for instance nba2k7 ps3
game / gamestation/ most uter shops 39.99
play.com 17.99
if a PC game isn't on Steam it doesn't exist
Rod Todd
Joined 24 Jan 2004
1149 comments
Sat, 5 May 2007 07:38
phil c wrote:
online is so much cheaper for instance nba2k7 ps3
game / gamestation/ most uter shops 39.99 play.com 17.99

This is true. But it's costing you in school fees and the loss of free healthcare.

Play, CD-WOW and other companies exploit a loophole in UK law that allows packages below a certain value into the country without VAT being due. This amount used to be 18, it went up to 25 in the recent budget. This exemption was put in place because it is neither practical nor cost effective to impose tax on these packages, and there used to be relatively few of them. These companies ceased on the loophole, and systematically exploited it to enable them to offer low prices. But the cost to the country in VAT is huge, and that costs in hospitals not built, free education not given, other taxes increased.

And because the amount went up to 25 recently, you can expect those 17.99 games to go up to 24.99 soon too.



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