Matrix Games Forums

Happy Easter!Battle Academy is now available on SteamPlayers compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War IIDeal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android!Come and say hi at Pax and SaluteLegends of War goes on sale!Piercing Fortress Europa Gets UpdatedBattle Academy Mega Pack is now availableClose Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans?

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [Ancients] >> Field of Glory Series >> Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 9/19/2011 11:33:22 AM   
milkweg


Posts: 473
Joined: 7/23/2007
Status: offline
The CAD is worth more than the USD and has been for a long time.

http://www.xe.com/

1.00 USD = 0.981886 CAD
1.00 CAD = 1.01811 USD

Why are you charging Canadians $41.99 CAD and Americans $39.99 USD?

Is this a service fee for doing the conversion?

< Message edited by milkweg -- 9/19/2011 11:34:45 AM >
Post #: 1
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 9/20/2011 11:55:49 AM   
TJD

 

Posts: 235
Joined: 1/6/2008
Status: offline
I'm a Canadian too and I usually buy from Slitherine rather than Matrix because of this pricing differential.

As to why the differential exists I haven't a clue but there can't be a good reason for it.

Tim

(in reply to milkweg)
Post #: 2
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 10/24/2011 10:34:45 AM   
milkweg


Posts: 473
Joined: 7/23/2007
Status: offline
Hehe...the CAD took a drop and Matrixgames was quick to bump the price up $2.00. But you watch, when the CAD rises again, which it will soon, they will take forever to adjust the price accordingly.

(in reply to TJD)
Post #: 3
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 10/25/2011 10:53:50 AM   
Iain McNeil


Posts: 1878
Joined: 10/26/2004
From: London
Status: offline
Prices for some time have automatically and dynamically adjusted (I think on a daily basis). It's one of the features we get from the Plimus system. This means you didn't notice when you were benefiting, only when you lost out ;)



_____________________________

Iain McNeil
Director
Slitherine Software
Website http://www.slitherine.com

(in reply to milkweg)
Post #: 4
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 10/25/2011 3:09:19 PM   
milkweg


Posts: 473
Joined: 7/23/2007
Status: offline
Todays rate is $1.00 USD = $00.99.42 CAD but the price is still $39.99 USD compared to $42.99 CAD. I rest my case your honour. :)

(in reply to Iain McNeil)
Post #: 5
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 11/7/2011 5:44:32 AM   
JeffK


Posts: 5030
Joined: 1/26/2005
From: Back in the Office, Can I get my tin hut back!
Status: online
Yeah, the Aussie $ is buying $1.036 USD but we have to pay more as well?

_____________________________

Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum

(in reply to milkweg)
Post #: 6
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 11/7/2011 9:29:02 AM   
Iain McNeil


Posts: 1878
Joined: 10/26/2004
From: London
Status: offline
The exchange rate is completely transaprent to us - we dont see and are not able to adjust it. Bear in mind the quoted rate is the rate people actually pay, just a mid ratem, and your payment processor may be adding the extra charges.

_____________________________

Iain McNeil
Director
Slitherine Software
Website http://www.slitherine.com

(in reply to JeffK)
Post #: 7
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 11/8/2011 6:54:56 AM   
JeffK


Posts: 5030
Joined: 1/26/2005
From: Back in the Office, Can I get my tin hut back!
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil

The exchange rate is completely transaprent to us - we dont see and are not able to adjust it. Bear in mind the quoted rate is the rate people actually pay, just a mid ratem, and your payment processor may be adding the extra charges.

I would be better off paying in USD and living with my banks charges, prices I'm seeing are on the Matriz website so they are taking the first bite THEN you add extra charges.

If I buy books from the US I see the USD price, I then work out whether the exchange rate makes it worthwhile.

Just another of a million little things to make Matrix a better experience.

_____________________________

Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum

(in reply to Iain McNeil)
Post #: 8
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 11/8/2011 9:02:24 AM   
jomni


Posts: 2767
Joined: 11/19/2007
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil

The exchange rate is completely transaprent to us - we dont see and are not able to adjust it. Bear in mind the quoted rate is the rate people actually pay, just a mid ratem, and your payment processor may be adding the extra charges.


Doesn't sound transparent to me. And if both Matrix and Slitherine use Plimus, why the discrepancy?


_____________________________

My Blog
Random Wargame Name Generator

(in reply to Iain McNeil)
Post #: 9
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 12/3/2011 9:21:44 AM   
milkweg


Posts: 473
Joined: 7/23/2007
Status: offline
This has nothing to do with exchange rate or bank service charges. Matrixgames is simply charging Canadians $3.00 more for the base game and $2.00 more for the add-ons to FoG.



(in reply to jomni)
Post #: 10
RE: Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? - 12/3/2011 9:31:23 AM   
milkweg


Posts: 473
Joined: 7/23/2007
Status: offline
Oh yea, I will actually buy FoG now that Xmas sale is on but can't make up my mind if I should get one add-on too or not at the same time. HPS Greek Wars that I bought is ok but not really my cup of tea. I like to tell my units who and when to attack and not just move them about the map and let the computer handle combat. The UI is a bit of a mess in Greek wars too IMO. FoG could have, and should have, done better on the graphics though. It amazes me that my old Talonsoft Battleground games have better IQ than many of today's wargames.

(in reply to milkweg)
Post #: 11
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [Ancients] >> Field of Glory Series >> Why are Canadians being charged more than Americans? Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.074