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Beating the Euro Currency Exchange

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Many of the creators of great add-ons only offer their products for sale in EURO.As you Americans know we take a substantial hit in the Currency Exchage. Has anyone really looked at this? Is there (legal) way to set up an account in a foriegn bank, get a good conversion rate from US Dollars to that currency, and THEN covert it to EURO?We (Americans) are geting the short end of the stick here. It is almost like a Foriegn Exchange / DUTY tax.Or am I just blowing smoke?Thanks!Barry

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I don't understand the problem. Do you think you get a high coversion rate from your bank and are you informing which bank has the best conversion rate or what?Going over an extra currnecy wil only make it more expensive as you have to pay for 2conversion fee'sThe cheapest possible option for a product on CD is to get a European friend to buy it for you but... a European has to pay tax over the purchase. And your friend will have to send it to you so you get extra shipping also remember to ship it as a gift as otherwise you get to pay an import tax on it!With the current digital delevery systems you might get a European friend to buy the add-on using his creditcard but how would you give him his money back?The current pay in Euro's policy is there for a reason. The US dollar is not a strong currency so a non US developer can't make a profit when he sells in dollars

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I think you need to talk to Greenspan & Bush!

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Well it's just how things work. Before the US$ crashed and burnt we Europeans were paying quite high prices for US addons instead, now we get a large discount :-lolAlso if we buy something from inside the EU we have to pay 17.5% VAT (foreign customers don't need to pay this...unless you order from Lago :-lol ) so it's only fair.However it looks like it's improving (for you). According to XE $1 is now worth

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Three years, ten months, and 28 days :-) .

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Which is why I'll pass for now on anything sold as Euro. I can surely wait until the conversion is better suited for my expectations. I remember being stationed in Japan back in the 80's and buying all kinds of electronics at bargain basement prices.Now the Euro's get the same discounts on our stuff. Fine by me, as it keeps more people employed, and our growth rate and economic health in check.As for the comment about the dollar not being a strong currency. That person needs to understand economics a bit before making such a statement, IMHO.Paying $40.00 USD for a single aircraft is just plain silly, IMHO, but each buyer has a choice to do what they will with their money. I just choose to keep mine a bit closer to home.Regards,Sonar5****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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I think you folks need to leave the backdoor political statements at the front door IMHO, even as your obvious subtleties are written.You really need to have an economics lesson before making the statements you just did. And that includes Jimmie as well, IMHO.JOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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Hi, Barry, and everyone.Simple way to beat the Exchange, Don

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Please take my comments in the lighthearted manner in which they were intended :) He sure managed to p*ss off most of the EU though...but that belongs to some other forum :-lol

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Well if the publisher is located in the EU it makes sense that they use the Euro. It's not about "defamatory opinions"...it just makes sense that way. It's easy to think that your own country (whichever that might be) is in the center of everything but why should they adapt to the wishes of US customers? There are more people living in the EU than in the US. Why, shouldn't they sell their products for Chinese Yuan anyway? Or perhaps Rupees :)Just like it *doesn't* make sense for e.g. Flight1 to switch to the Euro. Arranging for sells in a foreign currency would probably cause extra expenses for the publisher.One option is to find some US publisher like e.g. PC Aviator that resells the product.

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At last we get some of the money back we sluiced to the US for decades when we had to pay premium price for the Yankee Greenback.US products used to cost over twice here what they cost in the US due to exchange rates, now that's down to only 50% more.

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You said:"He sure managed to p*ss off most of the EU though...but that belongs to some other forum"I don't think it was meant to be lighthearted or your next remark either. And yet you seem to just keep inserting them anyway.Keep up with the cheap shots, it defines who you really are.If think one single person defines an an entire economic policy, you really have no idea what you are talking about.****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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I think everything should be sold in Pounds Sterling. Best currency in the world! :-sun1 :-beerchug

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Its the new world economy .. Its something we americans will have to get used to.Of course there is an alternative .. Tell your congressman we want to join the EU, and do away with the dollar. Then it will only cost you $30 euros.;)

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Welcome to the club. We have been dealing with hefty US exchange rates in Canada on most everything Flight Sim related we buy. Now our dollar is up, and we are getting a small reprive.

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In the USA: FS9 was initially sold at around $50. but in rip-off Britain it retailed at

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>In the USA: FS9 was initially sold at around $50. but in>rip-off Britain it retailed at

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Yup it's cheaper to live in the US or at least to buy stuff. I wouldn't want to move from Sweden though. Well maybe to Canada :-lol So all you spammers can stop sending me mails about the green card "l0ttery" (sic) because I don't want one ;)

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Hi.That will bring the new release about $125.00, in Europe?Would you consider that it is more expensive to produce something in one country and ship / sell to another? Have you ever analyzed China

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Hi, Jimmi.>I wouldn't want to move from Sweden though. Well maybe to Canada< Look up your History book, no US no Sweden / Europe, just one big G. Yes I know that there are other unfounded theories. The Europe is where it is mainly because of US and our currency and effort, but just as an ungrateful child, he cannot see the good until things go wrong. You can only have

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>Hi.>That will bring the new release about $125.00, in Europe?>Would you consider that it is more expensive to produce>something in one country and ship / sell to another? Have you>ever analyzed China

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As I recall, the European/UK Microsoft games come from Ireland, be they Xbox or PC. They do not import them from the other side of the world. In the case of Xbox, European games have to be in a completely different format from the US versions. (PAL instead of NTSC)

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Yes on my FS9 cd box it says > origin : IrelandMicrosoft have a manufacturing facility in Ireland so why do the shipping costs across the short distance to Britain warrant a 50% premium on price of exact same product v the USA? actually it was available in a special tin to the american market + a $10 upgrade discount included but none of that over here in europe.

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>Yup it's cheaper to live in the US or at least to buy stuff.>I wouldn't want to move from Sweden though. Well maybe to>Canada :-lol So all you spammers can stop sending me mails>about the green card "l0ttery" (sic) because I don't want one>;)You really shouldn't define a whole country with that type of statement.I could show you many parts of The United States of America where it is not so "Cheap" to live, or buy stuff.Houses where I live average 4 bedrooms for about USD $475,000.00. 3 Bedrooms $400,000+. Maybe you should rephrase your analogy. :-)Details here:http://www.helpusell.com/TemeculaValley/What you read does not necessarily make it true.And if it is produced here, our costs should be lower, IMHO than other countries for many reasons, distribution and other costs.It still comes down to simple market demand theories. I, just like everyone else still retains a choice of "to buy or not to buy" according to our own expectations.Sonar5****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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