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There is no doubt video games in Australia are way over priced. A new release in Australia is around $100 RRP. In the US for the same game: $60.00 RRP. With our dollar (roughly) on parity with the $US, why is there such a huge discrepancy?
Part of the problem lies with the customer. Our price perception is that a new game should cost $100. So we walk into games retailers in droves without thinking and shell out $100 of our hard earned. So if we are buying at $100, the games retailers would be silly not to sell them at $100 – wouldn’t they? After all, they are in the business of making money.
Whilst we can’t buy US games over the internet and then play them on regular Australian consoles, there is one thing consumers can do.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!
Savemi: shop around and get the best deal.
Savemi's focus is to bring you the best prices on new games.
If you are buying online with one of the sites promoted – always check with them BEFORE you purchase that the game can be played on your console.
The eBay information that Savemi provides is for you to compare against brand new games. Savemi does not include them in the best deals. It is there only for your convenience. BE WARE – always check that the game you are buying is brand new/used and can be played on your console.
GAMES SAVEMI FOCUS ON
Savemi is focused predominantly on the biggest upcoming and recent releases. If there is a game that you think Savemi should add then send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Savemi actively go out into the market and check what is happening in retail stores. Savemi provide you with the main players in the market. If you see a retailer out there with a better deal, let us know. Email: email@example.com
Savemi do our home work and actively look online at many different online stores, compare, and publish on our site only the best deals. If you see a better deal, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provided that they are not region encoded (ie locked to UK consoles), UK games will work on Australian consoles. However, always check with the retailer you intend to buy from before purchase. Benefits of using UK imports are the cheap prices. Drawbacks include waiting for your game (sometimes more than 2 weeks) or losing your game completely in transit.
Games imported from US and Asia generally will not work on Australian consoles without console modification.
PC Games - no regional restrictrictions- so you can buy from anywhere in the world and it should be compatible with your PC (check with the retailer and the specifications of your PC). Just check that the language in the game and instructions is in English.
As the games industry is volatile, prices may change without notice and thus may be different to the prices Savemi has listed. Also prices between different retail stores in different locations and states may also be different.
Price forecasts that Savemi provides are only our guesses and thus can’t be relied on to be completely exact.
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