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    Angry Games are so expensive here

    Has anyone noticed how expensive games are compared to in the US. I payed $8000 for black ops, and it was the same for medal of honour, halo reach and need for speed. Thats more than double what they sell for in the US. I know shipping them here costs money but is it really that much?

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    mod ur system its cheaper
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    hence piracy................................
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    yea, i dont want to mod my system because microsoft is cracking down on the modders and I think people should make a profit for their games

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    I don't know if they still sell games, but you can try buying them from KGs in half-way-tree. I used to pay a fixed $2,700 (tax included) for PS1 games from them when watts new sold them for $5000 and up...tax NOT included.

    Orrrr do what I do and import them yourself.
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    you need a link in the US to carry down games for you

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    Does video games fall under software or do they have a video game category if so does anyone know the duty which are charged on them to bring them into the country?
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    Costs mhad in JA but it's not easy buying games for $60-$70 here when they never used to be that high. In jamaica, the stores also try to pay their employees, pay rent, nyam a food and other misc. expenses from the sale of one game. Thefts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chig View Post
    you need a link in the US to carry down games for you
    That, or you use a courier service. Duties usually come up to $1700 and they treat it as a dvd. Something else you could do if you're so inclined is to order the game disc only and then case separately. Yes, it makes a difference because they just want to know that the game is in a case to treat it as if it's brand new.
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    yea, I might just start ordering them online or asking people to bring them

    I mean i want to support the businesses but its just expensive and im a pretty hardcore gamer
    Last edited by Arch_Angel; Mar 1, 2011 at 12:41 AM. Reason: merged multiple posts

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