Wii Store is ripping me off!

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  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    My girlfriend just bought 2000 Wii Points online with the Wii. I think Nintendo is ripping me off (my credit card so..)

    They charge me 20$ USD for 2000 points. Then they charge me 13% tax on that (which is what I pay here in BC, Canada). So total is 22.60 USD.

    What the hell?! Why are they charging me my provinces tax in USD?! thats BS! Our dollar is pretty good right now but Visa is still gonna gouge me on the exchange rate as it is so adding another 13% is a damn joke... :mad:
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    So you are saying that should have converted the $20 USD to canadian before they added the 13% tax?

    I think it works out to be the same. Let's suppose the exchange rate is $1 USD = $x CAN, then

    If they add tax first then convert you end up paying (in canadian $) 20*1.13*x

    If the convert then add tax, you pay (in canadian $) 20*x*1.13

    Both ways come out to be the same
     
  3. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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    .... shut up :D

    still a rip off since they charge me more online than they do in store...yeah...jerks!
     
  4. applekid macrumors 68020

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    What have we learned today?

    Buy Wii Points cards when you can use coupons and get steep discounts and sometimes tax off!!!

    That's what I have done. I accumulated about $100 worth of points for maybe $50. Same for my Microsoft Points.
     
  5. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I lucked out, they don't charge me sales tax here in California, where as if I buy a Wii card I have to pay tax on it. :eek:

    <]=)
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Oh it's so hard for the north americans :D

    Virgin Megastores and other high street shops sell the 2000 points card for £20. Not $20.
    Online Wii shop sells 3000 for £21.
    eBay has 2000 cards for £13, or Woolworths sometimes do "buy one get one free" which is just awesome.

    I'm wondering if you can buy US cards on eBay and use them on the EU system. 'cuz that would be oh-so cheap.
     
  7. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    That's a rip!!! :p Isn't the pound worth about double the US $ right now?

    <]=)
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yup. It's not great, but still a damn sight cheaper than buying 2nd hand games. The Legend of Zelda at £29? **** that!
     
  9. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Why so much? Amazon has it for a decent price. Not...

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  10. seenew macrumors 68000

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    I get sad when I think about the pound being worth more than the dollar. :( I don't know why. Haha.

    I always buy mine online, there's no tax because I'm in Georgia and no one knows what the internet is here.
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Awesome, that's where I might be moving to. No Tax you say? That makes me happy.
     
  12. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    WHOA?

    I live in Georgia (Gwinnett county to be specific), and there is 6% tax on EVERYTHING.
     
  13. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    You really are getting ripped off; they're only £15 here.
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Where abouts? This is Manchester and Oldhams GameStations (maybe folk here are more willing to pay that much?). 15, 29, silly prices anywhere.
     
  15. seenew macrumors 68000

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    No internet tax. There's a 7% sales tax on physical purchases. :p
     
  16. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that's incredibly retarded.

    Microsoft doesn't charge taxes for buying points or Live subscriptions online (at least I've never been charged taxes for either).

    Don't know if that's a Nintendo thing or a "you live in Canada" thing though. :eek:
     
  17. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    It's a regional thing zero2dash. I don't get charged sales tax when buying via the Wii Shop. But if the EVIL government has its way, all online sales will be taxed.

    <]=)
     
  18. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    I guess that's the "what you get for having free healthcare and not having to deal with Bush/Cheney's BS" tax. :p :D
     
  19. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I would pay an online tax if I didn't have to deal with the Bush and Cheney c****suckers. :(

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  20. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    You're better off moving to Delaware, Oregon, or one of the other few tax-free states. They simply don't have sales tax.
     
  21. Ninden macrumors member

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    ... Everything you buy online (In the US) is taxable.

    If a store has a physical location in your state, they are supposed to charge you that tax even at an online store of theirs (Take Apple store for example).
    However, all those places that don't charge you tax? You're supposed to report that yearly on your taxes... The 'other taxable income' section.
     

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