When i first paid the subscription price of $19 my bill was around £12 - £13 because of the (at that time) current exchange rate, and also when the Marketplace first started, all the prices were in Dollars for us Brits and when my bills came for the assets i bought, they to were roughly at the exchange rate.
But then as the Marketplace grew, the prices changed to being in pounds for us British users.
But one day after the change i see someone saying ‘this asset is worth 5 bucks’ about an asset i was looking at, and that asset was selling for £5 pounds, of which made me wonder how it wasn’t cheaper if the US price was $5.
At the time i did try and see the American prices of the assets compared to the UK, but found every time i tried viewing the Marketplace online, the prices would only show in pounds.
But recently i clicked on the Marketplace links under some assets video’s i was looking at and found i could see the actual US prices now.
And this is what i have found…
As you can see on an asset around $70, it costs £61 to UK users,
where as if you go by the current exchange rate it should cost around £51, of which means a £10 difference to the exchange rate.
As i said earlier ,Originally the price difference seemed to be only the exchange rate, and is why we Brits get some odd prices instead of £10.99 for example.
Please can someone tell me if Brits are paying some sort of Tax that we didn’t use to pay in the earlier times of the Market place ?.
Of course i am not going to stop buying from the Market place, and i thank EPIC for all the great free assets we lucky people get, let alone making the UE4 free and giving the Sub i paid back.
But of course i wonder why the price difference and would like to know why.