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HexCaliber
04-02-2013, 05:23 AM
I purchased what I thought was 20 (the price listed in game) worth of bits using the store. However, on leaving the game I find I have an email receipt from PayPal for 24. I suspect that the price shown in game may be before VAT, however, no mention of this was made at the time of purchase. Here in the UK, a vendor has to state clearly if the advertised price doesn't include VAT, and show the total including VAT before any purchase is finalised.

Anyway, this bears a thread to act as a heads up for UK customers as its sure to catch many out and raise a million and one questions, I have filed a ticket with support and am waiting for a response.

Vitesse
04-02-2013, 05:25 AM
Not from UK but thanks anyways. What is currently offered at the Defiance store? I participated in Beta but I suspect the content in the store has changed

Atdarrighttime
04-02-2013, 05:31 AM
Thanks for the heads up.

HexCaliber
04-02-2013, 05:31 AM
Various things from a few vehicles, some uniforms and hats, different types of boosts for xp, scrip, etc and extra inventory slots. However, it has to be said the choice in game post launch is nowhere near as extensive as it was in beta; for one reason or another many items are not in the store that were during testing.

Vitesse
04-02-2013, 05:41 AM
I suppose the different vehicles (Nomad, alternate quad) and outfits are now acquirable from missions

Meena
04-02-2013, 05:43 AM
Thats weird because I jut bought the 20 package through paypal and my receipt from paypal says 20 ...Just checked again to make sure and yep says 20. Wonder whats going on?

Quirky
04-02-2013, 05:46 AM
If I'm not mistaken, European players pay 5 Euro for 600 Bits, Americans pay $5 for 600 Bits and UK pays 5 for 600 Bits? If that is the case It would seem us Brits/Euro's have taken another hit.

Edit: May be mistaken (Although its not direct from the game)

$1 = 0.66
1 = $1.51

400 Bits - $5 (3.29) - 80 Bits Per $1
1800 Bits - $20 (13.20) - 90 Bits Per $1
5200 Bits - $50 (33.02) - 104 Bits Per $1

600 Bits - 5 ($7.57) - 120 Bits Per 1
2800 Bits - 20 ($30.28) - 140 Bits Per 1
8300 Bits - 50 ($75.70) - 166 Bits Per 1

Honestly I'd love to see the prices of Bits on the Forums for each zone and such.

Feyniphia
04-02-2013, 06:08 AM
What I have on the bit packages: 500 Bits for 5 EURO, 2000+300 Bits for 20 EURO and 5000 + 1500 Bits for 50 EURO.

sandman
04-02-2013, 06:17 AM
i bought 5200 bits from trion webpage and there VAT was visible. so 50USD for bits + 12,5USD for VAT. so in total 62,5USD

Cinerama
04-02-2013, 06:19 AM
Various things from a few vehicles, some uniforms and hats, different types of boosts for xp, scrip, etc and extra inventory slots. However, it has to be said the choice in game post launch is nowhere near as extensive as it was in beta; for one reason or another many items are not in the store that were during testing.

You do know that they jacked up the ingame prices with aprox. 360%. You are only proofing them right.

HexCaliber
04-02-2013, 07:17 PM
You do know that they jacked up the ingame prices with aprox. 360%. You are only proofing them right.

I am well aware prices were jacked up, that has nothing to do with anything. The point of this post is that I was charged more than is displayed in game, which is against the law in the UK. If the extra was VAT, they are obliged to state clearly that the price shown in game does not include VAT, and they must display the total price including VAT before the purchaser is able to finalise the transaction. That does not happen, you hit buy and the transaction goes through.

FWIW, I actually purchased the bits as soon as I was past the tutorial thinking that prices and content would be the same as they were just a week ago. However, the price for inventory slots was reduced as were a couple of the boosts.