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supadryz
07-11-2009, 04:15 PM
is the NTSC game Region Free?? I live in the UK & will it work on PAL machine?

Cissnei
07-12-2009, 07:46 AM
Yes it is region free. I have a US retail copy here and it works just fine.

supadryz
07-12-2009, 12:01 PM
Yes it is region free. I have a US retail copy here and it works just fine.

Cheers i looked on play asia & noticed it was

Stufin135
07-12-2009, 12:47 PM
Cheers i looked on play asia & noticed it was
Is there anypoint to importing it though, it's allready out here and if anything will cost more to import than to go to a shop and buy.

Cissnei
07-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Is there anypoint to importing it though, it's allready out here and if anything will cost more to import than to go to a shop and buy.
Although I got my copy when the game was released in the US, this is not true. At least for € countries, it's still cheaper to import region free games than buy it here.
Let's take Smash Hits as an example:

Retail price Germany: 69,99 €
Retail price USA: 49,99 $ (redoctane shop) = ~36,50 €
Shipping: about 10 $ = ~ 7,30 €

That's about it. If I'm lucky I don't have to pay import taxes, if I have to it's:
36,50 € + 19% = 43,44 € + 7,30 € shipping = 50,74 €. I imported already about 30 games from the US and I never had to pay import taxes (don't know how it is in other european countries though). So without taxes the imported game costs about 2/3 of the retail price here, even with taxes, it's still about 20 € cheaper. But I guess that's only for countries with the € ;).

Stufin135
07-12-2009, 04:40 PM
Although I got my copy when the game was released in the US, this is not true. At least for countries, it's still cheaper to import region free games than buy it here.
Let's take Smash Hits as an example:

Retail price Germany: 69,99
Retail price USA: 49,99 $ (redoctane shop) = ~36,50
Shipping: about 10 $ = ~ 7,30

That's about it. If I'm lucky I don't have to pay import taxes, if I have to it's:
36,50 + 19% = 43,44 + 7,30 shipping = 50,74 . I imported already about 30 games from the US and I never had to pay import taxes (don't know how it is in other european countries though). So without taxes the imported game costs about 2/3 of the retail price here, even with taxes, it's still about 20 cheaper. But I guess that's only for countries with the ;).
Oh I see how it is :p. It's only about 40 in the shops over here so I don't know what that turns out to be in Euros or anything. But when I went to import this it would have cost me about 55 or something like that.

:p but I don't care in the end I got mine for 7 so it was super cheap this way lol.

supadryz
07-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Is there anypoint to importing it though, it's allready out here and if anything will cost more to import than to go to a shop and buy.

Well funny you say this it only cost me 25 Brand New so no it won't cost me more.

Stufin135
07-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Well funny you say this it only cost me 25 Brand New so no it won't cost me more.
Man where do you guys shop?

xdishx
07-26-2009, 09:17 PM
Man where do you guys shop?

I got mine for 7

Ummm... I'd actually quite like to know where you shop?

Stufin135
07-26-2009, 09:23 PM
Ummm... I'd actually quite like to know where you shop?
Well my game came as an offer. I bought sonisphere festival tickets, and as part of a deal you could get the game for 7. So I really payed 170 or so pound, but I was planing on going anyway so I would have been that much out of pocket.

xdishx
07-26-2009, 09:53 PM
Look's like a good line up (well for my taste in music anyway)...

So enjoy, If not remember you got a game out of it:)

Stufin135
07-26-2009, 09:56 PM
Look's like a good line up (well for my taste in music anyway)...

So enjoy, If not remember you got a game out of it:)
lol I shall enjoy it :p I leave in a couple of days :).

If I don't enjoy the festival, thinking I got a game out of it as well would piss me off so much. "I PAID 170 FOR A GAME!!!!"