Search Feedback

20
votes

Stop rip off on exchange rates

Asset Store

-

-

At the moment you are charging more for buying assets in Euros than in US dollars, which is inexcusable. I suggest it borders on illegal.

Example:
Playmaker costs €69.68 vs $65 (1.072€ for 1$)
Actual exchange rate is 0.84€ for 1$ ( = €54.60 for $65 Playmaker)
in short an overcharge of 15 Euros or 27.6%!!!!

How about stopping that in the new asset store? It just comes off as cheating, mean spirited, just nasty.

Comments (1)

  1. 89e04f03f8945c51e98949198a23fa37?d=mm

    CanisLupus

    Jan 11, 2018 11:43

    I'm surprised this doesn't have comments yet, because this is not mainly Unity Technologies' fault.

    I'm not aware of how it works in the United States or other countries that use dollars (maybe someone can chime in about this), but purchases in dollars generally don't include taxes, while ones in euros do.

    When displaying a price in euros, the Asset Store converts the price according to a relatively current exchange rate between the two currencies, as far as I can see. Note that this is not always the most current exchange rate you get on Google! I don't know the reasons for this.

    I live in Portugal, which uses the euro, and Playmaker's $65 get converted into 58.07€, which is roughly 89% of the value in dollars and is more or less an acceptable exchange rate between $ and €.

    THEN you proceed to checkout and it warns you that "Taxes/VAT calculated at checkout". For Portugal, the tax is 23%, so 58.07€ * 1.23 becomes 71.4261€, and that's what you pay.

    In your case you are paying 69.68€, so your country's tax for this purchase is 20% (lower than mine! ;)).

    This is also the reason why you pay your country's VAT over the original value when importing things from the USA, otherwise we would have massive advantages buying there and destroy the local economy.

Your opinion counts

Help us make things better. Share your great idea for improving Unity or vote for other people’s.

Log in to post a new idea

Categories

All

(9469)

2D

(244)

Ads

(43)

AI & Navigation

(74)

Analytics

(109)

Animation

(338)

Asset Store

(249)

Assets

(499)

Audio

(161)

Cloud Build

(108)

Collaborate

(36)

Docs & Tutorials

(208)

Editor

(2183)

Everyplay

(13)

Game Performance Reporting

(15)

General

(839)

Graphics

(794)

GUI

(375)

Input

(153)

Licensing

(80)

Networking

(165)

Physics

(354)

Platforms

(416)

Profiling & Optimization

(72)

Runtime

(167)

Scripting

(1057)

Terrain

(155)

WebGL

(135)