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  1. 123nat's Avatar
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    It appears that UK users pay more than US users.

    Any way around this?

    Can I buy apps directly from developer website? For example, kalemsoft is £5 on blackberry apps whereas from kalemsoft website it is $4.99 KalemSoft - Store which is about £3 (info - kalemsoft is very cool for Playbook!!!!!)

    Any pro or cons buying direct?

    Many thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123nat View Post
    It appears that UK users pay more than US users.

    Any way around this?

    Can I buy apps directly from developer website? For example, kalemsoft is £5 on blackberry apps whereas from kalemsoft website it is $4.99 KalemSoft - Store which is about £3 (info - kalemsoft is very cool for Playbook!!!!!)

    Any pro or cons buying direct?

    Many thanks
    There are some existing threads about the difference in the cost of apps regarding the US vs. UK.
    Some along the line of your thought...
    RIM ripping off everyone outside of US (pretty much)
    And some with an opposite point of view...
    SICK of App Cost Complainers!
    Maybe looking through those threads will give you some insight on members' positions and thoughts.

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    Pricing Tier Updates BlackBerry World Pricing Tier Update «BlackBerry Developer Blog

    BlackBerry World Pricing Tier Update
    01.27.13 Alex Kinsella
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    In preparation for launch of BlackBerry 10, we will be starting the first wave of our planned pricing update in BlackBerry World. This first wave will update the British Pound (GPB) and Euro (EUR) currencies. Shortly after we will be rolling out updates to other currencies and will be informing you in advance of those changes.

    This price tier update includes updated currency exchange rates and VAT requirements. These updates will help to position your content items to be more competitive and attractive to customers in the UK and Eurozone markets. The goal of this adjustment is to ensure prices are in line with currency fluctuations and ensure content within BlackBerry World is competitive.

    The price change is completely automatic and will not impact the availability of your content items to customers. You are not required to take any action.

    So what does this mean for the customer?

    Currently, the lowest tier in the UK is £1.00. Once the price tier changes are implemented, the lowest tier will be £0.75. For Euros the tier will vary by country. For example, in France the current lowest tier is €0.99. With the pricing tier changes, the new lowest tier will be €0.89.

    Should you like to adjust the price tier for your content items in a given country you can freely do so within the BlackBerry World vendor portal at any time.

    Please note that if you make any changes to the pricing of your content items there will be a delay of up to 24 hours until the prices appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADBRADNYC View Post
    There are some existing threads about the difference in the cost of apps regarding the US vs. UK.
    Some along the line of your thought...
    RIM ripping off everyone outside of US (pretty much)
    I sooo wanna post in that thread to commend them for getting the new pricing policy implemented, but I don't want to necropost
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