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EXPIRED - Rock Band Band In A Box (Instruments Edition) Only £94.99 @ Play.com With £5 Discount Voucher Possible £91.19 with 4% Quidco

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Developed by Harmonix, Rock Band is an all-new platform for you to experience music, giving you the chance to rock in the shoes of the biggest guitarists, bassists, drummers, and singers of all time -…
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Developed by Harmonix, Rock Band is an all-new platform for you to experience music, giving you the chance to rock in the shoes of the biggest guitarists, bassists, drummers, and singers of all time - as a solo superstar or as part of a hard-rocking band.

Rock Band is an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune, mastering lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. With more master recordings than any other music game, Rock Band features some of the world's biggest rock artists and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

* Includes microphone, drums and guitar (all wired)
* Requires Rock Band game - sold separately
* Break Out Your Axe - Shred on guitar and bass like never before with the all-new Fender Stratocaster replica guitar.
* Bang The Skins - Play like a real drummer on a drum kit with four pads, a kick pedal, and real drum sticks.
* Sing Your Heart Out - Take center stage on lead vocals and bring down the house on rock's greatest anthems.
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#1
Cold cold cold I'm afraid for two reasons.

1) This is not a new deal and it's been this price ever since release.
2) EA just announced a £20 reduction in the band in a box retail price. I'd strongly suggest waiting to see if that reduction is reflected in on-line deals such as this before buying.
#2
BOFH_UK
Cold cold cold I'm afraid for two reasons.

1) This is not a new deal and it's been this price ever since release.
2) EA just announced a £20 reduction in the band in a box retail price. I'd strongly suggest waiting to see if that reduction is reflected in on-line deals such as this before buying.


The Price For UK EA Have quoted is £109.99
#3
Voted hot I have only seen this previously at £99, it's a great bit of kit to..
#4
People this is £75 with the game for americans at amazon.com

People shouldnt be paying this money to show ea we wont take theyr price rip off for europe

It has worked so far in that they are hoping that £109 without a game will make us buy
everyone needs to stick to theyr guns until this is around 99 with game
#5
Shonk
People this is £75 with the game for americans at amazon.com

People shouldnt be paying this money to show ea we wont take theyr price rip off for europe

It has worked so far in that they are hoping that £109 without a game will make us buy
everyone needs to stick to theyr guns until this is around 99 with game


Nothing personal, Shonk, but I keep seeing this ignorant argument in so many PAL-region forums and boards. It's not EA's pricing policy -- have you compared the price of games and systems on a global scale?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_launch#Release_data_and_pricing

The fact of the matter is, we in PAL territories will ALWAYS pay more for games and systems, owing to a far smaller economy of scale, cost of language translations and a less lenient tax structure for entertainment products.

Ignorant arguments against EA, or any individual organisation, fall on deaf ears.
#6
sits69
Nothing personal, Shonk, but I keep seeing this ignorant argument in so many PAL-region forums and boards. It's not EA's pricing policy -- have you compared the price of games and systems on a global scale?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_launch#Release_data_and_pricing

The fact of the matter is, we in PAL territories will ALWAYS pay more for games and systems, owing to a far smaller economy of scale, cost of language translations and a less lenient tax structure for entertainment products.

Ignorant arguments against EA, or any individual organisation, fall on deaf ears.



+ we get a year warrenty on all products in the UK.

I'd rather that than buying at American prices.

Some people can't wait to jump on a hate bandwaggon
#7
That's the problem with this country there's to many middle class pc idiots
willing to get shafted by companies

that practices like this go on

facts are that europe is a bigger market than the usa for most things
ps3 for example

Lets look at another example
Xbox 360 Launch price
Usa $399
Japan $366
UK $530

Cost of translation for Japan
Small market compared to the UK
High Taxes in Japan for foreign companies
But still cheaper than the USA

Why?

It Wont Fly there is why

Why does the UK get charged loads
because it fly's is why

Im not going to comment any more on this as im not in the mood for it tonight..
#8
Shonk's 100% spot on here. Multinationals don't call the UK "Treasure Island" for nothing.....:whistling:
#9
Shonk
That's the problem with this country there's to many middle class pc idiots
willing to get shafted by companies


Actually, the real problem with this country is there are too many people ready to resort to name-calling as soon as their ill-thought out opinions are questioned.
#10
sits69
Nothing personal, Shonk, but I keep seeing this ignorant argument in so many PAL-region forums and boards. It's not EA's pricing policy -- have you compared the price of games and systems on a global scale?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_launch#Release_dates_and_pricing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_launch#Release_data_and_pricing

The fact of the matter is, we in PAL territories will ALWAYS pay more for games and systems, owing to a far smaller economy of scale, cost of language translations and a less lenient tax structure for entertainment products.

Ignorant arguments against EA, or any individual organisation, fall on deaf ears.


Unfortunately, thats just not true - but it is not EA, it is a general issue.

Economies of scale is a very weak argument, as the PAL market is massive in its own right.
Tax is certainly an issue, but the difference is much smaller than you make out.

The fact that the dollar has been so weak against the pound and yet prices have remained the same over the past year or two actually shoots EVERY argument to be fair - it has demonstrated just how much international companies refuse to pass savings onto UK/European consumers, and in fact use these areas to maximise profits.

These companies are multinational - as such, their costs should be spread equally across the board, as opposed to using the US market as almost a "loss leader" compared to us, and using the excuse of higher costs - this doesnt wash, as the higher costs are across the company, and so could equally be spread across all sale prices.
#11
leeds_united_afc
The Price For UK EA Have quoted is £109.99


I'm aware of that, yes, but play have been doing the band in a box for £99 SINCE IT WAS LAUNCHED! Which means that this price does not yet reflect the reduced price from EA which means there's every chance it will drop in the next few days so it's a cold deal. Sorry.
#12
BOFH_UK
I'm aware of that, yes, but play have been doing the band in a box for £99 SINCE IT WAS LAUNCHED! Which means that this price does not yet reflect the reduced price from EA which means there's every chance it will drop in the next few days so it's a cold deal. Sorry.


It cant possibly be a cold deal - can you get it cheaper elsewhere right now?

Fair enough in a few days/weeks it may be cold as the price drops, but right now this is the cheapest price for this item.
#13
MrShed
It cant possibly be a cold deal - can you get it cheaper elsewhere right now?

Fair enough in a few days/weeks it may be cold as the price drops, but right now this is the cheapest price for this item.


A) It's been posted before several times on this site.
B) Yes, of course it can be a cold deal. This is not a new product, it's been out there for a while, and a price drop has just been announced from EA. This makes it a very bad time to buy, ergo it's cold in the same way that, for instance, buying the 40GB PS3 the day before the 80GB came out was a bad buy unless you got a really nice discount to go with it. Anyone with any sense would sit and wait until that price drop comes into effect.
#14
No - its a cold deal in the future!! Not now!

Fair enough if its been posted before with the voucher - I havent seen it...
#15
Cold as a penguin's chuff.

Nearly £100 for a few bits of plastic that most people would reject for a kid's toy - it isn't a deal at all!

It would still be overpriced if the game was included. I'll avoid until the price drops to a sensible level - £75 max. including the game would be more realistic in todays climate. If no-one buys, it will soon fall to that sort of price point anyway.
#16
MrShed
Unfortunately, thats just not true - but it is not EA, it is a general issue.

Economies of scale is a very weak argument, as the PAL market is massive in its own right.
Tax is certainly an issue, but the difference is much smaller than you make out.

The fact that the dollar has been so weak against the pound and yet prices have remained the same over the past year or two actually shoots EVERY argument to be fair - it has demonstrated just how much international companies refuse to pass savings onto UK/European consumers, and in fact use these areas to maximise profits.

These companies are multinational - as such, their costs should be spread equally across the board, as opposed to using the US market as almost a "loss leader" compared to us, and using the excuse of higher costs - this doesnt wash, as the higher costs are across the company, and so could equally be spread across all sale prices.


Puh-lease.

The US market is not a "loss leader".

The US market is where the bulk of the money is currently being generated. On a global scale it used to be Japan, however the US market is now where the bulk of the money is being generated. There's a reason why almost all of the big tradeshows happen in the US. There's a reason why NoA and SCEA are the biggest subsidiaries of their respective parent companies.

EU is predicted to be the new growth zone and predicted to overtake the US around 2011. HOWEVER, as much as there are more people in PAL territories than in the US, the fact of the matter is that the uptake of gaming is weak here compared to the US, hence the smaller economy of scale. Places like Italy and Spain just don't throw around anywhere near as much gaming cash as the single state of California. Just because a market has more people doesn't mean it's where all the profit is being generated -- look at the film industry. Blockbuster hits generally make the most in the "US domestic" market. That's 300 million vs. the 6 billion international viewers.

Hence, please stop complaining that we're getting intentionally shafted and come to understand that we're small fry compared to the US and we'll always have to suffer higher prices until our uptake grows (which it eventually will).

For more informed discourse, you're welcome to join us at NeoGAF (y'know, people who actually know what they're talking about when it comes to gaming analysis). :thumbsup:
#17
ThePennyPincher

Some people can't wait to jump on a hate bandwaggon


QFT.

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