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Unai
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(09-12-2017, 09:42 PM)
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JVLat, Nintendo's representative in the country, announced at the magazine GameInformer that the console will have a recommended price of R$ 999 (roughly 320 US dollars) and will be released on October 20. That's even more relatively expensive than the infame launch of the PS4 for R$ 3999.

Source: IGN

sixteen-bit
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(09-12-2017, 09:43 PM)
Maybe they should've partnered with TecToy to get around import fees like Sega did
SalvaPot
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(09-12-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Great way to avoid scalpers. /s
PhilipDoesMatter
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(09-12-2017, 09:44 PM)
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That's about US$ 280 for the record.
Beartruck
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(09-12-2017, 09:44 PM)
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No wonder people in Brazil pirate. Jeez.
neonglow
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(09-12-2017, 09:44 PM)
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Is it taxes that is pushing the price so high?
Ravic
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(09-12-2017, 09:44 PM)
Basically, it will compete with Xbox One S.
Relaxed Muscle
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(09-12-2017, 09:45 PM)
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Reggie: "Don't pay more than $80 for SNES Classic"

JVLat: "Hold my beer"
oti
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(09-12-2017, 09:45 PM)

Originally Posted by neonglow

Is it taxes that is pushing the price so high?

Yes. Brazil is a nightmare for companies that don't manufacture in Brazil.
KarasuEXE
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(09-12-2017, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Maybe they should've partnered with TecToy to get around import fees like Sega did

#BringBackGradiente
IsntChrisL
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(09-12-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Prices are out of control on Brazil but it's pretty much the fault of the government, right? Aren't the taxes crazy high for imported products?
WeaponKnight
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(09-12-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by neonglow

Is it taxes that is pushing the price so high?

I'm not going with taxes on this one. They're probably watching the Nintendo supply drama unfold and trying to cash in.

Why let the scalpers profit on your imports if you can do it yourself?
Reki
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(09-12-2017, 09:47 PM)
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I dream of the day JVLat stops being the distributor for Latam.
Bowlie
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(09-12-2017, 09:47 PM)
Hahahahhaa, mil reais...

That's insane. The new Mega Drive that was somewhat recently released here costs 449 reais, and that's already a lot.
nelo_inc
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(09-12-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Sorry for you guys in Brazil.Maybe it will drop price later on.

(Um abraço de Portugal!)
Unai
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(09-12-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhilipDoesMatter

That's about US$ 280 for the record.

Well, I used the google converter. I'm not sure how accurate it is.
DonF
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(09-12-2017, 09:48 PM)
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Muito expensivesinho huehuehue
Celine
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(09-12-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Maybe they should've partnered with TecToy to get around import fees like Sega did

Erm Nintendo did the same with a company named Playtronic.
Slixshot
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(09-12-2017, 09:49 PM)
What are the tarrifs like in Brazil?
Hag
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(09-12-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Brazil fam getting fucked as always. Mild shock
JCG
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(09-12-2017, 09:50 PM)
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And people wonder why piracy is so big in the Third World.

These are not exactly fair prices.
PhilipDoesMatter
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(09-12-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by neonglow

Is it taxes that is pushing the price so high?

Yes and no. They use this as the main excuse to maximize profit.

One pays 60% in general taxes to get into the country, so it would be roughly $130 plus some profit (which should be imbued in the $80 already but ok), this should lead to a maximum $200.

But ...
i-Jest
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(09-12-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhilipDoesMatter

That's about US$ 280 for the record.

So basically $300 CAD?
sleepwalkcapsules
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(09-12-2017, 09:51 PM)
Taxes are a big problem here in Brazil? Absolutely.

But don't be mistaken, the price of the SNES Classic is not about taxes. They're preying on uninformed consumers.

Even if all the taxes and a hefty profit accounted for, this price doesn't make any sense.
Unai
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(09-12-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slixshot

What are the tarrifs like in Brazil?

Buying one from Amazon US (if you could, that is) and paying all brazilian taxes, it would cost about half the official price, so taxes alone don't justify everything here.

Originally Posted by sleepwalkcapsules

Taxes are a big problem here in Brazil? Absolutely.

But don't be mistaken, the price of the SNES Classic is not about taxes. They're preying on uninformed consumers.

Even if all the taxes and a hefty profit accounted for, this price doesn't make any sense.

Exactly this!

Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

Reggie: "Don't pay more than $80 for SNES Classic"

JVLat: "Hold my beer"

lol
Carlius
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(09-12-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Cant wait to see how much it costs in argentina
Reki
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(09-12-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by neonglow

Is it taxes that is pushing the price so high?

They account for a fair bit, but JVLat inflates the prices even more. In some countries the launch prices for the Switch were like 80%-90% higher than in the States when taxes should account for like 20-30%. And that's without even considering they get those things for a distributor price.

Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

Reggie: "Don't pay more than $80 for SNES Classic"

JVLat: "Hold my beer"

Ok I laughed.
ErrorMacro
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(09-12-2017, 09:53 PM)
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Yeah, I saw this today. If my math is correct, importing one from amazon should cost around R$400 less lol.

Edit: Just clarifying my math: The SNES classic is $80. Import fee should be around $20, I think. So you've got $100 to import one. BUT, because of Brazil's ridiculous taxes, you double this value (amazon has always doubled the price whenever I imported something), so it is $200. Now multiply by 3.1, since US$1 = R$3.1, and you get R$620.

However, this value considers that amazon won't refund any of the taxes at all. Both times I imported electronics from Amazon, I've got some kind of refund. I doubt it would happen for the SNES classic, though, since the package is big and its price is over US$50.
Slixshot
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(09-12-2017, 09:54 PM)

Originally Posted by Unai

Buying one from Amazon US (if you could, that is) and paying all brazilian taxes, it would cost half the official price, so taxes alone don't justify everything here.



Exactly this!

Good to know. Sometimes people forget to take them into consideration but the fact that the price truly isn't justified is a load of BS.
falberto
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(09-12-2017, 09:55 PM)
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And they have the courage to complain about piracy in Brazil, this price is 90% of a full base job salary (called here as salário minimo).

Depois reclamam da pirataria, preço ridículo, quase 1 salário minimo num produto que deveria valer 1/3 desse valor.
IceDoesntHelp
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(09-12-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Nintendo: Brazil would you like a SNES Classic?


Brazil: We sure would, but won't we have to pay those outrageous gaming outlet prices for something you probably spit in?
Subaru
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(09-12-2017, 09:56 PM)
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It's 320 USD, not 280.

That's so fucking expensive, but I bet that it will sold out.

Originally Posted by falberto

And they have the courage to complain about piracy in Brazil, this price is 90% of a full base job salary (called here as salário minimo).

Depois reclamam da pirataria, preço ridículo, quase 1 salário minimo num produto que deveria valer 1/3 desse valor.

No it's not, it's MORE than one salário minimo.
Salário Mínimo = R$ 937,00
Memento
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(09-12-2017, 09:57 PM)
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What the fuck
emilioasis
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(09-12-2017, 09:58 PM)
In Chile the Switch costs 350.000 Pesos.... that´s 540 USD aprox.

Some stores sell it a t 300.000 Pesos = 460 USD aprox

The NES Classic was at 99.000 = 152 USD aprox
sixteen-bit
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(09-12-2017, 09:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Celine

Erm Nintendo did the same with a company named Playtronic.

Nice to hear Nintendo and the Yooka Laylee folks are on good terms.
allan-bh
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(09-12-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Even for Brazil's standards the price is insane.
KarasuEXE
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(09-12-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subaru

No it's not, it's MORE than one salário minimo.
Salário Mínimo = R$ 937,00

Yep, this need to be pointed out.
LeonSPBR
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(09-12-2017, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by falberto

And they have the courage to complain about piracy in Brazil, this price is 90% of a full base job salary (called here as salário minimo).

Depois reclamam da pirataria, preço ridículo, quase 1 salário minimo num produto que deveria valer 1/3 desse valor.

É mais que um salário mínimo. 70 reais a mais.

It's more than base salary. More than 70 reais.
JetSetRadio
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(09-12-2017, 10:01 PM)
Piracy is a gift for these countries really.
Eclectic Sk3ptic
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(09-12-2017, 10:02 PM)
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That's absurd, and it reminds me of earlier this year when the Brazilian government attempted to tax an investment (originating in Canada) I was getting ready to make with a Brazilian business partner. I can only imagine how such policies impact the local population
when it comes to every day necessities outside of the realm of gaming and other luxuries. But, that's a discussion for another thread. :P
Ahasverus
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(09-12-2017, 10:02 PM)
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Why in the fuck are game related things more expensive in poorer countries? This is incredible.
kiguel182
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(09-12-2017, 10:02 PM)
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Doesn't Brazil have a bunch of import taxes?
HardRojo
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(09-12-2017, 10:05 PM)
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It's 2017. Why do we have to keep getting fucked over by prices here in South America? :(
tearsofash
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(09-12-2017, 10:06 PM)
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Forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't this par for course?
Platy
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(09-12-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiguel182

Doesn't Brazil have a bunch of import taxes?

You need to the taxes TWICE to reach this level of pricing
KarasuEXE
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(09-12-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by tearsofash

Forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't this par for course?

Kinda? Doesn't mean it's "right". It's a problem with our taxes, really.

(As Platy said above, even accounting the taxes this price is still fucked up)
Ahasverus
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(09-12-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by HardRojo

It's 2017. Why do we have to keep getting fucked over by prices here in South America? :(

Ikr. It's long overdue for game companies to put their shit together in these market if they want it to grow.

The potential is there, but the prices limits their public to the 1% of these places.
opticalmace
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(09-12-2017, 10:08 PM)
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How much do other game consoles cost there?
Unai
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(09-12-2017, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiguel182

Doesn't Brazil have a bunch of import taxes?

Originally Posted by tearsofash

Forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't this par for course?

Not really. As pointed out earlier in the thread, taxes are a huge issue for sure around here, but this is just insane. The new mega drive was half that. You could almost buy a xbox one for that price if you wait for a sale.
Fbh
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(09-12-2017, 10:09 PM)
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Not hard to imagine.
Met a few Brazilian people that told me that it was cheaper to take a short trip to another country and buy some electronic devices there than simply going to a store in Brazil and buying the same products.

These import taxes are fucking stupid. You can make an argument for products that can and are produced locally like clothing or food. But not fucking videogame consoles.



Originally Posted by kiguel182

Doesn't Brazil have a bunch of import taxes?

As far as I know.
Yeah.


Edit:
Just read that this pricing is ridiculous even including the taxes

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