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Annual Fees for Pok

Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs A Familiar TeacherAdministrators
edited November 2013 in Latest Updates
Collectors and the competitively-minded eagerly await the arrival of the Pok
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    edited November 2013
    For those curious about how much current exchange rates means these match up:

    USD 4.99 = USD 4.99 (crazy)**
    AUD 6.50 ≈ USD 6.01
    EUR 4.49 ≈ USD 6.04
    NZD 8.50 ≈ USD 6.99
    GBP 4.99 ≈ USD 8.06

    boooo :P (disclaimer: I'm not fussed, that's still not all that much and didn't intend to get it in the first place. I just like looking at stuff like this for curiosity's sake :))

    ** Dunno if this incurs sales tax on top in North America (something that's often ignored when considering US/EU prices)? The other prices will be including any taxes, so would make up some of the shortfall if so.
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  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited November 2013
    So $5 a year, versus at minimum $130+tax for a 3DS-capable system and probably the successor system since Bank is forward compatible...

    I'LL ALLOW IT!
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited November 2013
    You're right, Severin, that $5 does not include sales tax, which Nintendo is absolutely scrupulous about collecting from North Americans.
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  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited November 2013
    And I'm absolutely scrupulous about minimizing my tax exposure by keeping my eShop account in Alberta.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited November 2013
    I hear Dartmouth, Alberta has lovely waves... of grain.
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  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited November 2013
    Severin Mira said:
    For those curious about how much current exchange rates means these match up:

    USD 4.99 = USD 4.99 (crazy)**
    AUD 6.50 ≈ USD 6.01
    EUR 4.49 ≈ USD 6.04
    NZD 8.50 ≈ USD 6.99
    GBP 4.99 ≈ USD 8.06

    boooo :P (disclaimer: I'm not fussed, that's still not all that much and didn't intend to get it in the first place. I just like looking at stuff like this for curiosity's sake :))

    ** Dunno if this incurs sales tax on top in North America (something that's often ignored when considering US/EU prices)? The other prices will be including any taxes, so would make up some of the shortfall if so.
    Since there isn't a national sales tax in the United States, that price is by itself. If you're in one of the few states where taxes are levvied on interstate commerce (or if you live in Washington State), taxes will be added onto the price afterward.

    I still don't get why you can't transfer from B/W by communicating with a DS, or barring that, just have an app that does the transfer locally. Swapping carts isn't THAT odious, and you'll likely have to do so anyway to get the pokemon transerred via Pokemon Bank.
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  • Takara_KitsuneTakara_Kitsune New Member Full Members
    edited November 2013
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    Collectors and the competitively-minded eagerly await the arrival of the Pok
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs A Familiar Teacher Administrators
    edited November 2013
    Third gen, fourth gen, fifth gen, and sixth gen; that's four generations. Sure, there are the remakes of gens one and two, but they were released during the third gen and fourth gen periods, respectively. You can't actually transfer Pokemon from the original red/blue/yellow and Gold/Silver/Crystal into the more recent games.
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