Sony, Samsung, Apple, Dell, HP also are, and they manage to ship much bigger and heavier boxes with merchandise that have even higher taxes at the better price comparison ratio !
but judging by the number of replacement drum pedals etc I think they have had to make a heavy allowance in the price for failures. Under UK law we have a 'fit for purpose' clause that means if I buy a game and play it to death it should still work for at least a year. - It doesn't matter what you guarantee says they still have to fix it.
Give me break!
Why is it that residents in the USA can sell this to UK buyers on ebay for £125 AFTER:
Duty & VAT upon importation
(I know because that's where mine came from ;o) )
and EA/Harmonix can't? Be under no illusions - this is EA's doing, the price of their products (across the board not just this) to retailers and customers is just getting ridiculous.
Oh and one last thing - did it not cross your minds that: THE PRICE OF YOUR GAME IS GREATER THAN THE PRICE OF THE CONSOLE TO PLAY IT ON (360 core and premium) and just shy of the Elite....
How you thought you'd get away with it.. the mind boggles..
The statement comes accross a little patronising to me.
Was it supposed to damage control or just an attempt to make sure anyone left on the fence really makes their mind up to not buy the thing?