The difference between the local currencies of the countries and the local prices that companies apply to make up this difference can be used by different people to profit. By shopping in a more ‘worthless’ currency, people buy the same product cheaper than in their own currency.
While this is mostly seen in the gaming world, where local pricing is common, Microsoft today approached this issue with an interesting and controversial solution. from Microsoft In stores in Turkey and Argentina turned out to be an important change.
Microsoft has removed the gift-buying option for games in Turkey and Argentina:
- Left: store in Germany, right: store in Turkey
Featured in the news by SomosXbox, Microsoft’s Turkish store Removed ‘Buy as a gift’ option reported. It was stated that the same situation occurred in both Argentina and Turkey. We have also confirmed the situation in our checks.
Microsoft has not shared a statement on the subject. However, the comments were that the company made this decision to avoid “buying cheap games.” Because many players and even sellers abroad bought a game as multiple gifts and then sold the gift codes to others at high prices.
It is not known whether Microsoft’s new change is temporary or permanent.
Source: Web Tekno