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Anvilfolk
11-15-2008, 09:53 AM
Hi,

I'm new here. I don't have a lot of time to browse forums (or to play, actually), so I probably won't visit a lot. Hope you won't hate me for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I've been meaning to buy 1946 online for awhile now, but it seems no site offers that option for people in Europe (Portugal). Specifically, I'd prefer direct-downloading to avoid postage costs - it'd double the current price of the game! If I look in stores around here, I'm guessing I'll find the game at the original $50+ price...

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Why is there no support for downloading the game directly from Europe? Neither at the official UBI store, not any other sites I've been able to find!

Thank you in advance!

Anvilfolk
11-15-2008, 09:53 AM
Hi,

I'm new here. I don't have a lot of time to browse forums (or to play, actually), so I probably won't visit a lot. Hope you won't hate me for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I've been meaning to buy 1946 online for awhile now, but it seems no site offers that option for people in Europe (Portugal). Specifically, I'd prefer direct-downloading to avoid postage costs - it'd double the current price of the game! If I look in stores around here, I'm guessing I'll find the game at the original $50+ price...

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Why is there no support for downloading the game directly from Europe? Neither at the official UBI store, not any other sites I've been able to find!

Thank you in advance!

b2spirita
11-15-2008, 10:02 AM
Firstly, hello and welcome!

http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/3251021/IL2-Sturmovik-1946/Product.html

There you go, i dont pay postage in gibraltar so hopefully you dont ether. Thats about 12/13 euros,

Anvilfolk
11-15-2008, 10:22 AM
Hi!

Thank you so much for your response. I just registered, but apparently it's only available through PlayTrade (someone selling it), and I can't have it ordered to outside the UK - only prices in euros can be shipped to outside the UK. Am I missing something too obvious?

--- edit ---

Just went to help and you have to change the website from Sterling Pounds to Euros, in the Help section for Non-UK shipping. Doesn't make much sense... but I just placed the order! Let's see how it goes!

Thank you so much! Great site http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Divine-Wind
11-15-2008, 10:25 AM
Hope all goes well with the order! Always glad to have another <STRIKE>addict</STRIKE> player around.

Anvilfolk
11-15-2008, 10:29 AM
Thank you for the warm welcoming http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Like I said, I really don't have a lot of time to play (4-6 hours sleep a day to get through university http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif), but thought I might as well throw in a little to support a good game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I do this mostly with indie games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I do hope I'll be able to steal a way an hour or so here and there and meet up with everyone online!

Thank you again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

b2spirita
11-15-2008, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Anvilfolk:
Hi!

Thank you so much for your response. I just registered, but apparently it's only available through PlayTrade (someone selling it), and I can't have it ordered to outside the UK - only prices in euros can be shipped to outside the UK. Am I missing something too obvious?

--- edit ---

Just went to help and you have to change the website from Sterling Pounds to Euros, in the Help section for Non-UK shipping. Doesn't make much sense... but I just placed the order! Let's see how it goes!

Thank you so much! Great site http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well i hope it gets to you, ive used the site many times and have yet to have a problem with them. I just remembered that you might have to pay import taxes on it.

Uufflakke
11-15-2008, 10:45 AM
But why don't you buy the game at Ebay???
$ 17.95 in the US (no shipping costs).
Or order the box in the UK by Ebay for about $ 15.00 and $ 5.00 shipping & handling.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbr...=&fsop=32%26fsoo%3D2 (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R40&dfsp=32&satitle=sturmovik+1946&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&floc=1&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=32%26fsoo%3D2)

Anvilfolk
11-15-2008, 11:03 AM
I've never bought from ebay before, but it might've been an option, yes. However, shipping from the USA is no-go, as customs around here can be pretty devilish.

From ebay.co.uk, I've found a couple at around 10, and shipping is only free within the UK, if free at all. This way I bought it for around 11-13 and I get free shipping. There were a few other cheaper ones too, but not new methinks.

Let's see how it goes with import taxes! Wish me luck! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anvilfolk
11-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Hi!

The game's here! No hidden or import taxes, it just got here, great packaging and already installed. The guys from BulletSoftware were great http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I just wanted to thank everyone who helped, in particular b2spirita who pointed me towards play.com! I've already installed, patched and logged in online just to make sure it was possible.

The frustrating part is I don't have my trusty Logitech Attack 3 (heh...) with me. Landing with just the keyboard... well, you probably know how that ended!

Thanks again!

Divine-Wind
11-19-2008, 04:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Anvilfolk:
The frustrating part is I don't have my trusty Logitech Attack 3 (heh...) with me. Landing with just the keyboard... well, you probably know how that ended! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I feel ya mate! My usual stick is out of business while I sort out some issues with it... I'm now relearning how to fly with the X52 stick. It works fine as long as I stay at 1/4 TC. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif