Script Summary: Displays prices from all regions in the Steam webshop.
Copyright: 2009+, Tor (http://code.google.com/p/steam-prices/)
License: MIT License; http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
In late 2008 Valve's Steam online games store implemented a new regional pricing system. Prices had formerly been the same across all regions, and USD was the only currency accepted for payments. After the change, prices were presented in USD, GBP or EUR depending on the user's geographical region. Steam employed an exchange rate of 1€ = 1$ when setting the new European prices, which compared to the formed USD-only sytem made prices go up by more than 40% in Europe.
A few games have since had their European prices lowered, but most still use the default 1€ = 1$ pricing scheme. Some games have even received much higher prices for Europe making them up to 250% more expensive than in North America.
This script is meant as a shopping tool for European customers to help avoid being cheated by Steam's new European prices. When visiting Steam's webshop, prices will be displayed in all three currencies (USD, GBP and EUR), you can also see the percent difference from the North American price. This will enable you to make an informed decision on whether or not the Steam price is acceptable. If you feel that the price in your region isn't fair, you may want to consider making your purchases elsewhere.
The script should work in Firefox, Opera and Chrome.
Configuration instructions: http://code.google.com/p/steam-prices/wiki/Conf...