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Old Jun 22, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
Are you sure there was no tax before 1991?

This album from 1990 has two prices, one without tax:

http://vgmdb.net/db/covers.php?do=view&cover=64626
Oops, it started on April, 1st 1989.

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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
It's going to take a lot of editing to fix this, but we might be able to come up with some clever ways to automate some parts of it. To start, I've added Price Value to the advanced search so that it can be queried.
I think albums released after 1997 could be easily changed by a script, but those released between 1989 and 1997, or before 1989 might need to be fixed by hand work... I feel more comfortable when the post-tax price is also displayed, as I want to know the actual price anyway, and our law actually requires it should be displayed for consumers.

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Originally Posted by Dag View Post
Is the pre-tax price actually fixed? Ie.- I think publishers will change it upwards to round the taxed price whenever taxes are changed.
Interesting. Could you elaborate on it more?

As far as I checked a couple popular albums released around 1996, the pre-tax prices apparently remained the same, but there might have been a case the price didn't change.

Super Mario RPG Original Sound Version -> 2854 yen (2718x1.05)
Super Mario 64 Original Sound Track -> 2548 yen (2427x1.05)
Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version -> 3873 yen (3689x1.05)
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