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Israeli Antitrust Authority Indicts Four in Video Game Pricing Scam

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Israeli Antitrust Authority Indicts Four in Video Game Pricing Scam

Four gaming store managers are accused of using a Whatsapp chat group dubbed “Israel’s Suckers” to coordinate prices of popular video games and consoles in the country

Tomer Ganon | 12:43  19.06.2018
The Israeli antitrust authority on Thursday filed an indictment against four gaming store managers who allegedly coordinated prices of gaming consoles and popular video games using a Whatsapp group chat dubbed “Israel’s Suckers.” The four managers allegedly coordinated the prices of PlayStation 4, Xbox 1, and FIFA 17. Only a handful of importers and a few dozen distributors are active in Israel’s gaming market, where consoles and video games are often sold for as much as double their original prices.

 

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