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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Hi folks,

Thanks to PC Pro for the headline and the accompanying story. Not sure if this also applies to upgrade pricing but I'm absolutely sure that Adobe continue to treat its European customers very badly when you compare their prices here with those in the USA where their products are considerably cheaper even after allowing for tax.

Still, if you were planning a purchase I guess it wouldn't be such a good idea to wait until next month.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:48 pm 
I'm slowly weaning myself off Adobe and Microsoft products by moving to GIMP + RawTherapee workflow.

I can't afford to buy camera gear _AND_ software.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:54 pm 
pgtips wrote:
I'm slowly weaning myself off Adobe and Microsoft products by moving to GIMP + RawTherapee workflow.

I can't afford to buy camera gear _AND_ software.


BINGO ! we always seem to get the hot end of the poker .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:56 pm 
Hm. Yes, well, isn't Adobe an American company?

But hey, Canon (Eurasia) took a heck of a long time to get us Americans their SX1, so...

Why not just import the stuff from the US of A?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:15 pm 
Because you end up paying double tax, you pay VAT (15%) and import duty (some arbitrary % that I do not know). People living in the UK get ripped off royally.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:20 pm 
Oh.

Are the American prices going up?


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I'm not 100% on US purchases, but I believe people in some (but not all) states can buy without any significant sales tax from out of state. Plus, given this is software, the physical side isn't essential. If you have a suitable friend over there, get them to buy it, transfer the data digitally with the serial/key.

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Good on you Adobe 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:10 am 
popo wrote:
I'm not 100% on US purchases, but I believe people in some (but not all) states can buy without any significant sales tax from out of state. Plus, given this is software, the physical side isn't essential. If you have a suitable friend over there, get them to buy it, transfer the data digitally with the serial/key.


You can download the "trial" software directly from Adobe's website then just input the serial key.

In the states you can always avoid sales tax if you order from a retailer out of state and just pay a minimum shipping charge.. So long as the retailer does not operate in your state you won't be charged a sales tax.


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