nightmare !

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by robbie, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. robbie macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2005
    herts, Uk
    can someone throw any light on why in the Uk, we pay nearly twice as much for everything. I noticed recently that the CS2 Photoshop upgrade is the same price in pounds as it is dollars (vat is £20). Thats getting on for twice as much, even as a download off the same server.

    To add insult to injury, ever since realising this fact, I have been having recurring nightmares,

    It's my first night in jail, i'm in the showers and this big ugly dude walks in just as I drop the soap, I bend over to pick it up and thats when I wake up in a cold sweat !

    Can anyone at Adobe suggest any meaning to this horrible dream ?
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Never, never, never pick up the soap... ever

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
  3. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    What did you think the CS stood for?
  4. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    I can't speak for anyone from Adobe, but if the big, ugly dude said in a comforting voice, "I'm here to help you," you're in a boatload of trouble.
  5. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Why do different countries pay different amounts?

    I don’t know if there is any import duty charged on software but that could be part of the price. Also there will no doubt be costs in selling Adobe products in the UK and these will be high per unit shipped in the UK than the US I’d imagine and recouping that’ll be part of the price too. Plus they price to a price point and allow for currency fluctuations, which’ll be sometimes in their favour sometimes in ours and it’s the times when it’s in our’s they allow for.

    It’s not double the price anyway the UK pays ~42% more than the US, the French however do pay around 104% more than the US!
  6. darkwing macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2004
    The French deserve it. ;)
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    :) LOL
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Apple starts with all prices in American dollars and then usually converts the price for other countries depending on exchange rate, shipping costs, etc...

    Which is exactly why I used to see MANY British tourists make large Apple purchases will on vacation here in Phoenix. With the pound so much higher than the dollar, it was cheaper for them to buy it here at have it shipped back.

    I do hope they remembered to buy a power converter for the desktops though...

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