Buying photoshop elements

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Why is it that when one buys photoshop elements from a brick and mortar store or a place such as Amazon you can get a boxed version that includes install media for both windows and mac that use the same serial and your allowed two installs on mac and two installs on windows, yet if one buys photoshop elements from adobe, you only can buy a license for one operating system and it even costs more money than buying the boxed version from a local store?

So my question is why can't adobe sell the same version as an electronic download as you get in the boxed version, of course minus the box or dvds.

That is, a serial that works on both windows and mac instead of having to buy each version separately, thereby spending twice the amount as buying a boxed set from a local store or Amazon.
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Rens Jansen

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And u expect Adobe to respond here? They NEVER do so don't expect anything! Its BAD S/W on MAC, costly and continiously crashes for me, Macbookpro, latest operating system and Elements 14
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Yeah, your right.

Doesn't look like adobe even has the courtesy to respond.
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I stand by my explanation from 2 weeks ago.  Please read it. Adobe doesn't have the time or man-power to respond to small questions.  There are many facets of Photoshop to deal with, and not as many techs.  If you want to wait for Adobe to respond, then wait.  They do respond.   (MCSE responding)   
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I hope this answer is better than the last one - please read this.  
Thing is, retail stores make deals with their distributors to get these deal so they can move product out the door.  Big box stores pay lots of money for the space and if it sits there it costs even more. They have to move it or the distributor needs to pick it up and trash it.  So distributors give deals that the manufacturer cannot do, mainly because it isn't moving enough to the big box stores. When a distributor strikes a deal, it's usually for lot of inventory or otherwise the deal is off.  Big box stores will make the deal but only if 70% moves otherwise the distributor needs to take back the stock that doesn't sell.  No distributor wants to end up with a warehouse of trash.  It'll cost THEM even more to trash it.  Adobe won't make deals like this. Adobe sells inventory in a big way and they won't take it back, otherwise, the dealers need to sell another brand.  So they sell all they can even if it means selling two licenses (serials). For another lesson, cell phones need to sell but they are not selling cell phones.  They are selling dial tones.  They get a kick back from the dial tone companies for selling phones because the more you make cell phone calls, the more phone companies make profit.  The phones are free to the distributors and they are passed onto the retail set.  They only sell cell phones to you cheaply to get you to take them seriously.  

Back in 1994 I sold cell phones when their price was high.  Their pricing came down with their manufacturing in Japan on a big scale, instead of in Arizona in a very small start up.  After that, we sold only their dial tones.  The phones in our warehouse were stocked for free.  In 1995 we got $100 per dial tone and gave the phone away for $20.  This was down from the 1650.00 in 94.  

Today they get $200 per dial tone and toss the phone into the deal.  The phone company then gives them royalties on that customer as the calls are made.  It can amount to a retirement nest with $3000 per month.  So now you want to sell phones, right?  But, this is the same way distributors make deals with Adobe products.  The retailer will make money on the (two) serial numbers then give away the software for a cheaper price.  Adobe won't do that.  if Adobe did that, that kind of deal would be wanted among every retail and that can cheapen their software company.  The software is valued by us right?  We want to keep it that way.  Otherwise our customers won't respect us  when they pay us for our artistry.  Why make it easy for them to get if we want to value our business and the software too?   So those deals won't come along everyday. because, when that inventory runs out, the distributor won't have that deal anymore.  They will be out of stock. They can't make a deal like that unless their warehouse is full of the same product. They have a business plan and they follow it to make their money, then when the plan is done, it's done.  

Long answer?  You just got Business Administration#87 from the University of Washington, Seattle. That's more of an answer than Adobe will give.  They won't shower you with Photoshop elements product. 

So buy your product from a retailer who has a good deal. Best Buy will have that kind of deal for 3 days then they will sell out and you won't get that deal ever again.  Absolutely true.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE Microsoft Engineer (Photoshop user, not from Adobe)


  
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JEA

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Thanks so much for the reply and insight into stuff at least i didn't know about.
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I stand by my explanation from 2 weeks ago. It's on the forum.  Please read it. Adobe doesn't have the time or man-power to respond to small questions.  There are many facets of Photoshop to deal with, and not as many techs.  If you want to wait for Adobe to respond, then wait.  They do respond.   (MCSE responding)   
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A never responds on issues between Elements 14 and latest Apple osx. Crashes, hangs etc. not even with a general troubleshooting guide. Courtesy for $$ paying customers? Never noticed here nor on Tweets or FB
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okay, so if all of you don't believe in Adobe products, then why are you in an Adobe troubleshooting blog?  Are you just busybody blog dogs looking for a chat room?   
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Rens Jansen

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Because I PAID for this product and expect service!
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BTW I'm not from Adobe.  Talk to the retail stores, they sell it, Adobe only makes it.  I worked for Microsoft and they didn't sell their product either.  They left it up to retail stores to sell their licenses in their products, grouped or singles. If you received a product with several licenses, you got it on sale, and I can bet money, that sale was on for as very short time.  That same retailer most likely changed that sale a week later.  Example: Best Buy only has a sale like that for 3 days then they return their regular pricing to single licenses.  Maybe you got lucky.  Adobe is a manufacturer. Law says, no manufacturer can sell without a distributor (middleman) and no business can sell wholesale and retail at the same time.  Ya know, I tried to make this clear to you before but somehow you still want to rant and rave.  Your complaint is with your retailer.  Go there and rant to them. If your feelings are hurt, that sounds like a personal problem.   
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Lets stop. I purchased straight from Adobe on internet and not through some retailer.
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