Photoshop: Why do we pay so much more for the same software in Australia?

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Why do we pay so much more for the same software is Australia ? US price for CS5 is USD 699.00, but in Australia it is AUD 1,168.00 ... considering the exchange rate, it should be similar to US pricing or less .... Why ?
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AndrewB

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Posted 8 years ago

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A TJ

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Yes, it sucks that we have to pay more. The Lightroom 3 upgrade is up to 50% more.
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Viahorizon

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Why is photoshop 699USD in USA and 1062AUD in Australia? Explain why Adobe...are you price gouging?

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Why is pricing different outside the US?.
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crom

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Such a joke, Adobe are unethical
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Greg Hunt

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Rather than complaining here, go talk to your MP about the parliamentary enquiry into technology pricing. Adobe will undoubtedly be invited to attend given their pricing policies. You might mention the discrepancies in camera prices as well and the use of warranty policies to restrict imports (some parliamentary prodding might get the ACCC to move on those issues too). Its not just Adobe, they are doing nothing different to their competitors, its the Australian market that needs shaking.
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freshseller

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I think you are my local MP Greg :) what will be your arguments in parliament?
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Greg Hunt

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There are a surprising number of Greg Hunts in the world.
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Gary Dobbin

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Why is the cost of adobe products in Australia twice that in the US?

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Cost of Adobe products.
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Greg Hunt

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Why? Its called free trade. Welcome to the US Australia free trade agreement.
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David Jensen

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Official Adobe Answer:
I believe when we look at the future of creative cloud, we think it’s a great value and a very attractive thing in terms of pricing.

http://youtu.be/78yigV0GYGQ