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David Chaudoir
Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:47:20 pm

Creative cloud cost $49.99 per month in the US - which is the equivalent of £31

In the UK Creative cloud cost £46.88

This is the equivalent of USD $73

Sorry why are we charged so much more?

It's the same service?

Why?

How can Adobe justify this? Is it charging different prices all over the world?


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Bernard Newnham
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:48:51 pm

Is it a tax thing? VAT included in the UK?

Bernie


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David Chaudoir
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:56:48 pm

VAT is 20% in the UK - which wouldn't explain the additional 33% price increase.


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Florian Sepp
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:05:26 pm

in Germany it is 61.49EUR
that's 82,06$ !!!
vat is 19% so normally it should cost us 59,48$ that's 44,43EUR

that is a rip off.

:(


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David Chaudoir
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:34:38 pm

That's appalling.

How does Adobe justify these price differences? Does it bother?

Any other places around the world where it wants to charge more than the US?


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John Pale
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:35:57 pm

That's an interesting question. Without a physical product to blame the cost on, why is the price so different factoring in VAT? Are there other costs/taxes or is it greed.

It's not based on supply and demand like my obscene NYC rent that would get me a palace in many places.

In a digital realm, supply is infinite.


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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:45:04 pm

[John Pale] "Are there other costs/taxes or is it greed."

it's greed. Adobe were always pretty bad - but this is full blown dark side stuff.

http://vimeo.com/user1590967/videos http://www.ogallchoir.net promo producer/editor.grading/motion graphics


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Gary Huff
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:51:01 pm

It's very simple. Those markets are used to paying a cost difference because of localization and shipping for physical products. But why lower the price if people will sill pay without question when you reduce your upfront costs in that arena?

Weren't CDs touted as being cheaper ultimately that vinyl or something when they were first introduced? But people were okay with paying the initial high price, thus it never came down.

Even a digital album download is still $10 when CDs were just $2-$3 more at the start of digital distribution.


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David Chaudoir
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 3:12:12 pm

Not sure that argument equates.

This is a non physical subscription from a global company - Adobe will not pay any significantly higher prices in the UK for credit card transactions, tax or any other costs.


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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:43:45 pm

http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-5420052-348242/1004...

http://vimeo.com/user1590967/videos http://www.ogallchoir.net promo producer/editor.grading/motion graphics


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Frank Gothmann
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 4:53:11 pm

Not that I think it's great but the same pricing policy applies to pretty much everything.
FCPX costs 299 dollars in the US, it's over 360 in Europe.

Same applies to dl purchase for Media Composer, to music from the iTunes store... to anything.

Wages, tax rates and other things are factored into the pricing.

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"You also agree that you will not use these products for... the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons."
iTunes End User Licence Agreement


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 6:17:06 pm

excuse me boys,
but FCP X is 269€ over here in germany incl. 19% VAT.

adobe is declaring the higher price with "marketing-reason" outside US as been much more expensive! strange, isn´t it!?

I wont go the 63€/month but one big private broadcasting-company here in cologne is going it - on approx 50-60 edits for daily bussiness.

I hope there will be another option in near future.


danny


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Frank Gothmann
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 6:21:03 pm

[Daniel Ludwig] "excuse me boys,
but FCP X is 269€ over here in germany incl. 19% VAT."


Yes, which is over 360 US dollars, compared to 299 in the US.
Same thing.

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"You also agree that you will not use these products for... the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons."
iTunes End User Licence Agreement


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Florian Sepp
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 9:00:12 pm

thats quite exactly the 19% vat in germany and thats ok as you can get it back if you use it professionally. but adobe stuf is way more expansive than you can argue on with taxes... unfortunaltely adobe has alwas ben extra expensive in europe.


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Gustavo Bermudas
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 18, 2013 at 6:03:35 pm

Has anybody tried a US proxy server? I wonder if that would give you US rates, not very honest but, it's hard to feel guilty at Adobe.


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Paul King
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:46:47 pm

It costs more in Australia too.
However Media Composer is parity with US cost.

Australian government launched an inquiry into it.
Adobe's defense was BS, but not sure what will come of all this.



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Scott Clements
Re: Why does Creative cloud cost 33% more in the UK than in USA?
on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:16:31 pm

I think Creative Cloud is Adobe's Final Cut X. I hope Avid comes out the winner. Avid were very greedy in the past, but they've been making very smart choices lately. It's ironic that they are now the most customer friendly NLE on the market.

Film Editor, London UK
http://www.scottclementseditor.com


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