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Subject: [Leica] Tripods > KEN
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:51:38 +0200
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I just went to Adobe ES, obviously from a Spanish IP address, and I see the 
price to upgrade to LR4 of ?73.16 if I opt for the physical version, or 
?76.26 if I choose download. Why download should be ?3 more expensive, I 
have no idea.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Apr 26, 2012, at 1:42 AM, Ken Carney wrote:

> OK, I think I see how this works.  I went to the Adobe Australian site and 
> see the upgrade to CS6 is 337AS(AUD), which is USD 350.  This must be 
> because I am signing in from a U.S. address?  I'm guessing that if I had 
> signed in from a site in oz I would see USD 525?  Or from an address in 
> Spain I would see a much higher price for LR4 than 129 euro?  It makes no 
> sense to me that a download would be so much higher than the currency 
> conversion and the VAT would indicate.
> Ken
> On 4/25/2012 5:48 PM, John McMaster wrote:
>> The upgrade for my CS5.5 to CS6 is 525USD (download) on the USA site, my 
>> local Adobe store has it for 800AUD (download - 830USD) and still waiting 
>> to hear the NZ retail price........
>> john
>> ________________________________________
>> There must be more than one distribution route.  On the Adobe Spain site
>> I looked at, LR4 is 129 euro, which is approximately the USD price plus 
>> VAT.
>> Ken
>> On 4/25/2012 12:54 PM, Marc Dufour wrote:
>>> Ken,
>>> More and more interesting.
>>> I've been looking for information about import duties in UE, but it seem
>>> it's information reserved for pros, I don't know.
>>> It's usually around 10%, but the local taxes are very different in each
>>> country.
>>> For an example, the price of a graphic design program I use every day,
>>> CorelDraw, which is 499$ in USA, is 771$ in GB, 933$ in Spain, 945$ in
>>> France...
>>> In Spain, the Vat is 20%, so: 499 $ + 10% +20%: around 658 $, not 933$.
>>> I don't understand :(
>>> Marc
>>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 6:06 AM, Ken Carney<kcarney1 at>   wrote:
>>>> Marc,
>>>> Interesting.  Do you know why the price differences?  Local taxes,
>>>> import duties?  I would think Adobe would not arbitrarily raise the
>>>> USD price unless to absorb some offsetting cost or tax?  Just curious.
>>>> Ken
>>>> On 4/24/2012 2:52 AM, Marc Dufour wrote:
>>>>> Interesting trend...
>>>>> Another example, form this morning:
>>>>> Price for Photoshop CS6 in USA: 699 USD (Adobbe online shop) Price
>>>>> for Photoshop CS5 (CS FIVE) in Spain: 1319,54 USD (Spanish Adobe
>>>>> online shop)
>>>>> I could give more examples, as scandalous as this one.
>>>>> The way the great US companys make themselves greater and greater.
>>>>> A shame.
>>>>> Marc
>>>>> John McMaster<john at>   ha escrito:
>>>>>   I live in the capital city, I have also been to most large cities in
>>>>>> Australia. I have lived in London and visited B&H so know what I am
>>>>>> missing in Aus/NZ.
>>>>>> I think Americans do not realise what it can be like for the rest of
>>>>>> the world. I have a query with Epson NZ; the 7900 retails for $4K
>>>>>> USD but with a current offer making it $3K USD. The price in NZ is
>>>>>> +$7700USD+local tax - that is a huge difference.....
>>>>>> john
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Replies: Reply from kcarney1 at (Ken Carney) ([Leica] Tripods > KEN)
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