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Problem is you don't pay for shipping on a digital product.
Yeah thats the issue.. thumb.gif
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I admittedly have not read the entire thread and only skimmed the first 30 posts or so, but has anyone mentioned or asked that perhaps the shipping/transportation of getting product to Australia is more costly than the large shipments dropped in the US/EU as those economies are dominantly larger?


I'm only throwing it out there because I can't really see any other avenue of response for that kind of inquiry from the Australian Parliament.

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This isn't just physical products, this is digital download products too. Here's two screen grabs of Adobe CS6 Master Collection, first is on Adobe's Australian web store, second is on the US one. Coming from the exact same server, yet nearly double the price:

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Can anyone here provide a link showing where digital content is more based on location?

I just don't see it happening.

I definitely understand stores that are based in a certain location like PC Case Gear in Australia, and local brick stores.
Basically anything physical being sold.

Of course you could buy from other countries and have it shipped globally but that is expensive too.

I personally think that stock prices (price before taxes / shipping) should be the same globally.
digital content is more here someone posted it before for photo editing software

Just confirmed this.

http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayStoreSelector&keyword=master_collection_try

Download Delivery
United States (USD): 2600 no taxes (525 upgrade no taxes).
Australia (AUD): 4,000 before taxes (800 upgrade before taxes).
Australia (USD): 4,084 before taxes (817 upgrade before taxes).

That's a price difference of 1,448 / 292 USD before taxes for nothing more than not being American.

If I was Australian I would be pissed.

Heck I'm not and this still angers me.

Looks like fraud to me. Charging more for same product to different nationals.

What happens if an Australian downloads from the United States option?
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 3/1/13 at 11:19am
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Just confirmed this.

http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayStoreSelector&keyword=master_collection_try

Download Delivery
United States (USD): 2600 no taxes (525 upgrade no taxes).
Australia (AUD): 4,000 before taxes (800 upgrade before taxes).
Australia (USD): 4,084 before taxes (817 upgrade before taxes).

That's a price difference of 1,448 / 292 USD before taxes for nothing more than not being American.

If I was Australian I would be pissed.

Heck I'm not and this still angers me.

Looks like fraud to me. Charging more for same product to different nationals.

What happens if an Australian downloads from the United States option?

VPN time, it seems.
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Price difference for digital downloads or game codes etc should not be different. I have been playing EVE online for ages, where the same game code was sold in Euros much more than it was in $. Same company, same site, same game server for activating it.

That said, I can see why certain areas have higher overhead stocking and selling small volumes of hardware and other physical goods vs. say newegg or amazon who are the largest dealers of those same commodities. Its like the corner carpenter store competing with IKEA - simply cannot happen.

Personally I think the price differences for the RAM sticks posted on the OP are fine...
The software differences are a steal. Paying a bit more for localized content/physical books etc, would be one thing. 1000+ USD for thin air is BS.
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"Shut up and take my money!"

If shoppers didn't act like this... the market itself would lower prices. It is nice to see a federal inquiry taking place but at the end of the day, the Australian government is not going to set pricing for the companies.
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The market doesn't need to lower its prices because it knows Australians have little to no choice. The government needs to step in and force these companies to stop price gouging us.
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The market doesn't need to lower its prices because it knows Australians have little to no choice. The government needs to step in and force these companies to stop price gouging us.

That's what they are doing, While americans throughout the thread are trying to justify we should pay more because we earn more
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Anyone else looking at other peoples rigs from australia and thinking he paid about $500 more for that rig than what I could have gotten it for. lol.
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I order most of my parts from Pc Case Gear, there pricing is around $30 more than it would be on new egg... But yeah over time it dose add up frown.gif
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Ouch that's pretty bad. We're on a 500GB plan w/ 100Mbps down and 2Mbps up, and we only pay $130.


Thats steep, TransACT are offering 100 Mb/s down/ 40Mb/s up on a 1 TB cap for $99 AU per month and that is the NBN. Also no installation fee either on 24 month contract.
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