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post #51 of 82
Where I live adobe suits can cost up to almost 3 times what they cost in the US.
There is absolutely no reason for this as the local site is bare empty and just redirect you to the US site on important things.
Adobe doesn't care as long as they get their money.

I know that most designers and businesses use a US address in order to buy and activate the adobe US suits and clouds in order to pay significantly less.

And people question why adobe, microsoft and other software is being pirated. What do they expect?
A starting designer will just not have the money to buy adobe suit, let alone pay for it outside the US for so much more.

I understand they want to earn as much as they can, but sometimes its just freakin ridiculous.
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post #52 of 82
Not as extreme as you guys, but we have the same problem here in Canada. People who live near the border just drive into USA and shop there. The manufacture can do this and there really isn't anything we can do about it.
post #53 of 82
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post

Living expenses in the states is A LOT less then in Australia. As Vengeance47 pointed out, Americans have a lot more expendable income then Australians due to living expenses such as food, electricity, petrol, housing and taxes.

That depends highly HIGHLY on where you live.
post #54 of 82
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Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post

Supply and demand.

...and what exactly would be the production limitations to the supply of digital goods?
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post #55 of 82
Apart from my school, I do not know a single person who has bought the adobe suite.
I speak with my wallet, i have a brother who is studying in the states, once or twice a year when he comes home he brings my a suitcase filled with stuff I had ordered. It is almost literally half price.
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post #56 of 82
Where I live, we've been paying the same amount (or more) in euros as it is sold for in dollars in the US, despite the fact that the euro is worth 25% more than the dollar...

It's the benefit of being the world's leading IT country.
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post #57 of 82
Well this is about tech but what's the actual impact on consumers is everything more expensive in Australia or do you get away cheaper with some things? Like housing, Cars. Medicine and what not.
 
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post #58 of 82
everthing is expensive here and getting higher because apparently we can afford it :/ last decade its just got crazy. think it should be the oppisite. digital downloads one of the strongest dollars in the world...
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We have health care, don't get driven from hospital to hospital in an ambulance if we don't have private...?
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post #60 of 82
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We have health care, don't get driven from hospital to hospital in an ambulance if we don't have private...?

Our healthcare system is nice, but really it doesn't by itself pay for the price hike on everything else.
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