Flying to USA and buy Adobe CS6 is cheaper than buying it in Australia

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Madness.
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Who cares, do people really bother to make such news and calculate how much it would cost? If it's so expensive, just download it.
Some people actually think the thousands of hours people put into developing the software is worth something and those people should be compensated for their work. Those people are so silly though, I mean why should they get paid? All they do is offer the best image software in the industry.
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The issue isn't that the developers shouldn't be paid for their work, it's the fact that they charge considerably more in different countries for the exact same item. If the situation were reversed, in that it were significantly cheaper here, can you imagine the stink that would erupt? It's called profiteering, and until now they have done it because they believed that they could get away with it, hiding behind excuses like exchange rates etc. In Australian dollars, software should actually be less than US dollars because the Australian dollar is worth more.
So because some exec in the company made the decision to rip off Australian customers, everyone should go pirate the software instead of doing exactly what they did here; making a fuss/news about it? Because that's what makaveli316 thinks. I disagree. I think it's pretty easy to overturn their position by creating negative press.
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software should actually be less than US dollars because the Australian dollar is worth more.
When the hell did that happen?! I remember a couple of years ago the Oz$ was pissweak... How times change!
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3439,90 € in here... So its about 4395,45 USD 500-600€ flights to NY and back =)
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I think your in denial, yes people do deserve to paid for their work but why should other countries have to pay more for software than another country. Exchange rates should not apply to software especially if its the downloadable version, its just data passing over a network, theres no transport and shipping costs involved.
In neither one of my posts did I say that other countries should have to pay more for software.
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Lol, just fly to Indonesia, it's only around $1500 here and Indonesia is just 2-3 hours flight from Australia. I use mspaint and Paint.NET for occasional image editing. I can't afford Photoshop, do not need it, and do not know how to use its fancy tools. BTW, I'm pretty sure 99% of photoshop installed in computers here are pirated. It's only $4 in pirated software stores. Yes, there are plenty of those stores here http://www.poskotanews.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Razia-Sofware.jpg
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Sounds like someone could step in and make some cash with a competing program in those areas. On the other hand, this is software... not air, you can live without it.
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Thank u harkinsteven.... Just downloaded photoshop and now installing premiere 2.0.. Works with Win8 =)
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Sounds like a money grabbing jackass to me. How can a nearly $5k piece of software be great value?
It's priced at such a level because it is a software suite for professional designers, artists, etc. Those are very lucrative professions if you are any good and if you look at the software market, software suites aimed at professionals are rarely ever cheap, especially ones as complicated and powerful as Adobe's Creative Suite. My father spent the last 40 years as a graphic designer and when making the transition to computers in the late 80's, many programs that were industry standard also were priced in a similar fashion. Quarkexpress 6 for example cost $1100 back in 2003. IMO the software suites of today like Adobe CS are a much better value than how things were 10 or more years ago. Especially for businesses who bought copies in the past and pay the much more agreeable price for upgrades. Nowdays adobe is looking into a $49/month subscription to the entire creative suite which includes free updates and upgrades to future versions. Not bad if you don't have the big chunk of cash to make the initial purchase, and even better since you don't need to throw down a bunch more for new features.
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In neither one of my posts did I say that other countries should have to pay more for software.
so if your business needs it how else do you expect people to get it? also after watching that CEO spout nonsense I am reminded why I don't care if people pirate major corporations works.
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And just when I didn't think Adobe could get any more pathetic.... Adobe CEO: "We think ripping off Australian's is the best offering for customers." Interviewer: How do you justify the $1400 difference between the US and Australian prices?" Adobe CEO: "We think it's a great value..." Am I the only one that heard that? Why is Adobe still in business? Think it's time for the Australian Gov't to step in and demand (force) fair prices....
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so if your business needs it how else do you expect people to get it? also after watching that CEO spout nonsense I am reminded why I don't care if people pirate major corporations works.
I don't know, maybe one of the thousands of other competing products that sell for much cheaper? Maybe finding a business that doesn't require software with such a huge price of entry? Maybe a business such as building image editing software and selling it at a vastly lower price? And yeah the CEO is a dick, don't make pirating software justifiable, just make hims a dick. Honestly I don't care if people pirate, but when someone says "oh why even bother to go through normal channels of bringing the price down, just pirate it" I begin to feel like the pirates are just as greedy as the dick CEO.
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Wait till you see the Hardware side of things here in Australia. Company says if consumers are willing to pay those prices then its going to be at those prices.
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So they get the same treatment Canada gets on everything else including food? Interesting.
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This is totally BS.......is like when they justify XXX game do not come out in PC bc the PC´s version will be pirated and we all know the console´s version is out in the wild like 1 or 2 weeks before the release day (FE: Crysis 3) and you dont even have to crack it, just download it and burn in.