Filed under: adobe, apple, microsoft, rant, Rip off Britain, software, uk, warcraft, wow
Jon and I were lighting our cigars with £50 notes the other day when he cared to mention the cost of new fangled computer software. I took a sip of my champers from the crystal champagne flute, and mused on the idea as Jon continued. “We British types pay up to £750 more for Adobe’s latest wizzer drawing suite than our American chums across the pond”, he chirped.
“Crivens!” I exclaimed, and challenged him on his accusation.
Ok, so I’ve never had a £50 note and considering both Jon & I are from an old cotton town in Lancashire, I doubt either of us has ever said “Crivens!” and we definatly don’t drink champagne from crystal flutes, they’re Sterling Silver.
He’s right about Adobe’s CS3 Premier though, on Adobe’s site, the US version is listed as $1799, yet on the same site it’s listed as being £1655.58. At current exchange rates, the US version is £904.98, that’s a difference of £750.60!! Why on earth is it so much more expensive in the UK? This is for the download version too, not the boxed retail version.