Elements Village

How to use the forums


Go Back   Elements Village > Editing and Organizing Discussions > Photoshop Elements Editor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 19th, 2007, 09:51 PM
kimi_boo's Avatar
kimi_boo kimi_boo is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Louisiana Swampland
Posts: 5,368
Images: 42
Question CS3 price unfair? Petition?

Is the information here correct? I did not sign. Don't like the idea of putting my information out there but I did wonder if it is true?

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...-software.html

Comments.....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~kimi~

Gone Crazy... Back Soon...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

shoots a Nikon D800.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 20th, 2007, 01:13 AM
hukari's Avatar
hukari hukari is offline
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Italy, but native of Oregon!
Posts: 1,289
CS3 Extended is 1836.94 USD in Germany, 999.00 USD in North America. Both prices are from the Adobe online shop. That's 183% of the USA price, so I guess that is correct.
CS3 is 1457.86 USD in Germany, 649.00 USD in North America. And that is a whopping 224%. That is why I like to buy US for a lot of things. No shipping fees are that expensive!
__________________
Reka

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Equipment: PSE5 and CS3 on XP MCE and XP, Panasonic Lumix FZ7,
Canon PIXMA iP5200R, and FIREFOX (Whatever the latest version is...)


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 20th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Wendy's Avatar
Wendy Wendy is offline
Enlightened Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 47,717
Images: 103
Hi ...

Prices in the UK are just as bad ... and its not a case of special language editions for the UK its just the US editions that we get.

CS3 Extended is £857 ... that is $1718
CS3 is £569 .... that is $1140

... and PSE5 is £69 ... that is $138

Ummm ...

Wendy
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

__________________________
MacPro 2 x 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon, 4Gb Memory, CS3, CS5 Design Premium, CS6 Extended and most versions of Elements
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 20th, 2007, 05:11 AM
Bayla's Avatar
Bayla Bayla is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 6,168
Images: 81
That's why I bought my copy of PSE3 in the States (it helps having a daughter living there!!) I intend to do the same soon for PSE5 especially with there being currently $2 to the £! I really object to paying double for the same thing

Bayla
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 20th, 2007, 05:51 AM
EJB EJB is offline
Casual Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Suffolk England
Posts: 211
Images: 3
I have a real problem with these pricing structures.
A programme I nearly purchased for my wife:-
USD 29.95...Post and packaging to UK USD 63.50. Total USD 93.45!
It's only a CD

I purchased my PSE 5, an OED version, off EBay at less than half the UK price.
__________________
Ted,
A simple answer is worth a thousand pictures
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 20th, 2007, 06:44 AM
msbrad's Avatar
msbrad msbrad is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 4,602
Images: 22
Whoa! That is some incredible pricing!
I'll be sticking to my PSE versions, and continue buying on sale.
m
__________________
Michelle
canon xti, several lenses (want more)
pse 0, 2. 3,4,5,6 7, 8,9, 10 CS5 [took off 3]
PSP x3

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Scrapbook galleries

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old April 20th, 2007, 06:46 AM
robpendragon's Avatar
robpendragon robpendragon is offline
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Flemington NJ
Posts: 912
Images: 5
I read if you are upgrading from CS2 to CS3 it's around $200.00 maybe less, I'll try to find the info
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Rob's new website
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 20th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Panos's Avatar
Panos Panos is offline
Known Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Greece
Posts: 361
Images: 1
The upgrade from CS2 to CS3 extended costs around $800 here. This is a huge difference. The retail price will exceed $2000. They still used to sell CS2 for $1800 by the end of 2006!

The petition followed a discussion at the NAPP forums. I am not sure who is responsible for this terrible price differential. Is it Adobe? Is it the EU? This is what Danielle Libine is asking Adobe to explain. The EU should also give an explanation about this issue.

My opinion: these price differentials do not help in fighting software piracy (which causes turnover loss, job cutouts, etc). I think that Adobe should take this petition seriously into account. 6500 people have already signed it.
__________________
Panos Efstathiadis

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 20th, 2007, 07:15 AM
Cmcburnett's Avatar
Cmcburnett Cmcburnett is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,428
Images: 18
Panos, thanks for the explanation. I will stick with PSE5 for now.
__________________
Charlotte

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

PSE6; Nikon D80; Premiere Elements 4.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 20th, 2007, 07:26 AM
Codebreaker's Avatar
Codebreaker Codebreaker is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Isle of Skye
Posts: 3,565
I take no sides in the price debate but keep in mind a few things...

1. Local Taxes vary. Most US prices are pre-tax, while UK prices included tax.

2. When downloading from Adobes UK Web Site you will be paying Irish VAT rates which I think are at 21% compared with the UK at 17.5%

3. When using a credit card to purchase overseas items you will pay an additional handling charge on foreign currency transactions plus get a lousy exchange rate.

4. Adobe products are often cheaper from the likes of Amazon UK or even some of the 'PC' on line retailers like Ebuyer and Dabs. I cancelled my Adobe direct order for Lightroom when Dabs had it a significantly lower price including delivery.

5. The price is determined by what people will pay for it and enough people will just buy it as advertised.

Colin
__________________
Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints
__________________________________________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lens - Price - WOW Rusty Pixel Hangout 5 November 5th, 2007 08:09 PM
The price of ink Mack Pixel Hangout 1 September 9th, 2007 06:33 AM
Price for PSE 5 randy_nacol2002 Photoshop Elements Editor 4 October 17th, 2006 04:54 PM
PE3 Price JRKROGH Photoshop Elements Editor 0 December 11th, 2004 12:52 AM
Upgrade price bbrazie Photoshop Elements Editor 2 November 14th, 2004 06:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2010, Photo One Media Inc.