Adobe Acrobat From The United Kingdom

by magwoi
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Just tried to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro from their website but noticed that they charge £511 ($843) for it if you are in Britain as compared to £272 ($499) which they charge for US residents.

I have noticed that on Amazon.co.uk, there are sellers who are selling the new software for from £169, through £250 and £300.

Should I trust these sellers from Amazon? The price discrepancy just seems too incredible.

Mag
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingdom_Mines
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    • Profile picture of the author magwoi
      Originally Posted by Kingdom_Mines View Post

      You are talking about exchange difference

      In thailand a beer costs 40 baht, in the UK, its 4 pounds

      Same products, same price but because of exchange rates the price is different

      Ricky
      I am quite aware of currency differencies. The price difference with Adobe products though is not an Xchange rate issue, that is why I converted the prices to Sterling to illustrate that point.

      There is a $400 difference in the price of the Adobe Pro product between the UK and USA.

      Adobe charge the differenct prices because they say it relates to the preceived value of a product in different countries and to the differing costs of doing business in different countries.

      It is not a currency or purchasing power parity issue.

      Mag
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          Originally Posted by Kingdom_Mines View Post

          And you believe them, what is so special about british needs that americans don't have, Can the britsh version cook your dinner when you come home from work?

          Ricky
          I beleive you're talking about the Wife version?
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          • Profile picture of the author Sean Kelly
            Its simple.. Europeans have to pay tax on internet goods.

            Disclaimer: I'm not a tax expert therefore do not take the following comment as advice.

            The reason we (Europeans) usually don't pay tax on goods we buy from the USA is because there are no systems in place to enforce it. Large corporations such as Adobe and Amazon do play by the rules though and will charge you the taxes as required by european law.

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            • Profile picture of the author magwoi
              Originally Posted by Sean Kelly View Post

              Its simple.. Europeans have to pay tax on internet goods.

              Disclaimer: I'm not a tax expert therefore do not take the following comment as advice.

              The reason we (Europeans) usually don't pay tax on goods we buy from the USA is because there are no systems in place to enforce it. Large corporations such as Adobe and Amazon do play by the rules though and will charge you the taxes as required by european law.

              Sean
              TAX explains about 17.5% of the discrepancy. I do not know, but I believe that there is also a sales tax added if you buy from within certain states in the USA. I tried buying using a MI address and the price increased by about $26.

              The price excluding tax in the UK is £445. As you can see there is still a £173 ($285) price difference between the UK and USA prices.

              It's also not the shipping costs as the product can be downloaded online.

              Mag
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      • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
        Originally Posted by magwoi View Post


        There is a $400 difference in the price of the Adobe Pro product between the UK and USA.

        Adobe charge the differenct prices because they say it relates to the preceived value of a product in different countries and to the differing costs of doing business in different countries.

        It is not a currency or purchasing power parity issue.

        Mag
        Your quite correct iti s not anything at all to with a currency it is to do with what Adobe feel they can get away with end of!

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  • Profile picture of the author gyar29
    Mag,

    I purchased Adobe Acrobat Pro 7, I think that was the version may have been an earlier one, through Ebay and then used it to upgrade to the current version.

    Point is that purchasing it through Amazon, Ebay, whatever is a pretty safe bet.

    Gene
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalboyz
    may b u can check out the feedback from the customer before u make the transaction.but i think should be not much problem from amazon.
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    • Profile picture of the author magwoi
      Originally Posted by Andrew Wilkes View Post

      So Mag, did you find that my suggestion saved you some money?
      Yes it probably will. Thanks for the tip.

      Mag
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