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Adobe is already cutting prices in Australia

Earlier this week the Australian Parliament issued a summons for Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft to appear before Parliament in a pricing inquiry. The problem the Australian Parliament has is that Australians were discovered to pay as much as 60% more for many technology items compared to other parts the world.

Officials wanted to directly question Adobe and other companies to find out specifically why prices were so much higher in Australia. Ahead of that official summons, software giant Adobe has cut prices on some of its products for Australian customers. Adobe has promised to cut the price of its Creative Cloud suite so local buyer shall pay the same price as consumers in the U.S.

Previously, Adobe's monthly annual subscription rate for Creative Cloud was AU$62.99 per month in Australia. Australian users will now pay AU$49.99 each month. Access to individual titles in the software suite will cost AU$19.99 monthly.

“As Adobe continues to attract membership to its cloud offerings, it is evolving its product offering to provide increased value to subscribers, including new pricing for customers in Australia and New Zealand,” the company said in a statement.

Public hearings for Adobe and other major technology firms will commence in Canberra, Australia on March 22. 

Source: AFR



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RE: Overpriced
By Kaldor on 2/12/2013 1:53:23 PM , Rating: 2
We use Creative Cloud at work. 4 accounts covers our needs very well and compared to buying 4 full licensed copies of CS, Creative Cloud is a great deal. There simply is not a better program than CS to do some things.

Autodesk is the same. Who else you going to use? I maintain 20 licenses on a subscription basis at a pretty high price per year. Yes its pricey, but what can you do? Switch to Sketchup?

Both are pricey, but are necessary for doing many things in a business environment.


RE: Overpriced
By Proposer88 on 2/13/2013 2:22:36 AM , Rating: 3
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Autodesk is the same. Who else you going to use? I maintain 20 licenses on a subscription basis at a pretty high price per year. Yes its pricey, but what can you do? Switch to Sketchup?

I gather that you've never heard of BricsCAD?
Let me tell you, the recently released BricsCAD V13 is sweeet. I'd venture to say that it can perfectly replace AutoCAD for about 95% of AutoCAD users. And when I say "perfectly", I mean without any training whatsoever. Besides, BricsCAD costs $500 vs $4000+ of AutoCAD. If you're in the 5% of AutoCAD users that absolutely NEED AutoCAD, fine. But otherwise, I don't see why anyone should be paying 8+ times more for a few features that they never use.


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