ABM Barry: I have just watched: Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen repeatedly dodging a question directly asked about Adobe's huge price discrepancies for software in Australia compared to other parts of the world. The person on the video asking the question repeatedly asks why Australians are charged as much is AU$1400 more for traditional software delivered over the internet than people in the United States."
This is one Gutter Snake of a CEO by any description.
I have no doubt that the use of the two words: "Don't Expect" to increase the price is their legal out.
If this disgusting creature is the CEO of Adobe, I can now well imagine the profile of his staff that he would chose.
..... They would think Ethics is a small town in England!
Do what I did; ... Have a look at the short video and then tell us you feel all warm and fuzzy towards Adobe and see cohesive and wonderful future!
He is the sort of human being I simply detest.
Just watched the video, the guy should be a politician. Totally avoided the question.
zorro4: If they really insist on renting, Adobe should at least use a rent-to-buy scheme, rent at $9.99 per month, after a minimum of two years the customer can keep the last versions he has forever if he decides to close the subscription.
Excellent idea zorro4, I welcome Adobe's new offer. The cost is reasonable for me assuming they don't sting me on the $ to £ rate as per the original offer. My only concern is being "locked out" should I need (or have to) cancel my subscription. A minimum two years subscription should give the customer some rights to continue the use of the software even if it's crippled in some ways ie. remove ability to edit or change an image but leave the ability to view, export, or "save as". This would remove some of the fear of being "locked out" and give me confidence about options to migrate to alternative software in the future.
Thanks for posting, just what I need on a Monday morning to lift my day. Good photography should be about emotion, this post me smile and lighten my mood. Please post more like this.
In the unlikely event that Adobe might actually be monitoring some feedback I'll add mine.
I have no intention of buying CC ;-Too expensive for me over the longer term & who knows what will happen in year 2 onwards.Adobe's £ to $ rate discriminates against UK users.
Adobe, time to rethink and listen to you customers.As an amateur I'll stay on PS CS6 and in time move to an alternate product.CC is too expensive for me even at $ prices, convert to £ and it becomes totally unaffordable. Strong arm tactics like this are the best way to alienate your customers and lose long term customer loyalty
CC gets more costly if you live outside of the US
Single app $19.99 or if in UK £17.58 a month.Existing CS customers $29.99 or £27.34 if in the UK.
Tourist rate today is £1 = $1.51
How can Adobe justify the differential?
I guess my legitimate PS CS6 will be my last PS version. As am amateur I cannot justify this price hike. Please Adobe rethink.
philbb: I recently bought a copy of CS6 with a view to skip the next version but consider future version's depending on what features are offered. I'm not a professional and I can't afford or justify constant upgrade's.
Disappointed in Adobe's approach. CC is likely to be too expensive for me. Whilst this is not an immediate problem for me I hope Adobe listens to the negative feedback and restores customer choice.
If not I'll be forced to look elsewhere for my software in the future.
I just checked the pricing,Single app $19.99 or if in UK £17.58 a month.Existing CS customers $29.99 or £27.34 if in the UK.
The price differential between the US / UK is massive !!!!
I've done the maths, for my requirements it doesn't work for me.
You forgot to mention the discrepancy on US v UK (and I suspect other countries)
£1 = $1.51 is todays tourist rate. I think Adobe have done their maths and worked out how to lose a customer base.
I recently bought a copy of CS6 with a view to skip the next version but consider future version's depending on what features are offered. I'm not a professional and I can't afford or justify constant upgrade's.