#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, December 31st, 2013 13:40
#2 By: Brian Ortiz, January 1st, 2014 02:39
It's the same with games sadly
#3 By: Robin Hahn, January 1st, 2014 15:44
And the big question is: why? because they can. I have no respect for proprietary software companies that treat an entire nation so disrespectfully.
I'm a nurse. When I left the US to work here in Oz, my income dropped to a third (at the time, the Aussie dollar was worth .50 US) and though it was worth it from a lifestyle standpoint, it opened my eyes to just how rude American companies are to even countries they consider 'friends'.
#4 By: Rick P., January 1st, 2014 16:25
The Australian Government could certainly do something about the situation if they wanted to.
#5 By: David Martin, January 1st, 2014 22:50
One thing that is consistent for Adobe products. no matter where in the world you purchase them from, is the same (poor) level of tech support.
#6 By: Carl Nel, January 1st, 2014 23:45
Oz is not the only country where prices are high. South African prices are mostly unaffordable and still software companies want to know why their products are pirated! LMAO!
#7 By: Aaron Jessix, January 2nd, 2014 09:20
Good thing torrents exist lol
#8 By: Cesare Beccaria, January 2nd, 2014 11:55
On a related note, while U.S. software companies apparently gouge, U.S. drug companies are a virtual foreign aid agency. The same U.S.-developed prescription drugs that cost a fortune here even with insurance, are sold in other countries for pennies on the dollar. U.S. customers pay for the R&D, while the rest of the world pays manufacturing cost only. U.S. citizens, according to one source, pay $120 Billion a year more than they would if the R&D costs were shared equally by all customers.
#9 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, January 10th, 2014 13:40
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