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« on: May 17, 2013, 03:14:00 AM »
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Just a thought...

With the introduction of digital technologies, Photography is perhaps the most "democratized medium" of all. Everyone has access to a pretty good camera for relatively little money, and access to superb processing tools. I can see a lot of benefits in cloud computing and the model Adobe is implementing for both, manufacturer and customer.

What I do not understand, and please, i am not cynical or stirring shit here, I really do not get it, is the pricing difference between the US and Europe when it comes to CC.

Profits made by CC are booked where? Get my drift? I don't know that, but I am sure you get the drift.

So if the special offer for single app in the US sells for USD 9,99 and in Europe for Euro 12,29 I wonder.

From my "clouded" memory, in former times the reasoning was different costs for shipping, boxing, general overhead cost structures etc., but now with the introduction of CC I would think this no longer applies. Wrong? Perhaps, I don't know.

What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:19:51 AM »
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Quite obvious:  Adobe thinks we Europeans are just too stooopid to notice their ripoff    Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 03:24:52 AM »
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Quite obvious:  Adobe thinks we Europeans are just too stooopid to notice their ripoff    Shocked

I don't think so.

I did not post this question to invite a plethora of cynical comments, but to look for some reasonable opinions or ideally informed explanation.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 03:33:35 AM »
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See this thread...

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=78406.0

And this Adobe forum...

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/996866
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 03:38:34 AM »
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For some markets you'd also have to factor in translation costs, but it's clearly just a matter of charging what each market will bear. I'd just ask if Adobe are any worse than other big corporations? Japanese-manufactured cameras cost more in Europe than in the US, for example.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 03:56:02 AM »
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Just some additional Info with views from March 19th:

From The Street:

Adobe Systems shares surged in after-hour-trading as the software maker posted quarterly sales and profits that beat forecasts.

Shares of Adobe in extended-hours trading were gaining 6.09% to $43.23 according to Nasdaq.com. The closed the regular session down 0.75% to $40.75. The company ended the first-quarter with 479,000 paid Creative Cloud members, an increase of 153,000 year-over-year.

From Market Watch:

Adobe Systems -1.13%  Fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 65% as the software company's operating expenses jumped and margins weakened, though subscriptions for creative services continued to grow.

Shares jumped 6.7% to $43.48 after hours as adjusted earnings topped the company's expectations. The stock is up 18% over the past 12 months. For the quarter ended March 1, Adobe reported a profit of $65.1 million, or 13 cents a share, down from $185.2 million, or 37 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding stock-based compensation, amortization and other items, per-share earnings declined to 35 cents from 57 cents. Revenue slid 3.6% to about $1.01 billion.

In December, Adobe projected earnings between 26 cents and 32 cents on revenue between $950 million to $1 billion. Operating margin narrowed to 9.7% from 27.6% as operating expenses climbed 16%.

Product sales, still the bulk of Adobe's revenue, decreased 16% while subscription revenue jumped 53%. Revenue from services and support was up 19%.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 03:57:37 AM »
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Thanks Bill
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
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For some markets you'd also have to factor in translation costs, but it's clearly just a matter of charging what each market will bear. I'd just ask if Adobe are any worse than other big corporations? Japanese-manufactured cameras cost more in Europe than in the US, for example.

John

Yes for Canon much higher, but not for Nikon and Sony only slightly higher prices in EU than in US.
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