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  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 12:17 PM

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    Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

    Hi,

    I'm thinking about upgrading my XPressPro Licence to a MC Licence. But I don't understand, why we in europe have to pay the double Price for the upgrade?

    In US: 498 $

    In Europe: 500 € = 780 $


    If that is the new user strategy I will sell my licence and stick with FCP. Hell - Avid knows nothing about user care! Nothing learned - nothing solved!




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  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 2:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

    When was the last time you checked the store? We did have a problem with the way the calculator displayed the price but that was fixed last week.


    See the FAQ at the Top of the General Discussions forum. I listed there what the price was SUPPOSED to be. Does that match what you are seeing?

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  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 3:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

    I'm not moaning but just to put it forward.....

    The Avid Store for the UK still shows 365 pounds which taken at the exchange rate of approximately 2 US Dollars to 1 British pounds means it is more expensive.

    US$ 495 = 247.50 British Pounds.

    Not the same proportions like Adobe's pricing policy for the EU, but it's becoming a trend it seems.


  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 3:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

    You are right - The update is now available for 536€ - that is 836$.

    Double Price of the US Update.


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  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 3:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

     Hi,

    Others have noticed this, too, and Marianna is checking into what the story is.  Take a look here.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Wed, Mar 26 2008 5:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Why do europeans have to pay the double price?????

    Status per today, in EUR

    Country           Full MC     Upgrade             Remarks
    France             2811          539                     Help says VAT included     (19.6%)
    Germany         2797          536                     Help says VAT included     (19%)
                                                                             Upgrade is "hidden" on the upgrade subpage           
    Luxemburg     2350          450                     Help says VAT excluded  
    Belgium           2844          545                     Help says VAT included     (21%)
    Netherl             2797          536                     Help says: inclusive of VAT  (19%)
    UK                     2376 *       463 *                  Help says VAT included (!)  (17.5%)
                                                                              which I believe to be an error.

    *= calculated into EUR with today's xe.com exchange rate.

    That suggests that one would be better off ordering in the UK then elsewhere in Europe, with an 18% price difference (2022 / 394 versus 2350 / 450). Everything in EUR.

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