Photographers in the UK are calling for a Europe-wide boycott of Adobe Creative Suite 3 because of what they call as unfair pricing. They say a CS3 upgrade costs $199 in the U.S. and Canada while the same is being offered at $319 in the UK.
The petition urges Adobe to revise â€œtheir pricing for Europe and apply fair pricing for European countries.â€ Otherwise, â€œwe request a valid explanation of why Adobe sells their products 190% of the US price to its European customers,â€ the petition said. A detailed comparison of CS3 prices has been posted here.
Adobe responded by saying that indeed pricing is higher in Europe on many goods, not just software. â€œThe costs of doing business in European markets are significantly higher per unit of revenue than in the US,â€ Adobe said.