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  Reply # 849457 5-Jul-2013 03:53
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Technet prices are nowhere near as hideous as MSDN prices, with a markup so massive that flying Air New Zealand return (~$2500 NZD) to Los Angeles and buying VS Ultimate with MSDN retail at ~$13000 USD is cheaper than buying retail in NZ ($26000 NZD)

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  Reply # 849503 5-Jul-2013 09:06
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loceff13: Technet NZ prices were pretty damn jacked up anyway, could import from amazon $300+ cheaper and ~$80 cheaper for renewals. Then you had crap like they didn't even have a working creditcard payment gateway for most of one year for NZ customers and it had to be done over the phone.


NZ$209 isn't a bad price for the renewal, it's all I've paid the last 2 years.

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  Reply # 849669 5-Jul-2013 12:37
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Kyanar: Technet prices are nowhere near as hideous as MSDN prices, with a markup so massive that flying Air New Zealand return (~$2500 NZD) to Los Angeles and buying VS Ultimate with MSDN retail at ~$13000 USD is cheaper than buying retail in NZ ($26000 NZD)


Funny... thats how australians buy adobe products also. They can save a few dollars by flying to LA, buying the product there at retail and then flying home.




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  Reply # 849688 5-Jul-2013 12:56
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That now Adobe products are all delivered as downloads, Australians will have to fly to LAX to have a coffee at Starbucks while downloading the software to install... And no Australian credit cards accepted online.





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  Reply # 849735 5-Jul-2013 14:15
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Regional pricing for digital goods is insane/lame and deserves to be bypassed.

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  Reply # 862490 20-Jul-2013 09:57
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Some further coverage here from Ed Bott: http://www.zdnet.com/enterprise-fanboys-push-back-on-technet-subscription-shutdown-7000018319/

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