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Can I buy Illustrator from USA and use it in Europe?

Apr 23, 2012 3:04 PM

In europe. Adobe products costs like 2 times than they do at USA

 

so my question is if i order illustrator from USA can i use it in Europe? 

 

 

Example. Can i when it will become availeable buy Illustrator CS6 directly from Adobe website. Pay 599USD and use it in europe? without worrying any stupid legal issues just because I bought it from another continent

 

 

thanks

 
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:56 PM   in reply to punktiir

    Well you are not supposed I wonder about support and activation? What would you give as your address when logging into your Adobe account?

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 4:15 PM   in reply to punktiir

    This happens with every new release. Realize we're all just users like you. We have no control over Adobe pricing or policy.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 4:19 PM   in reply to punktiir

    Hmm estonia adn I guess if you are on a windows based box why not if it works for you.

     

    No one here is going to make any money no matter what you do.

     

    Itt may not matter to you about support but I am thinking the difference in the cost is that Adobe has to maintain a support prograam for estonia, that has to cost money.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 8:30 PM   in reply to punktiir

    I don't entirely disagree with you. I think it it is a bit unfair I understand thay might have to rais the fee because of the cost of bring the apps and the support to meet the needs of your location but I foten wonder if they go a bit far or if they reduce the cost they would get so many more users in those locaation that the cost of suupport would be covered even with t he reduce price.

     

    I have already made the argument to this effect but I think with subscription they might be able to eventually make the price more equitable but someone has to come up with an idea of how to do so.

     
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:12 AM   in reply to punktiir

    At the risk of getting off topic, I wanted to remind you of the benefits of the Eurozone tax structure (VAT). In the USA we have a screwed-up health care system, no government paid vacation, no paid retirement, no paid college education, etc. How about you?

     
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:50 AM   in reply to Luke Jennings

    Luke that is true but the price on the Adobe wensite does not include the VAT the same as it does not include sales tax here.

     

    The cost of doing business in Europe and else other than the States is higher and download or not there is probably a tariff because the product is from the U.S. Company.

     
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    Apr 24, 2012 12:53 PM   in reply to punktiir

    To go back to your original question, the U.S. Adobe store won't let you order a product from Europe, but you can take a trip to the U.S. and buy it there.  The trip will be financed by the money you save on the software.  The downside is, if you ever want to upgrade your software to a newer version, your U.S. product serial number will only upgrade to a U.S. version (at least that is what someone in the Photoshop forum reported), so you have to keep taking trips to the U.S. every time you want to upgrade. 

     

    You can buy software from other vendors, and it is only illegal if you buy a pirated copy.  If you buy from Amazon.com direct, you will get legitimate software, but they won't ship Photoshop to Europe.  If you buy from the Amazon marketplace or eBay you are taking a risk because you can't count on legitimate software from an unauthorized re-seller.

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 4:07 AM   in reply to punktiir

    To my knowledge, if you have a Creative Suite, you can only upgrade to another Suite, not an individual program. If you want to upgrade to Photoshop Extended CS6 for example, you need to have a previous stand-alone version of Photoshop or Photoshop extended. You can check the upgrade eligilibity on your local Adobe Store.

     
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