You must already own a version of Premiere Elements, not Photoshop Elements, to use the upgrade version. Look around, perhaps Amazon, and you will find better pricing for it than direct from Adobe.
thank you for replying, I eventually figured out how to chat with adobe and was able to make the correct purchase. thanks again!
You already have you information direct from Adobe Chat. But just curious about the outcome. See following Adobe information
Did Adobe give you a purchase price of reg. $99.99 or "upgrade pricing" $79.99 with stand up pricing confirmation?
As aside information...
Upgrade in the Premiere Elements world means a price break if you already own an earlier version and you purchase from Adobe direct. Upgrade is not in the sense of what it used to be for Premiere Pro products. Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 are standalone products that each come with an Elements Organizer 12. When both Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 are on the same computer, they share the same Elements Organizer 12 catalog.
If you already have purchased Photoshop Elements 12, then you do not want to purchase the combo of Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12. You want the Premiere Elements 12 standalone. But, you do not want to pay the full price which is higher than the Adobe "upgrade" price. At this time, Premiere Elements 12 can be purchased elsewhere at a price less than Adobe's "upgrade" price.
Some side notes about purchasing standalone or combo.
Adobe will sell you Photoshop Elements 12 and/or Premiere Elements 12 as online download with purchased serial number. The download will be specific to the Windows or Mac computer to which it is being downloaded. So, if the download is to Windows, you will not be able to use those installation files on a Mac computer if you also have a Mac computer. But, if you purchased the boxed packaging of the product from an authorized reseller, you get installation discs, one for Windows and one for Mac.
Please review and consider.
They did charge me the 99.99 price for just the premiere elements 12 thank you for all the info!!!
Thanks for the follow up information which will be very helpful to those who find themselves in a similar situation.
Please consider your options.