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Australian Pricing – Adobe, Apple, Canon and Microsoft

Four companies whose products I use a lot: Adobe; Apple; Canon; and Microsoft.

A simple comparison of prices of products I use. The issue – what is the “Buy in Australia” impost (“tax” if you will) that companies are adding to products here that is driving purchasing by consumers to the grey import option?

Adobe

Product AUS USA Markup
(AUD) (USD) (USD) AUDvUSD USDvUSD
Acrobat X Pro 709.00 752.04 449.00 58% 67%
Photoshop CS5 1168.00 1238.90 699.00 67% 77%
Photoshop Elements 10 145.75 154.60 99.99 46% 55%
Photoshop Lightroom 4 241.00 254.30 149.00 62% 71%

Apple

Product AUS USA Markup
(AUD) (USD) (USD) AUDvUSD USDvUSD
iPad 3 539.00 568.75 499.00 8% 14%
iPod Touch 8GB 219.00 232.29 199.00 11% 17%
13″ MacBook Pro 1399.00 1489.24 1199.00 17% 24%

Canon

Product AUS USA Markup
(AUD) (USD) (USD) AUDvUSD USDvUSD
Canon 5D MkIII 4399.00 4641.82 3499.00 26% 33%

Microsoft

Product AUS USA Markup
(AUD) (USD) (USD) AUDvUSD USDvUSD
Windows 7 Home Premium 299.00 318.29 199.99 50% 59%
Windows 7 Professional 449.00 473.78 299.99 50% 58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 469.00 499.25 319.99 47% 56%

Notes: USA values do not include sales tax (generally applied at city and state level). Software compared are downloads only.

So who are the rip off artists?

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