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    How does this work?

    I am considering upgrading my copy of DreamweaverMX 2004 to the latest version...

    On the Adobe shop site the pricing is given as:

    Ship the box to me... £180.95
    Download... £186.34

    So it costs more to download...

    How can that be more expensive than producing all the packaging and shipping it to me?

    Or am I missing something here?

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    I don't get that at all. I had the same thing on amazon the other day: Buy an album for £8 (estimate values here, can''t remember precisely because I didn't buy it!!) and wait three to five days for it to be shipped FOC. Or download immediately for.... £12!!?

    I wondered if they are screwing extra money on the downloads because they assume people who are willing to go for the downloads want it in a hurry....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyiell View Post
    I don't get that at all. I had the same thing on amazon the other day: Buy an album for £8 (estimate values here, can''t remember precisely because I didn't buy it!!) and wait three to five days for it to be shipped FOC. Or download immediately for.... £12!!?

    I wondered if they are screwing extra money on the downloads because they assume people who are willing to go for the downloads want it in a hurry....
    Or buy the album to be delivered, then pirate a copy in the meantime.

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    I read an article about this recently, and the new business model the majority of companies are moving to are higher costs for digital downloads.

    Why: Companies assume people want what they want now, and don't want to wait, so they charge that little bit extra for the privilege. I am impatient and would quite easily pay that extra cost for digital download, and not having to wait for it to arrive.



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