As Europeans might have noticed already, software is a lot more expensive in Europe compared to the states.
That's why i want to order/buy software in the USA. The problem is that i don't know if it's allowed. Cause other than tax there has to be another reason why software in the usa is so mutch more affordable. Is the software restricted to the place you bought it? Cause even in Europe the price varies between all the countries.
And with allowed i mean, it should be 100% legall to own and use it. If it's not 100% legall i might as well buy the software in Europe and pay the extra fee.
Furthermore someone told me Adobe and Macromedia products are only valid for 1 year after purchase. I can't find that info on theire site, but i can't imagine this is possible. It would cost company's a lot to renew such licences every year. On the other hand virusscanners work that way, but you depend on the updates of those.
So the software registration codes are not limited to the boundries they're sold in? Like Apple and Canon have with hardware? (they offer no support if it's bought in another continent, and since it's hardware it would suck to have no suppor if anything breaks down within the warranty time). I don't need support though, exept for a mail once in a while.
Watch out for adobe. They won't let you register your product if it's bought outside of europe, so you can't access the adobe xchange stuff on the site and you can't upgrade skipping more than 2 versions at a time (you have to phone adobe to unlock the installer, and they refuse to.)
I agree, pricing here in europe is crazy. My 12" powerbook cost the equivilant of $2700, whereas they are only $1599 in the US. Same goes with macromedia software. Flash MX 2004 is the same in £ (£1 = $1.9) as it is in $ in the US. There is *NO REASON* for the prices to be inflated like this. It's just greed.