Aussies paying five times more for software
Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:41 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:59 PM
The price differences internationally are weird, but when put into the context of what other things cost in relation to the USD, they become less offensive.
The UK, for example, pays about twice the USD cost for software. But, their cars cost about a quarter.
The fuel is four times more expensive, but the cars are all very efficient.
Not to rant about the cost of oil or fuel use in the slightest, but the cost of living is about the same, but not for the basics. For the stuff a step above, it's comparable. Basically, if you are poor there, you are poor in the US. If you are middle class, you spend more or less on X but spend more or less on Y, and it balances, frankly.
Picking a single issue and pointing out the price disparity is not really valid; it's true, but it's not a part of the bigger picture. It's not a part of the why behind it.
Still sucks though.
Edit: For clarity, I know I'm pulling figures out of my behind, but that's a bit deliberate. The trends are accurate, just not the figures. And that's more or less my point.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:31 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:35 AM
Ford focus US = $14, 775
Ford focus UK = £12, 495
The models arent exact but the price is about half not quarter. Actually the way that the RHS drive in US is more economical than UK LHS driving as there is less gear changes /brake, acceleration. I prefer driving US style but it doesnt go down to well on UK roads
Yes we pay nearly double for software ave $80 (£40) for a new title.
Uk Fuel is almost at $2.70 a litre.
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