Photoshop Elements sale: $59 Aug 28 only

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I received an advert via e-mail that Elements 10 is $40 off.

    Code is: ELEMENTSDEAL (online or call center).

    US and Canada (except Quebec for reasons that escape me).

    Sorry this is so late - just opened my mail;
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 29, 2012
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  2. Alan Browne

    BobF Guest

    That's nuthin!

    I got an offer for CS 6 for $300!

    I already have elements 10 - don't like it...

    Thinking of going for CS6... (need to trade in E10 for the deal.)

    Good till Sept I think...
     
    BobF, Aug 29, 2012
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  3. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's a good deal if you need CS6. I have CS5 and no complaints.

    I think you'll like Bridge which is included.

    What don't you like about E10?
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 29, 2012
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  4. Alan Browne

    PeterN Guest

    I saw a notice that said the deal expires at midnight tonight. Check the
    Adobe website, or Hunt's photo.
     
    PeterN, Aug 29, 2012
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  5. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    CS6 upgrade is $199, but I didn't know there was an upgrade path from PSE-10.
    < http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/buying-guide-upgrades.html >

    Those with CS3 or CS4 should note some of the limitations and time
    constraints, if they are contemplating upgrading.

    However, if you have that particular offer which involves a trade-in
    deal on PSE-10 for $300 I would jump on it as soon as you can. That is
    one Hell of a deal!
     
    Savageduck, Aug 29, 2012
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  6. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    BTW: Yesterday when I was digging around for my "MS Office X" disc, I
    found more of my Adobe ownership history than I remembered.
    The first was Adobe PhotoDeluxe version 1.0 ( a forerunner of PSE)
    which was bundled with my first Mac, a 6400, and an OEM version of PS
    5.0 which was bundled with a scanner. I had forgotten that I had either
    of those.

    Since then I have gone through PS 7, CS, & upgrades to CS3, CS4, & CS5,
    LR Beta 1&2, LR, upgrades to LR2 & LR4. So I have made my contribution
    to Adobe's coffers.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 29, 2012
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  7. Alan Browne

    Bob S Guest

    $61 at Amazon. Free shipping.
     
    Bob S, Aug 29, 2012
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  8. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    $70 at amazon.ca. Plus tax would be close to $80.

    But now the sale is over so Amazon is the better deal.

    I'd take the $59 download any day. Saves energy, pollutes less and uses
    less material too.

    I haven't bought boxed software since MS Office 2008 for Mac for my
    son's laptop.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 29, 2012
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  9. Alan Browne

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Here, in New Zealand, I have to pay over $1000. :-(
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 29, 2012
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  10. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    US$ ?????
    If so why?
     
    Savageduck, Aug 29, 2012
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  11. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Standard Photoshop CS6 is US$699 = NZ$ 870.95
    Photoshop CS6 Extended is US$999 = NZ$ 1,244.75

    ....and I know I have no need for CS6 Ext. I can't imagine that you would.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 29, 2012
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  12. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Free, and after making the comparison with PS, it still sits unused on
    my computer.
    GIMP does a reasonable job for those who deny the functionality of
    CS5/6, or those who insist of "free". You do get what you pay for.
    After making the basic comparison and saying that they are both capable
    of editing and adjusting image files, there is no contest. CS3/4/5/6
    are all far superior to GIMP.

    ....but GIMP is "free".
     
    Savageduck, Aug 30, 2012
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  13. Alan Browne

    tony cooper Guest

    NZD $1,000 = USD $801.34.

    That's rather meaningless, though, without considering something like
    how many hours a New Zealander would have to work at minimum wage to
    earn NZD $1,000 compared to how many hours an American would have to
    work at minimum wage to earn USD $801.

    The minimum wage aspect is useful only to establish some means of
    comparing earning power and cost of product.

    Obviously, minimum wage earners are not the prime buyers of Photoshop.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 30, 2012
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  14. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    I think there might be NZ customs and import duty to be considered.
    However one would think there would be local distributers who could
    import at wholesale from the US, to sell with a lower retail penalty
    for the NZ purchaser.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 30, 2012
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  15. Alan Browne

    BobF Guest

    I was studying CS5 for quite a while, and learned quite a bit about editing
    using LAB mode and all the other fancy bits, so now when I go to use E9 or E10
    (I have both of those) I find I can't do what I want. For example, instead of an
    Fx menu for layer styles, there are just a few icons to pick for factory set
    bevels and shadows and things... far less control than I'd like! Actually, no
    control, just pick something... it's software for neophytes and there p&s
    cameras, not really serious stuff. I'm finally starting to take some decent
    photos and enhance them with ACR and CS and want to go farther!

    I've been using lots of different software, usually Micrographx until they went
    out of business, and I bought Elements 2 and then 4. I bought a used PC with CS3
    in it, but it had a problem and didn't work well. (probably why he sold it!)
    This year I began studying CS5 on a family members machine, and liked it so much
    I bought Elements 10 on sale, but discovered it is very limiting. Then I bought
    a new Dell top-of-the-line computer (have had it a month now) and it came with
    Elements 9... So I have lots of stuff to think about! I really should get CS6
    and put it on the Dell I guess... but it's not on the net... everything has to
    be connected today! (I have no help file in E10 because of the lack of
    connection.)
     
    BobF, Aug 30, 2012
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  16. Alan Browne

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Because Adobe retailers in the USA are not allowed to sell it to me
    here in NZ. The retail price quoted in NZ is quoted in AU$ at AU$1186
    which is US$1270.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 30, 2012
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  17. Alan Browne

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Only GST which is not built into the price as far I can tell.
    The same way people do with Apple? - Yeah, right.

    It's all strictly controlled.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 30, 2012
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  18. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    photoshop 5 from a decade ago does more than the gimp.
    yes, it is.
     
    Guest, Aug 30, 2012
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  19. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    So there is some sinister profiteering in the "Land of OZ"?

    I note that Adobe will sell from their web site, and will deliver via
    download 1.1 GB CS6 for the US price of $699. If you want a hard copy
    there is this note:

    "What are Asia Pacific and Brazil shipping times and costs?
    Shipping time is 3-5 days, and shipping costs are calculated
    automatically when you place your order. You can view your total
    shipping charge at the time you place your order.Note: If you live in South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Brazil,
    the carrier (FedEx or UPS) charges you for any required taxes. The
    carrier then pays them to the appropriate authorities. This tax doesn't
    appear on your order during the checkout process. "
     
    Savageduck, Aug 30, 2012
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  20. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Is that for CS6 standard or CS6 Extended?

    CS6 EX is US$ 999 which at today's rate equates at AU$ 965.33.
    CS6 is US$ 699 or AU$ 675.44

    So, if that is the quote for standard CS6, there is something rotten in
    the "Land of Oz".
     
    Savageduck, Aug 30, 2012
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