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#1 BrianZero

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Are UK Upgrades a rip off ?
US price for download about $20
UK rice for download about £19

A difference of more that $10 [Does not help UK sales]

Since there no US to UK shipping costs how is this justified
Either
US has favoured pricing
UK is being unfairly charged [To supprot US pricing ?]

Can some on explain this

I have used Version 3/4/5 - and have never had the same price as US

Now in our time of austerity maybe I just wont bother - probably not much to shout about anyway

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#2 TomH

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

Distributor overhead or marketing strategy to make his bundles look more attractive because the base price is then not so much lower? Just my guess. I don't know of any difference between the RootsMagic software that you download from the US versus that you download from the UK. Your choice whether you want to keep a UK distributor in business. I suspect it makes no difference to RootsMagic's bottom line but it might be happy to have a UK presence, especially if it promotes the product at UK conferences and fayres.

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#3 Vyger

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

So don't pay it, just download from the RM site.

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#4 Totnor

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

I downloaded it from the US site - as I did for RM5 and thus paid the US price.

#5 snowathlete

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Worse still is the new price - £49.95 UK - thats just over $80 converted!
A new US licence is $29.95

According to the UK site the UK edition comes with "Free Resource CD & Regional Guide worth over £10". Even if that is true that means the UK price is £39.95, still about double the US price. I would question the value of the extra stuff too - certainly some of it like The General Armory of England, Scotland and Ireland (Encyclopedia of Heraldry) is freely available on the net as it is out of copyright:
http://archive.org/d...armoryofe00burk

It's madness!

#6 Totnor

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:21 AM

I had an extra Resource CD with one of the previous versions, before I downloaded from US site for RM5 & 6.. It wasn't worth having!