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Adobe Systems saw profit and sales drop in its fourth quarter, but despite that, the firm proclaimed that customer demand was set to blossom in 2010. The company reported (PDF) a decline in sales yesterday, after customers shied away from upgrading their copies of Acrobat, Flash and Photoshop apps. In Q4 it reeled in revenue …


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  1. Barry Lane 1

    Too greedy

    If Adobe hadn't chosen to boost torrenting and push down sales by bumping up their prices until only Bill Gates could afford them, they might just have sold a few more boxes. For me to upgrade my CS3 to CS4 would cost around 600 hundred quid, so I simply can't afford to do it. Well, that's one sale lost; and how many others out there refused to buy, or were unable to do so, because Adobe is too damned greedy?

    Beer icon, because I can't afford a pint, either.

    1. BristolBachelor Gold badge


      Having spoken to people who have upgraded and seen the Adobe forums, I'll stick with CS3, even if the upgrade is only £50 !!

  2. clint11

    VAT rate

    I recently bought and downloaded Elements 8 from the English UK site. When you choose to download the software you are redirected to the Irish site were you are charged a VAT rate of 21.5% not the English VAT rate of 15%. I questioned Adobe Customer Support on this and they replied that I could return the download for a refund and reorder the boxed product. Having read other customers complaints, this was likely to take weeks to do. Google Adobe Customer Support Sucks to see the various forum postings.

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