Scoble, Alex Scoble
People keep telling me that you can get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Student/Teacher edition for $50, but I never see it sold for that price. It's always around $75 from places like Amazon or Newegg. Where are people getting it for $50?
I've only seen it at that price from an actual student bookstore, and that was admittedly a while ago. - Jennifer Dittrich
through their school perhaps? i know we get steep discounts on software that way...although not that steep I don't think - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah that would probably be student discounts. Students often get 10-25% off software, sometimes higher on smaller products. Often, it's either through a bookstore that validates the individual as a student, or other associated member, or through a platform that requires some form of student id, such as school email address. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
So Adobe sells a product at a discount for students/teachers and then students/teachers can get a further discount depending on where they buy it? Jimminy, when you buy from Amazon you have to go through the same validation process with Adobe first. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, they sell the discounted version of the software, but there is still a retail margin, which means the store that sells it can offer a further discount, if they want. The second cut, doesn't really exist in downloadable media though, it happens occasionally and Steam has made a marketplace out of it, but it's not that common. And that makes sense, so my last comment was mostly for the first cut, from the creator of the media, this case Adobe. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I've never seen it that low. I bought mine on Amazon. Bookstore at the school wasn't cheaper and they would take forever. - Eric - Final Countdown
Same reason I can buy The Dark Knight Rises on DVD for $15 and download for $19.95. You can't sell a digital for less than a physical cause it penalises all those middle men in the supply chain (transport, logistics). It's the last twangs of the digital growing pains - Johnny from iPhone