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Over-Done Toast Downunder


Nizoz

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I use Eye TV to record programs and would like to burn them to a DVD. Unfortunately I can't burn more than 120mins of video to a DVD using iDVD. By all accounts, Toast is the go-to program for anything to do with converting digital media on the mac. Even better, Toast 11 is only $99. Er.., that is, unless you live in Australia. In which case it is $A179. Hello? The aussie dollar currently buys 1.07 US dollars. I am sure Toast is a kick-&%$ program, but why do you think someone in Australia would be happy to download it for $179?

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Australians pay AUD 179.00, which is about USD 194 (+94%), quite a bit more than even Europeans pay (EUR 99.99, including VAT), which is about USD 144 (+44%).

(While I think the European prices are unfairly high, it is very common practice among software vendors to use 1:1 ratio for USD and EUR.)

 

Do note that the US dollar has made a dive in value, compared to the Australian dollar. But for digital content, the adjustment of prices shouldn't have to take this long, imho.

 

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Apple has made price adjustments (November, July), to reflect the change in currency valuation. Others should do so too (again imho).

 

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