Adobe Price Increase Another Example of Corporate Greed

Posted: September 17, 2018 in Generally Speaking..
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Adobe has decided to increase their prices. Is anyone surprised that this is the direction Adobe is deciding to take? Surely we knew this was coming, as soon as Creative Cloud was announced as the replacement for Creative Suite. Smaller, less well known products decided then that it would be a good idea to step up their own development, and now, thanks to ”the little guy” we have viable alternatives.  Adobe is well deserving of the title, Douche of the Day for this edition. Adobe has failed, repeatedly, to listen to its users and will suffer losses accordingly.  Back when Creative Suite was still available, it cost around $600. (I can’t remember the exact price it used to be, forgive me but this number will have to suffice–please comment the correct amount if you know it).  Yes, that’s really a lot at one time, which is why a subscription model came about. In theory, one could pay a little at a time and thus more people would be able to purchase the product.  A great idea to benefit both userbase and profit margin.  However, that one time $600 payment has been replaced by $600 A YEAR. If you had CS for 10 years, you paid $600 for it one time and used it for say, 10 years. Now Creative Cloud will cost ~$636 if paid monthly/~$600 if prepaid yearly. So if you have Creative Cloud for 10 years, at the VERY least you have paid $6,000.  I don’t think enough people add that up because literally everyone who isn’t rich would be looking for alternatives.  And most customers are going to be using these programs for years.  Adobe has made a very serious error in judgment in scalping their customers so inexcusably.  I myself will be offering my money to alternative sources, most likely Affinity but we’ll see. There are a lot more alternatives out there than there used to be, especially for us ”little guy” designers.  Remember what happened to the cable companies? When being a greedy corporation, one must remember not to shoot oneself in the foot in the process.  Congratulations Adobe for winning the Douche of the Day award.

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