Want Adobe CS4? Live in the UK? Better fly to the states

This is fun. The off-the-shelf price in the US for Adobe CS4 is $2500. The price in the UK is £2300. What’s wrong with this picture? Either the dollar jumped in price a lot over the last couple days while I wasn’t looking (unlikely) or Adobe needs to stop outsourcing its accounting to toddlers. The difference between those prices is so great that the Inquirer points out that you could (and should) fly to the United States, purchase a copy at Fry’s or whatever, fly back to the UK, and still have enough money to take your mates out for a drink.

Or, as they also say, order it on Amazon in whatever currency. But that’s so boring.