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Lude
01-29-2004, 08:33 AM
Im not happy paying more for my upgrade to Lightwave 8 than the US guys.

Lightwave UK price 345.00 = $628.21

Lightwave Europe price 495 = $616.37

Lightwave US Price $495 this equals 271.75 and 397.37

Prices base on today Exchange Rates 29/01/04

Can I buy direct form the US?

Lude.

WizCraker
01-29-2004, 08:59 AM
Isn't the Euro pretty close in value to the US Dollar?

grundgedanke
01-29-2004, 09:06 AM
and dont forget the taxes!

Lightwolf
01-29-2004, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by grundgedanke
and dont forget the taxes!
The US price, as well as the NT-Europe price are both without taxes.
I'n Germany we have to add another 16% VAT, so its roughly 575,- Euros.

WizCraker:
Its 1.26 US$ to 1 Euro currently (or .79 Euro cents to 1 US$). So Lude is quite close.
I thought on of the advantages of having a base abroad would be to have more flexible pricing???

Cheers,
Mike

TyVole
01-29-2004, 10:05 AM
NewTek can't be responsible for currency fluctuations. Exchange rates could just as easily go in the other direction.

NewTek Europe and the other resellers have to meet expenses in the local currency.

Lightwolf
01-29-2004, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by TyVole
NewTek can't be responsible for currency fluctuations. Exchange rates could just as easily go in the other direction.

NewTek Europe and the other resellers have to meet expenses in the local currency.
So, you imply that NT-US gets no return from the update fees?
Not that I'm really complaining, at least the Euro price = Dollar price in numbers, other companies charge even more in Euros (Apple, Dell, discreet, and, above all, Adobe).
Cheers,
Mike

Exper
01-29-2004, 10:16 AM
20% VAT here in Italy! :mad:

Bye.

badllarma
01-29-2004, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Lude
Im not happy paying more for my upgrade to Lightwave 8 than the US guys.

Lightwave UK price 345.00 = $628.21

Lightwave Europe price 495 = $616.37

Lightwave US Price $495 this equals 271.75 and 397.37

Prices base on today Exchange Rates 29/01/04

Can I buy direct form the US?

Lude.
When it is worked out with VAT and import tax you will be looking at around the same price Lude.
The clever way of doing it is to have a friend buy it for you in the US then sends it as a birthday present or something :D

badllarma
01-29-2004, 10:32 AM
Well wrapped up! :D

Exper
01-29-2004, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by badllarma
The clever way of doing it is to have a friend buy it for you in the US then sends it as a birthday present or something :D If anyone want to send that present to me... I'll be glad! :D

Already ordered (including the infamous 20% VAT)...
but another one is welcome anyway! ;)

Bye.

Herv
01-29-2004, 11:46 PM
nope, I've tried with buying some ram in US.... (mucho cheaper in US), but I had to pay taxes on it.... gifts are accepted no more than $50... at least here in Luxembourg.... he he...;)

MrWyatt
01-30-2004, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by WizCraker
Isn't the Euro pretty close in value to the US Dollar?

thats long ago, now the Euro is more like 1,20 Dollar so paying the same amount in Euro as in dollar clearlly isnt exactlly equal. the vat is another case but for this everyone should blame their own country laws for this. But with the pricing you see it all over the place every company takes about the same amount or even more in Euro than in Dollar even when the Euro is stronger at the moment. when it comes to purchase software that doesnt come from Europe it really sux to be European.
:rolleyes:

mkiii
01-30-2004, 12:37 PM
I for one got a boxed version of 7.5 with my upgrade & don't recall having to pay any p&P. Even tho it costs a little more here, you have to take into account that the great lump of card, paper & plastic has to be shipped from the US, and that costs money.

Anyway - we're lucky in the UK to be paying just a few quid extra.... everything else seems to be 1 = $1 these days, which is a complete ripoff.

Original1
01-31-2004, 02:19 PM
There have been times where the pound was weaker against the dollar and it worked in our favour Newtek Europe has always tried to keep it pretty keen.

eacide
01-31-2004, 04:52 PM
I have bought gazillions of software/plugins and other stuffs on the internet. Using paypal or equivalent system, the price in US $ / Canadian $... has always been converted into Euros and I paid with my own currency... ATM it is quite nice for me :D

My last purchase on the net was Motionbuilder's upgrade. 200 USD and I paid 200 USD not 200 .

LW is the only product for which the exchange rate does not matter... As long as Euro is more expensive that dollar :p ;)