I saw a tweet today, oh boy…
Adobe raising Creative Cloud Photographers Package subscription price to £10 inc VAT in U.K. from March 6th.
— Doug Chinnery (@dougchinnery) February 2, 2017
That's Brexit for you. Just like new Mac laptops, your Adobe sub costs more. What matters is whether you see the underlying cause. https://t.co/sR02pnVUTE
— john beardsworth (@barbaricca) February 2, 2017
Before you castigate Adobe, just think what’s happened over the last few months.
Let’s say you regarded the previous £8.57 as an acceptable price…. Until the Pound went down because of the idiotic Brext vote (yes, I accept some thought about it seriously, but I stand by my description), this meant Adobe US earned $12.68 a month (£8.57 x $1.48=£). So that’s our starting point – both sides are happy with that deal.
Now though, your £8.57 only earns Adobe US $10.80. Restoring their previous $ income means a monthly UK price of £10.07 ($12.68 / 1.26) and they’re putting it up to £10. OK, they won’t use these exact dates and numbers, but this puts into perspective the kind of price rises we’re beginning to see. I’m tempted to add, don’t blame Adobe, blame David Cameron and those who voted for Brexit.