UK Developers are being overcharged by 67% for Microsoft Expression Studio 3

UK Developers are being overcharged by 67% for Expression Studio 3

UK Developers are being overcharged by 67% for Expression Studio 3

In a previous post, I mentioned that  the Microsoft Upgrade offer for Expression Studio 3 was available to those who held a license for Visual Studio 2005 or later.  In the US that means the Upgrade is available for $349 and the full product is available for $599. Both prices exclude tax.

If you live in the UK (or anywhere in the EC) you will almost certainly be overcharged to the tune of 67%

The UK Price is

£394.61

This excludes VAT of

£51.47

Price Excluding Tax (VAT) is

£343.14

Exchange Rate is £1 = $1.70

 

Dollar Price (Excl Tax) in UK is

$583.34

Dollar Price in US is

$349.00

UK developers are being overcharged

67%

 

Expression 3 Upgrade Offer for Visual Studio Developers

Expression 3 Upgrade Offer for Visual Studio Developers

 

Click on the image above, or click here to verify the situation for yourself.

This is the type of situation that the UK government and the EU parliament should be addressing.  Users do not need or even want IE unbundled from the Windows operating system.