Monday, February 4, 2013

Adobe opens online education store for Singapore

Hot on the heels of the new Creative Cloud contribution service launched in Singapore last month, Adobe today show the Education Store for the local market, giving students and teachers an easier way to acquire its suite of software at suddenly discounted prices.

Just how steep is steep? The CS6 Master compilation, for example, is retailing for S$3,802.50, but expenses only S$290.63 for teachers and students. It was potential to purchase Adobe’s products at educational pricing previous to this, but it wasn’t easy finding local distributors certified to sell them.

The Education Store smooths the retail process, and offers a greater diversity of software such as CS6 Production Premium and Photoshop Lightroom 4. Buyers can also be certain that they are buying genuine products honestly from Adobe instead of uncertain software from a sketchy neighborhood IT store.

However, it seems that Adobe’s prices may be a slight on the pricey side, yet after the education discount. For example, I buy a copy of CS6 Design and Web Premium back when I was still studying for S$139 (GST included) on this site, but Adobe’s Education Store’s inquire price is S$193.75 before tax.


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