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uouapps says

While I would love to see EUR, this won’t work for now for the reasons mentioned by those before me.
... “country based would definitely make sense, + as mentioned just before maybe also to give the opportunity for Authors to set their own price for items based on a range that is predefined by Envato”
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Creattive says

great, then I will use an indian proxy and get everything for almost free here?

And you get less from people who have less? First you were complaining about low prices, now you want to lower them even further? In the end, the money you get for one license will be less by this system and that was what you were complaining about in the first place.

Internet is international marketplace and the prices should not change based on the buyer, else everybody would feel betrayed. It just won’t work.

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FinalDestiny says

WTF, selling for $3 for indians? You can’t afford it, you don’t buy it. Apple should now sell laptops for $100 just because many indians are poor? Things are simple, there are lots of free templates and themes, you want a premium one, you pay for it. If $40-$55 is a lot to you, then you’re in the wrong business and you don’t need such a theme.

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uouapps says

great, then I will use an indian proxy and get everything for almost free here?

And you get less from people who have less? First you were complaining about low prices, now you want to lower them even further? In the end, the money you get for one license will be less by this system and that was what you were complaining about in the first place.

Internet is international marketplace and the prices should not change based on the buyer, else everybody would feel betrayed. It just won’t work.
great, then I will use an indian proxy and get everything for almost free here?

most items on themeforest can be downloaded illegaly from third party sites, so it’s not a question of contournating the problem + I’m sure there are ways to set a country of origin per default when registering with Envato + maybe a minority will try to look for alternative ways to pay it cheaper

And you get less from people who have less? First you were complaining about low prices, now you want to lower them even further?
I gave an example before about volume of sales, rather get 100.000 Indians purchasing a template for $3 than 1%of them buying it for $15 so on one hand you would facilitate access to purchase = increasing the volume of sales and on the other hand by increasing the price of the items in countries with a higher purchasing power then you generate more revenues, of course it needs a proper planning but that would be the idea (someone mentionned the pricing on booking.com, I don’t think that people’s reflex is to connect from an Indian proxy to book their trip)
“Internet is international marketplace and the prices should not change based on the buyer, else everybody would feel betrayed. It just won’t work.”

I respect your point of view but the price of Adobe products change from a country to another + if you’re based in Germany of course you’ll think that internet is international and that prices shouldn’t change, I don’t think you would be saying the same if you would be based in an emerging/third world country

so even though there’s a divergence of opinions, I’d be interested in getting your feedback guys with having Authors select their own pricing based on a range predefined by Envato

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Creattive says

Your math only works when you have really much more sales because of your system. And a general price decrease would help that, too. There are other people in richer countries who don’t want to spend $60, too.

And Adobe’s price policy is a piece of sh*t, I have to pay almost twice the price than an american. So Germans are twice as rich as people in USA? Doubt that.

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It’s like some of you don’t even know how currencies work?

Anyway, the prices of a Macbook Air are different in different countries mainly because of sales tax (VAT), which is really low in the US and countries like Hong Kong. In most European countries it’s much much higher and results in a higher price.

If you remove the sales tax the prices of the products are almost the same, but are adjusted with big fluctuations of the dollar price if needed.

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uouapps says

WTF, selling for $3 for indians? You can’t afford it, you don’t buy it. Apple should now sell laptops for $100 just because many indians are poor? Things are simple, there are lots of free templates and themes, you want a premium one, you pay for it. If $40-$55 is a lot to you, then you’re in the wrong business and you don’t need such a theme.

I’m quite shocked by the lack of selflessness you have towards people with a limited purchasing power, I don’t think you would be thinking the same if you were in this socio-professional enviornment

FYI (it’s maybe not apple but that’s how things work when you want to reach mass market + people with limited financials): http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/10/06/india_announces_35_tablet_computer_for_rural_poor/
If $40-$55 is a lot to you, then you’re in the wrong business and you don’t need such a theme

like I just said 45-55$ for Switzerland is not a lot but $45-55 for some Eastern European countries that’s like 20% of the average monthly income.

My focus is on 2 points:

1- Adapting the price of items based on the purchasing power per country so that we generate more revenues from richer countries and increase the volume of sales from emerging / third world countries

2- Giving Authors the right to select the price of their item based on a range that is pre-defined by Envato

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If you turn it around, then an AUTHOR from India should also make much less than an author from Norway, because he/she will have less expenses.

It won’t happen.

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AlexFjord says

If you turn it around, then an AUTHOR from India should also make much less than an author from Norway, because he/she will have less expenses. It won’t happen.
You just beat me to it! It is ALL relative.

As for Adobe… http://petapixel.com/2013/02/14/its-cheaper-to-fly-to-the-us-to-buy-adobe-cs6-than-to-buy-it-in-australia/
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urbazon says

I always hated (and still do) when a certain product (computer, phone, camera…) costs way cheaper in USA than in Europe. People should not be discriminated only because they can (or can’t) afford to buy your product. Therefore, if currency conversion ever gets implemented around here (which I doubt it will any time soon), then it should never be set at 1:1 ratio – that’s why forex rates exist.

That said, it would be nice to receive earnings in different currencies, instead of losing money on poor conversion rates set by banks :) Although, I’m aware I can only dream about it :D

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