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gabgilson wrote on 8/7/2019, 1:42 AM

I think you are mixing up $ and £! The first upgrade price quoted in emails (in the pre-order stage a few weeks ago) was $199 (which converts to about £164). I ordered that thinking it was a good deal. But when 17 pro was actually released, it was available for £149 (in the UK at least) and now with a free Hit Film Transitions. That I think explains the change you're seeing. I'm very annoyed I paid the higher amount when I pre-ordered in good faith. If I'd waited and ignored the 'buy now' emails, I'd have saved money and got the free transitions. I tried to get a refund from Magix but have been told that's not possible as more than 14 days have elapsed since I ordered the software. Which seems very unfair for pre-ordering software.

AmazingM wrote on 8/7/2019, 2:24 AM

@gabgilson

Yeah that sucks, I feel for you. I am based in Oz which makes this US$199 almost AUD$300. I have purchased every upgrade since the beginning of Vegas Pro. This is a bit too much for an upgrade from 16 to 17. Have upgraded before for US$149. Interesting having an account with many purchased and registered Magix products I never received an VP17 upgrade email from Magix...

Dexcon wrote on 8/7/2019, 3:00 AM

I am based in Oz which makes this US$199 almost AUD$300

When purchasing the VP17 EDIT upgrade on 5 Aug, the cost in AUD was $303.17 including the 3% credit card rate conversion fee. The cost in AUD will be even higher now because the AUD has dropped from .68/$1USD to .67/$1USD over the last 2 days.

The last time that MAGIX offered an upgrade of $149 USD was their initial VP14 release in 2016. All VP EDIT releases since then (15/16/17) have been $199 USD for the upgrade according to my purchase records. To give you some idea how far the AUD has dropped over the years (at one time, it was actually above parity with the $USD), my VP15 upgrade purchase of $199 USD converted to $257.63 AUD, and that was just 23 months ago.

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AmazingM wrote on 8/7/2019, 3:30 AM

@Dexcon

Ok I can now see from my last purchase I got it via VideoGuys.com as they had it with a coupon discount. Just checked their site but VP17 is not there (yet). I do find it unfair that one who has VP14 can upgrade for the same price as one who has VP16 and paid for all the upgrades in between. There should be a sliding scale of upgrade prices. Example I have been using and upgrading Spectral Layers since version 1. This product (now at Ver 6) has moved to Steinberg and as I have version 5 I upgraded to 6 for only AUD$75.... Anyway it is what it is...As they say here in OZ (and you will know it).... "NOT HAPPY JAN".....

 

Dimitrios wrote on 8/7/2019, 3:55 AM

The upgrade price is kind of steep for edit, but they will drop it to 150 eventually.

vkmast wrote on 8/7/2019, 4:08 AM

The last time that MAGIX offered an upgrade of $149 USD was their initial VP14 release in 2016. All VP EDIT releases since then (15/16/17) have been $199 USD for the upgrade according to my purchase records. 

Not at the time of initial release (August 27, 2018), but on October 31, 2018 this was the first time VP 16 Edit was offered at USD 149.

Nick's first comment on the Vegas Pro Price Watch thread cites an early December 2017 offer of USD 149 for VP 15 Edit (release was August 28, 2017).

Dexcon wrote on 8/7/2019, 4:30 AM

@vkmast ... thanks for the clarification. I just checked my records (I still use Microsoft Money 2003), and I got VP14 in late November 2016, so that explains the $149 USD price; and15 was in early September 2017.

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AmazingM wrote on 8/7/2019, 4:54 AM

@Dexcon

JFYI So, if one purchases upgrade 16 to 17edit via the English pound the conversion to AU dollar is around AU$270...🙂

Dexcon wrote on 8/7/2019, 5:10 AM

@AmazingM ... that's a good find. I'll keep it mind from now on. In the past, the USD/AUD was better than £Sterling/AUD, but obviously no longer. In the meantime, ouch!

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