Autodesk 3dsmax price Europe vs. America
on 05-19-2011 06:13 AM
We're thinking about buying a 3dsmax 2012 license here in the studio. We have been using a small modeller (silo3d) up until now. The time might have come to upgrade to a more versatile and powerful package.
When i went to the Autodesk site, to see if i could buy it online i found out that a small disclaimer on the site said:
"Purchases on this store are only permitted by by licensed customers within Canada, the USA and its territories"
I then went to search for a retailer in Europe (The Netherlands to be more specific). I found out that there's a huge difference in price.
If i buy it directly from the Autodesk Store the price is $3,540.55 (€ 2 489). If i buy it from my local dealer, the price is a lot higher €3,800.00 (without taxes, around €4,500 including taxes). I was wondering if anyone else has been in this situation, what they decided upon and if i'm missing something or that i just need to gulp up those extra euro's.
Thanks for your thoughts!