zvenx wrote:Part of your answer is on the website:(* When Urs started the shop back in 2002, the Euro was so new that he decided to quote prices in USD. Today it makes more sense for a European company to choose the Euro, including VAT, as new legislation urges us to do that. We could have devised a technical solution, but that wouldn't have been easy. Besides, we would rather spend the time developing plug-ins!)
Quite frankly u-he synths are imho underpriced. Yes I said it, the original versions usually sound better than most if not all competitors, then you also get years of free add ons, extra patches etc that many if not most other developers charge you for.
Not to mention he always have a pre-release discount.
Think of it as a price increase......To me 15% more they still are more than worth it, if they dont' for you, well then don't...
I totally get the U-He love. Fitlerscape was my first VST instrument. Diva was the only synth I used for years. Repro is great and I was planning of getting Color Copy, Bazille and Zebra.
If you read my posts carefully, I’m not trying to be an a$$hole. I’m just stating a fact.
And quite frankly, whether anyone thinks they’re overpriced for themselves isn’t the issue at all. What’s expensive for me can be cheap for you.
But whatever, I’ve said what I have to say, even apologized to Urs about making what seems to be a bad (but reasonable) assumption I made. At this point in my life, I’m not so casual with money like I used to be, and don’t like the idea of paying tax when I’m not legally obliged to. And if he’s losing money on the thing, it does not seem like a good business decision.