Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

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kenny saunders
KVRer
28 posts since 16 May, 2019

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:32 am

Boxed omnisphere (with flash drive install) from resellers = £337

Download from Spectrasonics website = $499 (£383)

How is a download link more expensive than a box with a flash drive!?

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tehlord
KVRAF
7922 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Re: Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:38 am

Because impatience is taxed.

Chapelle
KVRian
1104 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Re: Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:42 am

AFAIK, they have different prices for the US and Europe ($499 vs €399).

A boxed version in the US costs around $499 (e.g. $479 at Sweetwater).

I guess that with the download version, they only offer the US price.

BBFG#
KVRAF
5879 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:11 am

Dealers are trying to remain relevant and competitive and so, often do their best to compensate for the logistics of shipping/tax/VAT...

Average price I see paid for it is around $430.00
Before those logistics. But once you add those, they can be close to what you pay for the download.
You can of course, wait until version 3, buy version 2 from one of those stores on a dump and register under the grace period.
You might be desiring it far before then though.

mrsugmad
KVRist
186 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Re: Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:30 pm

Check before you order.

I ordered a boxed version of Reason 11 from musicians friend.
The Box only had my license # and registration code, exactly what you'd get by downloading it.

Wasted 5 days.... :dog:

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
3851 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Why is boxed omnisphere cheaper than download version!?

Post Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:12 am

It might be the difference in VAT...

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