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    Default Additional Payment Required for Physical Media for AutoCAD 2017

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    I am gobsmacked that Autodesk have the cheek to require customers to pay a sum on top of the subscription fee for obtaining an update in their software.
    Subscription licenses are costing organisations thousands of pounds annually, but still ask for more money to obtain the software!
    The installers are now in the 10's of Gb's.
    Surely from a customer relations exercise, it makes sense to swallow the cost of the media & postage?

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    This practice is widespread these days. It's not just AutoDesk. Hard media is going by the wayside for many things.
    Drafting is a breeze.

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    Yup, but the costs don't seem to come down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGA View Post
    Yup, but the costs don't seem to come down!
    LOL

    First you say they should eat the extra cost for providing the media. Now you're saying the price should be lower w/o the media.
    Drafting is a breeze.

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    Well, I am from Scotland...
    I never noticed a cost reduction when physical media was added as an additional cost, rather than included with the subscription.

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    Why would you with all the other cost increases? If media were included, the price would be even higher.

    Does being from Scotland have any implications in the conversation?

    We live in a world that is ever more focused on instant gratification. Electronic media has made this growth even faster. How fast you get your software depends on how fast you can download it. No longer do you have to wait for a physical package.
    Drafting is a breeze.

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    We do like to save the pennies...

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    Personally I'd rather have the physical media.
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