But we don't have 70 percent VAT here and Cubase is made in Germany so there are no duties or huge shipping costs. There must be an error somewhere else. :|
You will not like what I am writing now but I have to anyways...
Different markets have different prices. For almost all products you will find huge differences in pricing throughout the world. This has various reasons ie import taxes, freight charges, VAT, company structure, market structure etc.. We keep the Onlineshop DL prices on a € SRP level because we need our partners in this region to give support to the customer, do marketing, events and take care of another huge load of processes. If we would offer the products in the Onlineshop cheaper than they can achieve to offer those, we are undercutting our own partners and this is just plain not possible and would not resolve in customer satifaction. Additionally, those products are not coming for free, there are development costs and other huge expenses involved just for this reason an even cheaper price is hard to achieve at all. Of course you can argue that we could do that for products that are only available as DL but we actually do have a pricing structure which would go to waste then and additionally we cannot achieve different pricings for each part of the world just yet. So, for the moment the price you see is the price you will have to pay. If you are not happy with it, try it at a local dealer, if this is not possible for you then there is, unfortunately, nothing I can do.