I was struck last week at the differences between prices in different countries when I went to buy some chewing gum in Norway. It worked out at over £1.50 for a small packet! The same thing in the UK would be about 50p
So this got me thinking… If gum was a currency, (well it is something we can all buy worldwide), how much gum would I need to swap for a copy of Delphi or C++ Enterprise, and bearing in mind we have the Ultimate for Enterprise cost at the moment, how much gum would it cost me to get DB Power Studio developer edition with my full copy of Delphi or C++ Enterprise? (* Obviously you cant buy in gum, especially used gum - its just a bit of Friday fun theory)
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The result of my research are as follows: In Norway I would only have to use 653 packets of gum to get XE3 Ultimate, which is a lot less than the 942 packets I would need in Sweden, just a few packets cheaper than Denmark at 968 packets (148% of the Norwegian price).
I also asked out on Twitter: What does your Gum cost where you come from. Thanks to those who replied.
Next in for the packets of gum ratio is Australia at 1125 packets, followed by the Netherlands at 1443. The UK Gum cost for my upgrade would be 1856 (285% of the Norway packets), but the country you really will need a wheelbarrow full of gum for is Russia at a whopping 2075 packets of gum (318% of the Norway base)!
So what does this tell us? While Norway is an expensive country to live in, its cost for Delphi XE3 Ultimate is an absolute bargain in the TChewingGum index. But seriously… I’ve not seen a better offer to get some VERY VERY cool DB tools that will drastically help with development. ESPECIALLY if your using MSSQL, Oracle, Sybase or DB2.
I’ll leave you chew over that… Have a good weekend.Posted by Stephen Ball on November 30th, 2012 under Uncategorized |