As Andy has blogged, Adobe Lightroom 1.0 is now available for pre-order. As a big user of the beta I’m definitely going to get it, so I popped along to the Adobe online store. The UK promo price including VAT is £146.88. For this they ship you a box, CD and manual. However, there is also a download option via which you can simply download the software on purchase (or release day I guess) This allows you to re-download should you have to. Nice.
The thing I find baffling though is that the cost of the download option is £151.25. Why more expensive?
Update: Taking the boxed version through to checkout adds a shipping fee of £5.11 making a total of £152.88 including VAT. So for saving them any variable costs incurred in sending you a box you save the princely sum of £1.63
Update 2: After order completion it lists the estimated shipment date as 20th February.