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#1 pentool

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:48 AM

Cheap means: $230.00 US

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Yeah, ok, I know, you might say it's some warez software. But look, they have the BBB logo on their site, and they seem to be an Adobe Certified Reseller. So what's up with the software? Alpha? Beta? Plus, they say you can't register the software with the provided serial. I wonder why not?

#2 Neupix

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:07 PM

Complete Warez site - infact, I wouldn't even be surprised if its just a credit card harvesting site. Their order page isn't secure, and their website is a complete rip of the Adobe site.

Also, just because they have the "Adobe Certified" image - doesn't mean they are certified.

I would watch out for this one. The only true way to get Adobe CS for that cheap is if you are purchasing a student copy, and when you buy one of those you need to go through a long process to prove you are a student.
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#3 jlinds72

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:23 PM

I completely agree with Neupix. The fact alone that you can't register the actual product is a tip off that they're not legal copies. Seems to me that if Adobe did indeed approve of this reselling process, that you would then be able to register the product.

Seemed to me that they're trying too hard to promote themselves as part of Adobe - right down to an exact rip of Adobe's own website and logo design. Screams of illegality to me.
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#4 pentool

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:46 PM

That's what I figured. Then I found this article, too:
http://photoshopnews...e-true-it-isnt/

#5 pentool

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:47 AM

and when you buy one of those you need to go through a long process to prove you are a student.

Shop from www.journeyed.com You don't need papers/student ID/copies/faxes, etc, just your SSN. Based on that, they verify electronically within like 10 seconds if your SSN is registered as a student or not and you're immediately approved.

Altought I did shop at www.academicsuperstore.com too because they're cheaper. I emailed the required material via email (using a digital camera to take pictures of what needed) and by next day they approved. So there's no "long process".

#6 Neupix

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:59 AM

Shop from www.journeyed.com You don't need papers/student ID/copies/faxes, etc, just your SSN. Based on that, they verify electronically within like 10 seconds if your SSN is registered as a student or not and you're immediately approved.

Altought I did shop at www.academicsuperstore.com too because they're cheaper. I emailed the required material via email (using a digital camera to take pictures of what needed) and by next day they approved. So there's no "long process".


Having to take pictures of your ID card, etc is a long process in my eyes :p Either way I have always heard/read that you needed to prove yourself before you could get student software. Guess I was wrong.

Anyways, For me, all I had to do was visit my campus bookstore and show a copy of my student schedule/id card. My school got us an AMAZING deal too - only $250 Canadian for the entire Creative Suite - it normally sells for $450 Canadian.
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#7 pentool

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 04:29 AM

Really!? $250!? You kidding me! I NEVER shop at the school bookstore. They are always more expensive as opposed to ordering online. Not to mention the extra 8.9% tax. Maybe Canadian schools are not that greedy, but this one is going for profit.

Either way I have always heard/read that you needed to prove yourself before you could get student software.

True, but once you try it, it turnes out to be no big deal at all. As long as you have the id and/or registration handy. And you only have to do it once.

The good thing is, I just got a spanking new job at a university and as such I'm qualified for educational pricing. So I'll shop myself silly with software :D

#8 Cuss

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:26 AM

wow, not even a secured payment page...
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#9 TurtleX

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 04:32 AM

A quick search at http://search.bbb.org/ returned nothing under a web search but did return a result for a new company in NY with no record let alone being a BBB member.

A quick whois says the company is in CA. It also reveals that the domain is new, registered May 10, 2005.

Verified by Visa? I think not:
http://usa.visa.com/...l_stores.html#C

The guy just slapped the logo of a bunch of trusted businesses on there.

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, at my school we only have to pay $199 but its an out-of-box non-upgradeable copy. Still nice to have though. I wonder if they'll have the same deal on Studio 8.

I hope.
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#11 digitalmunky

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 07:51 AM

230 bux sounds good to me... :)

#12 Inxi

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:05 PM

Completely stupid, its just someone who things he can make some money with stealing it from others.

#13 dbantner

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:34 PM

Well I have found at certain trade show you can get the newest versions of software at cut throat prices. Yes they are educational copies, and no, these guys never check. But you only get the software, no mauals, or box or anything tlike that, but you get original CDs. I've been around long enough to know warez when I see it. :)
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#14 kathmann

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 01:06 AM

...250 for the Adobe suite...sheesh, I wish I was a student... :D

And yes, it's quite easy to pretend your site is trusted, verified and legit, all you have to do is steal some logos. One of my clients bought the Adobe suite for US$ 65.00 online (using his credit card), and was quite happy with it until he tried to register or get support.




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