Who had the CS2s for sale?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by Chef Medeski, Jul 19, 2006.

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    Chef Medeski

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    I wanted a copy of the Adobe CS2 from the guy who was closing his business, but I can't find hid thread. Anyone remember what thread it was or who the user was? Or if the guy can just contact me.
     
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    I forget who it was, but it got locked and removed. Presumably there was something the mods didn't like about the sale (ie: it may not have been legal).
     
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    amacgenius

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    Wrong, Doctor Q locked the thread due to the OP not being qualified for the Marketplace due to him having less than 100 posts, not because the goods were/weren't legal.

    I just can't remember OPs username or find where the thread went, sorry.
     
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    baby duck monge

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    Excellent. I had checked the Wasteland right after, but I didn't see the post there (so I had to guess). Though I don't really understand why people with less than 100 posts even have the ability to start threads in the marketplace :confused:

    Glad to hear that there's nothing fishy going on. :D
     
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    baby duck monge

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    I do believe you are correct, sir. I would totally buy one except I only really use Photoshop and already have CS2 for that.
     
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    devilot

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    I'm guessing because that member has contributed so his title sort of threw the site for a loop?
     
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    baby duck monge

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    Ah. I hadn't thought about contributing not giving you a free pass to post. I guess it's fine, but I think perhaps we should let contributors post where they want since the reason for the restriction is to get people involved in the community first (and if you give money, I think you are committed). Oh well. Not a big enough deal for me to bring it up in the Site Comment forum.
     
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    I think what happens, is A) either the members posts in the wrong forum and a mod moves it to the marketplace without checking his post count, or B) He had 100 or more posts, but enough of his posts were deleted to lower it down to below 100
     
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    craigatkinson

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    I bought one from him. I sent him a PM right when the thread was posted.
     
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    devilot

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    It's NOT. Why do you think his thread was closed? ;)

    Being a contributor doesn't mean you don't follow forum rules.
     
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    That's what I said. I was saying that I hadn't thought about the fact that it didn't get you out of following the rules. Probably because the vast majority of contributors have plenty of posts regardless. I just went on to say that perhaps that rule could be changed for them because they are obviously contributing (for lack of a better word) to the community which is the point of the post reqs, I think.
     
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    I can't seem to find the thread where I purchased CS2, but I just wanted to inform everyone that I have recieved my copy. I installed it. It works great. The only thing is it doesn't ask me to activate it. That part is all greyed out. I was told by the seller that this would occur. I just don't know why. I'm not 100% sure on the legality of it all, but it seems to be legit. It works great. If anyone can direct to me to the thread where these copies were for sale I'll update everyone there.
     
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    How did you receive your copy? Is it on an official Adobe set of CD's, or a burned set?

    You could probably check the legality of it by contacting Adobe and asking them about it.
     
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    mark!

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    Retail requires activation. Enterprise doesn't.
     
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    This was a volume licencing version. It was the version you download off of the internet. I was sent a burned DVD that had all the files that were downloaded off of the internet. So it must be the enterprise version that was mentioned.
     
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    kevin.rivers

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    Do you know if he still has any left? Thanks.
     
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    I believe he does. I can't find the original thread though. I contacted Adobe to make sure that my transaction has been legal. If they affirm that it was then it would be a good idea to find this guy and buy them from him quick.

     
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    kevin.rivers

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    How much were they? I never saw the thread.
     
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    $150.
     
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    Chef Medeski

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    I received a set too and it worked great.

    Much thanks.
     
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    No doubt. It work's perfectly. I'm just concerned about the legality because my wife is going to want to use it for her photography business.

     
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    Well, mine came with a serial number. So, if there is no one else using that serial number it is completely legal. I mean each serial number ensures one copy of the software as property. Property can be sold, traded, or replaced... as long as it is not duplicated in any shape and form (if its copy righted or a patent, without the consent of the patent wielding individual; if not... well its freethink). So... it is legal as long as the serial numbers are unique, which the seller has assured me they are. He said if I every came upon a problem, I could return them for a full refund.
     
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    craigatkinson

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    Unfortunately it's not so simple. Adobe has a whole section on their webpage describing different ways of pirating software. To be fair, I didn't read anything that made me feel that this deal isn't legal. I'm only playing on the safe side.

     
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    chrismccorkle

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    Hello. I was the one selling the copies, but the thread was shut down due to an unsettling feeling created by comments of skeptical users. The thread environment turned hostile because of how 'too good to be true' the deal was. It is very unfortunate that insecure MR members have to ruin it for those just trying to get a good deal.

    I still have them for sale. As you can tell, the folks who bought a copy are happy.

    Message me if you'd like one.
     

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