Cheapest way possible to get CS5?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LucidPsychosis, May 5, 2010.

  1. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    Even with the student discount, CS5 is pretty expensive (at least, for a college student). Are there any other applicable discounts, or is there some magical website that will sell it cheaper?

    I'm a college student, and my mom works at a high school, if that helps any.
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    If your school is part of some purchasing program with Adobe, you might be able to get for a bit less, like $150 or so. Seriously though, $200 for PS Extended is a hell of deal. It's 80% off. If you plan to use it professionally, just pay it. Skip the coffee and beer for a few months if money is tight. Remember, it can be upgraded to a future retail version as well. You basically have a ticket out of ever having to pay the ungodly retail price for a legit copy of PS. Take it while you can.

    And please don't pirate it. It annoys me to no end the students I meet who think this is an acceptable way to get the tools they need. It isn't. You also don't want to be relying on cracked software for jobs or assignments. Something goes wrong and the app shuts down while you are on a deadline, and you are $%*#ed.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    Yes, any torrent tracker. :cool: lol
  4. Penn Jennings macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2010
    And you might get a free trojan too :)
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    My bookstore shows Adobe CS5 Design Premium (Student License for Mac) for $309.99. Amazon has it for $449. After taxes, I am saving about $112 from buying it at the bookstore.

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