How much $$ does CS3 run at YOUR university? Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mattcube64, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

    mattcube64

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    I'm a college student who does a little editing in Photoshop CS2 and who helps his GF do page layouts in InDesign. Through Rosetta, they run kinda slow on my Macbook. While I don't really need CS3, I figured I'd give it a look. I checked out my campus' site-licensed software, and the CS3 Design Standard pack runs at $249. That's QUITE the discount versus retail... and while I don't necessarily need it... Is it worth buying because of such a discount... I mean, I'd certainly use it...

    I guess I have to judge if it's worth buying. My real question is; what's the cheapest you guys have seen the pack go for?
     
  2. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I'd say that's quite the price. Here at WVU it is 589. Wish I went to where you do...
     
  3. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Definately a good price. Adobe.com sell CS3 Design Standard for $399 so $249 is definately a bargain.

    Because my uni had got a site license, I was able to buy just a Media Kit which cost $40 and use their product key with it.
     
  4. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    249 here as well, plus we get a 10% student discount so about 225 + tax.
     
  5. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    Didn't look at what design standard was, but I got the design premium for 314.

    k
     
  6. BerkeleyMacKat macrumors newbie

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    Design Standard at my school is $209, and Design Premium is $309.
     
  7. Sir Tony macrumors member

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    Design Standard - $210.00
    Design Premium - $299.00 (This is what I have)
    Master Collection - $489.00
     
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    My old Uni referred us to JourneyEd for software. As for Computers we had campus contracts with Apple, and Dell.

    We could however get Microsoft products reasonably cheap, Office was usually priced at $40, and XP, or Vista, for $79.
     
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  11. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    no kidding! too bad my school isn't one of the participants! :( I'd love to have my own boxed copy.. buuuut instead I suppose I'll just get it licensed through work. Just as legal, not as much of a cool-factor. :p
     
  12. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    They are not boxed copies. You pay for it, they send you the CD with a code, and then you give the code to Adobe and they will give you the product key. No boxes or manuals. Just a CD in a paper case.
     
  13. f1 macrumors 6502

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    Wow your schools have some pretty good prices. My school offers Photoshop alone for $212 and Design Premium ONLY (Standard is not offered) at $345
     
  14. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    That's a really good price. Penn State isn't exactly known for their great discounts; they have Design Premium CS3 for about $375.
     
  15. valdore macrumors 65816

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    What the hell. I paid over $600 for CS3 Design Premium back in May through my college.
     
  16. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    :eek: :(
    Cool-factor gone. I'll save my monies. Heh

    Did that come with a jar of vaseline, too? :p
     
  17. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I received a nice pretty box for mine however. Oh and I remember now, I bought CS3 Design Premium using the student discount through Apple, not through my college. Guess that makes a difference eh?
     
  18. tsaxer macrumors regular

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    Wow, I wish I knew someone at your school, our academic prices are laughable at UA. We get to pay slightly over the average MSRP (academic) plus the 9% sales tax. That's the main reason I've been holding off; I just don't have 600 bucks floating around...
     

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