I've purchased Photoshop 6.0 via Ebay and have been pleased. Although like anything else, you need to use your own instincts and best judgement when buying anything there. Use the feature enabling you to contact the seller directly. Tell them you'd like their phone number so you can call them up and verbally ask them a few questions. If you do get a phone number, that's a good indication the seller is 99.9% legit. Look carefully through all details mentioned about the product that's for sale and compare it to existing items you see on the same list - do alot of cross-referencing and by all means at least email with a few questions.
I bought a copy of Photoshop 6.0 a long while back from EBay, when it go here it said on the box "For Bundles Only", I never registered it as I thought I had been ripped off and didnt want to get into trouble. Since then Ive been to my local retailer for the correct software.
Some software items may be legit, but I have never found such an item on Ebay.
That would rather be a much better idea Terry, since you can not verify the authenticity of a software on e-Bay before you get the product so it would be better to actually visit the person selling before getting your money off your wallet.
Not only shrink wrapped and with a manual, but the hologram labels on disc or box are reproduced
Some of these fakes are good enough to fool even the buyers for retail or online outlets... I can't remember the name of the program (simply too many messages and not enough memory space) but I know that I read a report sometime in the last year or so that fake software was being sold by a legitimate store because their wholesale buyer got "stung"
I still buy online, but I ONLY do so from a store that has a good return policy, to cover bad software
So to the core, it's hard to know whether software you bought is legitimate, unless it was from a publisher/credible store?
I've been interested in the idea that Adobe sent a confirm email like 1 month later. does it means the registered item appears in the account after 1 month. why they don't do that right away so we can walk at ease?
is the activation the same process as typing in the serial? since as i know, activation is totally different than registration.
is this sound like bootleg for you guys: the key is green check marked when typed in but is confirmed as invalid with an Adobe agent!!
I bought from an Amazon reseller and have had the same problem that the original writer mentioned. I contacted the seller and told him I had a problem and he said I could send it back. I won't be able to do this for another 10 days but wonder if I should contact Amazon and my credit card company sooner. I received my software about 2 weeks ago so it's probably already too late.
I purchased Premiere Pro 1.5 on eBay a few years ago. I never registered it. I have been using it for a few years.
My computer recently crashed and I have the option of downgrading Vista to XP or upgrading Premiere Pro 1.5 to Premiere Pro CS4.
Recently I used Adobe customer service chat and asked whether it is registered. Adobe customer service told me that it was not registered. I asked if it was licensed to anyone. Adobe told me that it was not licensed to anyone. I asked whether this is a legit and legal copy. Adobe told me that it was a legit and legal copy. I then asked what version it was (academic, etc.). Adobe told me that it was an OEM version. I asked whether I can use an OEM to upgrade to CS4. They told me yes.
I don't know about premire pro, but photoshop hasn't been released as an OEM since about version 5, like 10 years ago or more. now premire pro is no more than a couple years old (it used to be just premire, then they split it into pro and elements versions), and if i recall it's a pretty expensive program vs premire elements. my GUESS is it's fake. but you gotta go by adobe, i guess.
I guess I have a similar question but not about eBay particularly. I have seen supposedly "legitimate" copies of CS3 on PriceGrabber storefront (didn't even know they had one) from a "company" called "[deleted by forum host]" (as if that meant anything) for $164.25.
Why I thought this might be legite is I was just assuming that companies would be willing to sell the older versions of Photoshop for less to clear their inventories for the new version.
At least that's how it works with other retail merchandise, but I'm not sure it works that same way with software.
Does anyone have any experience with a reduced-priced version from a non-eBay source for CS3?
I'm going to follow the advice and see if they "company" responds to my email asking for the serial number to verify with Adobe. My guess is that I'll never hear back from them.