A few questions here about photoshop elements 10 / premiere elements 10.
I bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 / Adobe Premiere Elements 10 combo pack. Came home excited for new software and I had to go online to get a serial number. No big deal, takes 5 seconds. After all, this couldn't possibly be harder than getting an E-book onto a Kobo... So I enter the redemption code with the re-captcha. BOOM "redemption code is inactive. Please contact Adobe customer support." How may I ask do I do that? Any numbers? Yup it turns out after 3 minutes of searching, so I call it. Aaaaand now they say I can't have free support for a $150 program because it's "Elements". Talk about a catch 22.
1) What does inactive mean? Does this mean the Authorized Adobe Reseller did not scan it out correctly? Did the product sit too long on the shelf? Did someone try to use the code and it no longer works? No clue here, and no information given to resolve it other than "contact Adobe support".
2) If the retailer serial number on the box (not the upc) matches up with the serial number on the sales receipt, did it ring up correctly?
3) Or should I get a full refund and get another copy from a different location?
I have already done the steps in the following page with no result: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/serial-number-retrieval-p rocess-faq.html
I would call support again (probably to no avail) but I work and sleep during their hours with no substantial time to call and be on hold for 45 minutes (increasing my cell phone bill...). Does customer support have an email if this cannot be resolved instantly via telephone?
Edit: I looked at the serial number on the box and the one on the ticket. They differ by ONE digit. This could have something to do with it. I will update to help others with the same issue when I get a resolution.
Use this Web site for customer support issues:
After selecting the appropriate Help topic, you can usually initiate an on-line chat session to resolve the problem.