I've been using ID for years at several jobs I've had and I want to finally buy it for myself. Is there any real affordable way of buying my own copy? I'm not a student of any kind so student discounts are not really a possibility
And don't be fooled by offers of a perpetual license at a steep discount. Legitimate resellers don't cut the price by much, but the web is full of counterfiets and people trying to sell educational licenses (not transferable) or older versions in their upgrade chain (upgrades and the versions from which they are upgraded must be transferred together), and any license transfer requires a transfer form from the seller. While it is possible to find a private seller with a legitimate license sale on the auction sites, it's rare.
this Creative Cloud looks VERY cool! Im definitely going to consider it! One thing I cant get a straight answer on though with everywhere im looking. I want to tell work about this and we have 2 computers that we do our design stuff with. Usually its just me but sometimes he is doing stuff on his computer also but not as much. Are we both able to use this at the same time? If not, is it limited to using the same app at the same time or can one use ID and the other use PS?
Yes, there is a process involving a form you download from Adobe (I have first-hand experience with this process). Both the seller and the buyer have to complete and sign it. That pretty much limits you to dealing face to face, not on eBay, for example. Sad, but once somebody has your money, their enthusiasm for following through with transfer help is likely to disappear.
Well I was also thinking craigslist which is more local to where face to face is a little more required. Just checking into all my options!
The Creative Cloud still sounds awesome though but at the same time, I cant help but to think of it as "rent". When you dont subscribe anymore, you have nothing to show for it and nothing to use as a discount for purchasing an upgrade like if you had previously purchased a full version. Its a tough decision!