Adobe is a company... do you mean Acrobat?
Since Acrobat is now at version 10 (Acrobat X) the telephone person is corrrect, you are out of luck trying to find version 8
If you do find a place that claims to have Acrobat 8 for download... don't... it is most likely a hacked pirate version that will load malware on your computer
Also be careful of eBay Fraud http://forums.adobe.com/thread/372537
You are correct, Acrobat, so i am out of luck without my CD; i guess.....
Thanks John; i will see what i can find.