Having spoken to Adobe they are absolutely unwilling to help in any way and will only sell me CS6, which is of no use to me since I won't be able to open any of my work at the college with the new version.
What can I say it's just really rubbish customer service.
Charles Hirst we are unable to sell older versions of the software due to a variety of legal reasons. When you purchased Creative Suite 3 off of EBay was it only the software media or were you suppose to receive a license to use the software as well?
Also you may want to work with your college as well. If they are only teaching curriculum up to Creative Suite 3 then perhaps they have an avenue which you can utilize to obtain an older version of the software.