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Anyone Buy Software from Ebay??

Postby SirBill61 on Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:53 pm

Hi, just wondering if anyone has any experience - good or bad - of buying software off of Ebay. I'm thinking of getting Photoshop CS, which although very expensive, seems to sell on Ebay for under £30. Sounds too good to be true, but is it?

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Postby Justin42 on Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:53 pm

Absolutely. There's no legit way they could be selling that cheap. It's probably (at BEST) volume license software, at worst (and most likely) totally fake.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:28 am

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." :)

Although, I have bought software on eBay before, for very cheap. It was brand new, retail version, shrinkwrapped and all. Then again, it was Quake 3, and this was a couple years after it was released in stores. :P
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Postby ramlin on Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:18 am

...my only experience with ebay on software concerned the UK ebay site. I noticed that people were selling nero at a very low price (equiv of 6-7 dollars!) - so I stupidly e-mailed one of the vendors and asked whether what was being sold was the full version and if it came with a serial number. He responded that I didn't need a serial number and that I would receive a bonus disc with 20 programs (all the elby programs, dvdsanta, and a whole bunch of others). This is obviously a con and what is being sold aint legit [-X . Now the reason why I was stupid in e-mailing this vendor is that ever since I sent the e-mail, I am receiving spam from many many vendors wanting to sell me non legit software.
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