I'm not at all interested in any kind of cloud, or paying a subscription fee every month for eternity. I want to install it on my computer, and own it, and be done. I'm still l using CS3 and it's still fairly functional.
I am however looking to purchase an affordable version of CS6 Master Collection, and was wondering if anyone here can give me some tips as to where I might get a deal.
I've scoured the usual places, Amazon, eBay, and iOffer, but haven't found anything cheaper than what I can get it for from Amazon.
I had very good luck a couple of years ago, finding a legal copy on *bay. The trick was to send an internal question to the seller, asking if the software was legal, and whether it would register for updates. By doing this, you get the word of the seller that you'll get a refund if the software is bogus. I ended up getting the CS6 Master Collection for about half the street price.
Of course, this was before the whole Cloud/No Cloud debacle, so copies may be going for a premium now. Good luck.