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Chris BrownThird party sellers of Adobe - experience?
by on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:53:01 pm

I am looking to download Adobe software from third party suppliers. The reason is to get just the app I need and no more. It comes at a price, but much less than the complete package like CS3 / 4 / 5. Because it is only one app and also it is a download only.
First up is After Effects for image stabilization and motion tracking. I can do (only) some of this with Virtual Dub and add-ons but you know - boys toys.

Has anyone experience of these guys?


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Alex GerulaitisRe: Third party sellers of Adobe - experience?
by on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:58:09 pm

Both sites (and their countless online siblings) appear to be frauds.

No physical address listed on either site, not even a phone number. Really?

The clear giveaway from their FAQ:

"Is there a need to register on the manufacturers website?

As we sell OEM programs, we have already registered our software and so there is no need for you to do this again."

That's BS. Also, I don't believe Adobe sells OEM licenses any more. Also, there's no such thing as a 32-bit edition of Adobe CS Master Collection. Some apps are 32-bit only, some - 64-bit only, and in general, CS6 requires a 64-bit computer.


Alex Gerulaitis
Systems Engineer
DV411 - Los Angeles, CA

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Todd KoprivaRe: Third party sellers of Adobe - experience?
by on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:33:50 pm

Alex is right.

There are many legitimate resellers of Adobe software, such as

The ones that you pointed to look shady to me.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
After Effects quality engineering
After Effects team blog

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Dave LaRondeRe: Third party sellers of Adobe - experience?
by on Feb 9, 2013 at 1:08:19 am

To paraphrase: if the deal seems too good to be true, it almost always is.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Chris BrownRe: Third party sellers of Adobe - experience?
by on Feb 20, 2013 at 4:15:45 pm

Many thanks guys.
The sites made me wary. I will try the second user route. I prefer old s/w because I want to use it on my laptop. It is only dual core but has a Solid Drive and e-sata so should be doable at CS3/4 level.

FWIW the videos I have made with old versions of Premiere can be seen on YouTube at /cresbydotcom - they are short documentaries but I like to add some textual &/or visual humour. Er make that puns, er would you accept whimseys?

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