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Buying used photoshop cs2 - Scam?

 
StinkyGoalieGuy
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Nov 30, 2007 14:37 |  #1

If somebody is advertising photoshop CS2 for sale at $80, does that smell of "scam"? Too good to be true?

They claim it's never been used and comes will all the registration paperwork etc. They also say it's the full program.

I would do the exchange in person.

Could they give me a bogus copy somehow? Or it's already registered and I won't be able to install it on my PC?

The other fishy part is they want paypal only for "security reasons". Maybe their MO is they want payment first and then they never meet me. Of course I would never do that.

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Nov 30, 2007 14:39 |  #2
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its probably a real copy with a serial number from a key gen

its not legit, even student pricing is about double that.




  
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Nov 30, 2007 14:42 |  #3

viperx27 wrote in post #4414691 (external link)
its probably a real copy with a serial number from a key gen

its not legit, even student pricing is about double that.

Can you expand on that? What do you mean by "key gen". Does that mean it works, but it's not actually generated from Adobe?




  
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Nov 30, 2007 14:49 |  #4

As them if they will sign the paperwork required by Adobe to transfer the license.

http://kb.adobe.com …rnalId=tn_15281​&sliceId=2 (external link)


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Nov 30, 2007 14:53 |  #5

StinkyGoalieGuy wrote in post #4414708 (external link)
Can you expand on that? What do you mean by "key gen". Does that mean it works, but it's not actually generated from Adobe?

Correct.

A keygen will generate a random but "correct" serial number.

The problem would be that CS2 also requires secondary activation, which would probably toss out a keygen'd serial number.

Simple way to tell if its probably legit. Does it come with all the original manuals and CD? If so, then chances are low (but not zero) that its a scam. If no manuals/CD (or only copies) I would avoid it. Make double sure the CD is an original. I've seen CD printers that pump out some amazingly great artwork, but a CD-R disk is a dead give away.




  
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Nov 30, 2007 14:55 |  #6

Its probably a scam on it being real. But most likely it will work. There are free copies everywhere. Extremely easy to download. Just matters if you mind having a pirated version. (I am not condoning it ;) )

They probably made their own copy (for free) and are selling for a profit.


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Nov 30, 2007 15:04 |  #7

[QUOTE=mbellot;4414754​]Correct.

The problem would be that CS2 also requires secondary activation, which would probably toss out a keygen'd serial number.

Why does it require secondary activation? When CS2/3 is loaded it gives you the option to register or not. And if you don't register it, it still updates.


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