I am in the market for Adobe CS5 or CS5.5 (the former would be fine as html5 features in dreamweaver aren't critical to my needs). I'm looking around to get the best price.. using pricewatch.com. I found a company that is selling the suite for 50% cheaper than the competition. I'm looking at this site with great reservation as I'm the type to pay full price just to guarantee the real deal.
I've researched the site on google and there are nothing but good reviews, no complaints according to the BBB... so, I'm taking the site a little more serious. I was reading a few reviews, and some guy bought software from their and complained that their particular adobe program arrived in a generic box without manuals. This was the company's reply:
"Adobe no longer provides manuals with thier products in the CS5 editions. That is why a manual was not with the box. If you wish to purchase a manual, you have to purchase them seperately and you are able to do this on Adobe's website. This order was for a Photoshop EXT and we gave an upgrade to Web Premium, which is a $400.00 upgrade in programs. The package was not the Photoshop Package it was the Web Premium Package. All of our software is new."
My adobe software is pretty ancient and DOES come with some seriously hefty manuals. I really can't speak for their recent packaging. Is this a red flag or is there any substance to this statement...?