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Old 02-05-2009, 03:31 AM   #1


I ran across this website looking for a version of Solidworks. I was temped to make a buy at $75 - $10 discount then something made me think this might be fishy.
Low price software Store ! Just buy it !.

Fire price Solidworks 2008 SP0.0 (1 dvd) software
You pay $65 bucks and then get a download. They claim to wholesale the software, no disc, no manual, no shipping. Hence the cost. Supposedly you get emailed the serial numbers and the download link.
Discount, cheap, OEM - Software, Save 92% Today. Just download.
I'm curious if any of you guys here have ran across this website.

I googled this, people seem to think its a scam, but nobody says they got ripped-off to my knowledge.

Maybe its just illegal pirated software...

I'm unemployed want to pick up a new skill while I'm off work. I don't want to pay too much.

Solidworks doesn't seem easy to get w/o a student or faculty status....

Any insight would be appreciated. - Thanks!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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allot of times they sell you a coa(cert of auth) and a burned disk. the problem is allot of these sites sell the same coa. if you pay via cc then if you get burned do a charge back. ;-)
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Looks like a pirate to me. Poorly written site, and the guys apostrophe key is broken "We.re able to provide the most popular retail"

 
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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I would bet my life savings that this is just a warez site trying to monetize their collection. If you buy something from them, its worse than stealing... You are paying a scammer, and the real author gets screwed. Not that I condone this, but at least if you hit the warez sites directly, you skip the middleman (scammer).

 
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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I would spend the extra money on a retail copy.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
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You fully agree to these terms and understand that OEM Software may not be liable for developers' support, updates, etc. The OEM software is a product that may be considered unlicensed by the developers. Nevertheless, OEM software is legal according to Section 117 of the US Copyright Laws
That raises red flags there. +1 on warez site trying to make cash.

 
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:16 PM   #7
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Definitely warez. The prices are way too low even for OEM software.

Adobe Creative Suite Premium sells for $1799, they are selling it for $75. I don't think the packing and manual cost over $1700.........

 
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #9

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I would spend the extra money on a retail copy.
I can't buy student copy for $75 since I'm not a student. I believe a full blown version is $4000

Fricken pisses me off.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:27 PM   #10
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Looking at your profile one would think that perhaps there is at least ONE student in your circle of friends (children, nephews, ets....).

I am curious tho'. Do you HAVE to have a student ID to purchase? I know that I have bought text books from University bookstores without an ID.

I have also found that not many of these places care if the ID is current.

 
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