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Best Place to Buy CS 6


Witterings

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Does anyone know the best place to buy a genuine copy of CS6, I've seen a few "discounted sites" that I wonder if they're selling rookie versions which I'd rather steer clear of and what's the difference between the standard and extended versions?

A lot of them also seem to be downloads which I've always been a bit wary of but as someone mentioned if you burn it onto a CD you've got a copy of on disk anyway so there's not really any difference.

Any help and links to "trusted sites" would be greatly appreciated.
 

MikeMc

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Most reputable photographic houses may still have a boxed copy.....sealed from Adobe, I know B&H photo shows CS6 in the catalog BUT it sells for $999.00....

I might suggest looking into CC2015....
 

Witterings

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You can still buy the full version or upgrade from Adobe

This is really why I was asking though they list CS6 at £644.40 (£921 for extended) and yet some retailers are quoting approx £260 for a standard downloaded version and £290 for extended, supposedly discounted from approx £490 for standard???

I know you can buy it on subscription as well which would include updates but lets be honest they just see it as a way of extracting more money from you over time so would rather buy the stand alone version before they become "unavailable"
 

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I checked Newegg and Amazon and there's nothing there.
Ebay has some bargains if you're comfortable buying there but the only place I know to get a guaranteed 100% official copy is Adobe.com
Good Luck
 

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If you are upgrading from any of: Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended or Acrobat X Suite
you can get CS6 from Adobe for $199 US. Otherwise it is full price at $699 US from Adobe.

If you want to spend the time and energy to take the time and risk to purchase from a non-Adobe source, make sure you have an iron clad return policy if the serial number/activation do not work. Without Adobe or return policy your are driving without a seat belt IMHO.
 

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I've use this site whenever I buy something online and I never had a problem the retailers chose.
Buy Tech Solutions wasn't reviewed by the site but maybe it will help you with other sites.

I assume you don't have any product you can upgrade from so why not go with the $9.99 Photoshop CC plan.
You'll always be working with the most current versions of Lightroom and Photoshop and it'll take almost 6 years to get to the $699 of what's already a 3 year old product with no support or support that's ending soon.

Good Luck
 

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I left that other site well alone as my thinking was in gedtsar's camp and if it looks too good along to be true ............

Unfortunately I don't have anything to upgrade from apart from already owning Lightroom, guess I've just got to decide whether bite the bullet and pay the whole amount or do teh monthly scheme, I guess I just prefer "owning" rather than renting.

Thank to everyone for your help and input though it really is appreciated!!
 
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Actual disks are going to get harder and harder to find, as Adobe has switched to the cloud. If you find a legit one, snap it up!
 

Steve

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............ guess I've just got to decide whether bite the bullet and pay the whole amount or do teh monthly scheme, I guess I just prefer "owning" rather than renting ............
I hear you and agree to a point, I know what you mean but you actually never own software, you purchase a license to use it.
But like you I prefer to purchase a lifetime license rather than a month by month license.

I don't need the most current and most up to date version because I use Photoshop for photography.
In you're case I think the subscription makes sense financially and there are probably additional savings if you pay annually.
Cheers,
Steve
 

MrToM

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...and there are probably additional savings if you pay annually...
Yeah....I've been wondering what to do with my 54pence this year...just can't decide. :rofl:

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Regards.
MrToM.
 

IamSam

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How much is a bag of your favorite crisps?
 

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