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    fraser
    fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM

    Has anyone bought software from UKtechstore or isoftware, both of whom are offering CS6 for under 400?

    I tend to the view that the prices are suspicious but, on the other hand, may be too good to miss. As usual, google searches bring up contradictory information so if anyone here can shed any light I'd be grateful.

    Fraser

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    sitan1
    sitan1  6490 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

    Try this link if you have children in full time education you can save loads of cash.
    photoshop cs6
    You can download the software or order the disc.
    It's where I get my stuff and totally legit.
    Hope this helps someone Grin

    sitan1
    sitan1  6490 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

    Just checked CS6 is disc only sorry but most other stuff is downloadable.
    Anyway worth the wait for the price

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Jan 2013 - 11:24 AM

    I think the likelihood is that you'd be buying an American version of CS6, and I don't know how legit that is. Certainly Adobe don't allow any overseas purchasing from their online store. At the same time their 'export rules' don't seem to specifically prohibit it, subject to local governing laws and embargoed countries.

    fraser
    fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

    Thanks Sitan and Glen. Unfortunately I don't have a full time student in the family so can't go down that route. AS for the american version I'll do a bit more research to see if that could be an issue.

    sitan1
    sitan1  6490 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM

    Can't you borrow a student, maybe a relative,(cousin perhaps) just keep them in a cupboard lol.

    LesleyJ
    LesleyJ  7144 forum posts England
    2 Feb 2013 - 10:43 PM

    I have just bought the student version. Under 200 from Adobe UK website for CS6 extended. (2 sons Still at secondary School) One doing Art so he will prob us it for his photgraphy/didgital art assignment.

    LV426
    LV426  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Feb 2013 - 11:34 PM

    If you go on the Adobe.com website you can "Rent" or "Subcribe" a version of PS6 for a year. That's around 18 a month. So that's around 220 a Year!
    Not bad if you ask me.
    You get PS6 (32 + 64 version) and Bridge6

    Last Modified By LV426 at 7 Feb 2013 - 11:36 PM
    fraser
    fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 11:38 AM

    Thanks all for your comments. Ended up getting CS5 (full registered version) for just under 400. A bit more than the student version of CS6 but it does the job for me.

    LV426 - I had thought about the subscription service but my internet connection is dog slow so I didn't want to rely on a cloud-based service.

    Fraser

    pmorgan
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 11:55 AM


    Quote: I had thought about the subscription service but my internet connection is dog slow so I didn't want to rely on a cloud-based service.


    Not sure if it will influence your decision, but the software does actually get installed on your PC the cloud element is just for license checks. You also get 20GB of storage.

    fraser
    fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 12:19 PM

    Too late Paul, the deed is done.

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

    I couldn't see enough change in CS6 to tempt me to subscribe, as an existing CS5 owner, and generally the idea of Adobe leaching money from me every month is less attractive than having to occasionally chuck large sums of money at them. Hopefully it'll still be possible to upgrade every two versions, although as Adobe have already yanked on that particular rug it seems far from certain.

    Dave_Canon
    8 Feb 2013 - 2:31 PM

    Though I have just upgraded from CS4 to CS6, I have not found anything significant that was worth the 180. To be honest I do most of my editing in LR4 using Oloneo and Topaz so PS is only used for a few things most of which could be done in an earlier version or Elements. I only upgraded because, if I did not do so before 31 Dec, I would not be able to do so. There would now have to be something amazing to persuade me to update again or use the subscription service.

    Dave

    wasper
    wasper e2 Member 8532 forum postswasper vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 2:36 PM

    Or share the student version with another user. After all adobe allows 2 machines to use the same serial no. So you half the cost of the student version.

    Last Modified By wasper at 8 Feb 2013 - 2:37 PM
    Jestertheclown


    Quote: After all adobe allows 2 machines to use the same serial no.

    But not, as I understand it, at the same time. That could be a stumbling block.

    Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 8 Feb 2013 - 6:40 PM
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