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Old 09-10-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island/Mass
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I paid nearly full price online for the factory version of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. They sent me the academic version. I wouldn't mind just getting my $ back, but who knows what else they could pull. I haven't opened it yet.

Should I try to install it anyway, but the BIG question is --do I need a student email/edu to install it? I am not a student.

As a fairly recent student however, I spent several weeks seeing if there was a way to still order a student version, but with no ID anymore I decided to pay full price, or at least what I thought was a sale price. And now I get it anyway, ticks me off.

THanks..
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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If you paid full price, you should get the full version. Unless it was just a picking error, they could be buying academic software cheap and selling it for full price. Big no-no. I bought Lightroom through an academic reseller because my wife was enrolled in a college class at the time and I didn't have any problems installing it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Who is "they"? Contact "them" and demand a refund, and don't buy from "them" again.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Big no-no is right. It seems shady, which is why i am hesitant to send it back and ask for my money back.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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"Baseline Software"
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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Big no-no is right. It seems shady, which is why i am hesitant to send it back and ask for my money back.
Which is probably what they're counting on, people not wanting to make a stink.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Oddly enough they seem to get pretty good reviews.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I'd send it back and get a refund. There was one company that was giving academic versions when people paid for regular versions and Microsoft sued them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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You should go for a refund, and if they refuse, dispute the transaction with your credit card company citing not getting the product you paid for.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Thanks, that's what I'll do; appreciated...
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