Cheap PhotoShop CS2 key on Ebay

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jasen, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Jasen

    Jasen Guest

    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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    Wm H Guest

    It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so cheap???
    > Stealing?
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >
    > Jasen
    >
    Wm H, Jan 24, 2006
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  3. Jasen

    Jasen Guest

    "Wm H" <> wrote in message
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    > It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?
    >


    No. my username is Jasen1970 on Ebay. All I want to know is if I should
    avoid this seller because of legitimacy issues. I have a feeling that
    buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program might
    mean I could be buying a stolen product.


    > "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    > news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    >> Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it
    >> is so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version.
    >> A number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no
    >> immediate problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys
    >> so cheap??? Stealing?
    >>
    >> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >>
    >> Jasen
    >>

    >
    >
    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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  4. Jasen

    Poxy Guest

    Jasen wrote:
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as
    > it is so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full
    > version. A number of people have apparently bought it from this guy
    > with no immediate problems. How does someone get a hold of these
    > activation keys so cheap??? Stealing?
    >
    >

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    My guess is that he has some kind of key generating software, although it is
    a kind of brazen thing to do - if they are illegitimate I imagine Adobe will
    identify the dodgy keys and block them from upgrades.
    Poxy, Jan 24, 2006
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  5. Jasen

    george Guest

    Then why not email the link to Adobe while there is still time on the
    auction. If it disappears abruptly, there is your answer.

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63812$0$3542$...
    >
    > "Wm H" <> wrote in message
    > news:XAqBf.21704$...
    >> It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?
    >>

    >
    > No. my username is Jasen1970 on Ebay. All I want to know is if I should
    > avoid this seller because of legitimacy issues. I have a feeling that
    > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program
    > might mean I could be buying a stolen product.
    >
    >
    >> "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    >> news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    >>> Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it
    >>> is so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full
    >>> version. A number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with
    >>> no immediate problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation
    >>> keys so cheap??? Stealing?
    >>>
    >>> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >>>
    >>> Jasen
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    george, Jan 24, 2006
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    Battleax Guest

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63812$0$3542$...
    >
    > "Wm H" <> wrote in message
    > news:XAqBf.21704$...
    >> It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?
    >>

    >
    > No. my username is Jasen1970 on Ebay. All I want to know is if I should
    > avoid this seller because of legitimacy issues. I have a feeling that
    > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program
    > might mean I could be buying a stolen product.



    No kidding. Of course it's not a valid product
    Battleax, Jan 24, 2006
    #6
  7. Not only is there no chance of it being legal....if you are going to steal
    you should not pay too!

    --
    Thanks,
    Gene Palmiter
    (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    freebridge design group

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so
    > cheap??? Stealing?
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >
    > Jasen
    >
    Gene Palmiter, Jan 24, 2006
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  8. Jasen

    cimawr Guest

    Jasen wrote:
    > "Wm H" <> wrote in message
    > news:XAqBf.21704$...
    > > It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?
    > >

    >
    > No. my username is Jasen1970 on Ebay. All I want to know is if I should
    > avoid this seller because of legitimacy issues. I have a feeling that
    > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program might
    > mean I could be buying a stolen product.
    >
    >
    > > "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    > > news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > >> Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it
    > >> is so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version.
    > >> A number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no
    > >> immediate problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys
    > >> so cheap??? Stealing?
    > >>
    > >> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    > >>
    > >> Jasen
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    cimawr, Jan 24, 2006
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  9. Jasen wrote:

    > I have a
    > feeling that buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally
    > expensive program might mean I could be buying a stolen product.


    Does the phrase "Well, duh!" ring a bell?
    Eric Schreiber, Jan 24, 2006
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  10. Jasen

    cimawr Guest

    cimawr wrote:

    ARGH! Damn Google... here's what I *meant to post:

    Jasen" <> wrote:

    >> I have a feeling that
    > > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program might
    > > mean I could be buying a stolen product.


    You wouldn't actually be buying a *product* - all you'd get for your
    money would be an e-mail with a serial number in it.
    Which it's illegal for anyone but Adobe to sell serial numbers (he's
    probably producing counterfeits with a key-gen program), but it's not
    precisely selling "stolen goods".

    Incidentally, it's also entirely possible that he's selling random
    strings of numbers that won't even work; who's going to complain about
    being scammed when they buy something they KNOW is illegal?
    cimawr, Jan 24, 2006
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  11. Jasen

    baldycotton Guest

    On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:56:47 +1000, "Jasen" <>
    wrote:
    >A number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    >problems.


    I don't believe it.
    baldycotton, Jan 24, 2006
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  12. Jasen

    Guest

    Jasen wrote:
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so cheap???
    > Stealing?


    I am not even sure he is actually selling activation keys in the first
    place. His instructions say that he will email the key *once* he has
    received payment.

    If you look at his feedbacks (all 81 of them) he has 100% positive
    feedback. But 75% of those feedbacks are from him *buying stuff* before
    January of this year. The remaining 25% of positive feedbacks are
    mainly from selling the CS2 keys since the middle of January.

    But one additional thing that screams scammer to me is that he has
    received positive feedbacks from fpv.41t on 6-Jan and paulag100 on
    28-Dec for two seperate auctions for what looks like same *single* item
    ( A ford escort bumper bar).

    Also he had 2 seperate auctions going for the CS2 keys, one started
    18-Jan, the other started 19-Jan.
    , Jan 24, 2006
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  13. Jasen

    Eric Miller Guest

    "cimawr" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > cimawr wrote:
    >
    > ARGH! Damn Google... here's what I *meant to post:
    >
    > Jasen" <> wrote:
    >
    >>> I have a feeling that
    >> > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program
    >> > might
    >> > mean I could be buying a stolen product.

    >
    > You wouldn't actually be buying a *product* - all you'd get for your
    > money would be an e-mail with a serial number in it.
    > Which it's illegal for anyone but Adobe to sell serial numbers (he's
    > probably producing counterfeits with a key-gen program), but it's not
    > precisely selling "stolen goods".
    >
    > Incidentally, it's also entirely possible that he's selling random
    > strings of numbers that won't even work; who's going to complain about
    > being scammed when they buy something they KNOW is illegal?
    >


    That raises an interesting question. If its not a valid key, then is it
    really illegal to sell it? (Aside from the Fraud issues, of course) So, if
    its not valid, then why wouldn't the purchaser's complain of being defrauded
    other than fear of embarassment?

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Jan 24, 2006
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    Rick S. Guest

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so cheap???
    > Stealing?
    >
    >

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Keygens are distributed with most warez versions of PS, including
    CS2. These keygens can generate an infinite number of "valid"
    keys (of course none of them are legitimate, but CS2 will see them
    as valid).

    The guy's a crook, plain and simple.
    Rick S., Jan 24, 2006
    #14
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    Dave Guest

    "Eric Miller" <> wrote in message
    news:LqtBf.6859$...
    >
    > "cimawr" <> wrote in message
    > ne.googlegroups.com...
    > >
    > > cimawr wrote:
    > >
    > > ARGH! Damn Google... here's what I *meant to post:
    > >
    > > Jasen" <> wrote:
    > >
    > >>> I have a feeling that
    > >> > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program
    > >> > might
    > >> > mean I could be buying a stolen product.

    > >
    > > You wouldn't actually be buying a *product* - all you'd get for your
    > > money would be an e-mail with a serial number in it.
    > > Which it's illegal for anyone but Adobe to sell serial numbers (he's
    > > probably producing counterfeits with a key-gen program), but it's not
    > > precisely selling "stolen goods".
    > >
    > > Incidentally, it's also entirely possible that he's selling random
    > > strings of numbers that won't even work; who's going to complain about
    > > being scammed when they buy something they KNOW is illegal?
    > >

    >
    > That raises an interesting question. If its not a valid key, then is it
    > really illegal to sell it? (Aside from the Fraud issues, of course) So, if
    > its not valid, then why wouldn't the purchaser's complain of being

    defrauded
    > other than fear of embarassment?
    >
    > Eric Miller


    the buyer could complain and if a paypal transaction get reimbursed but the
    ebay listing shows plenty of prior buyers for this dubious "product". I
    wonder why ebay or adobe is not complaining about this obvious illegal
    listing.
    Dave, Jan 24, 2006
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  16. Sounds shakey to me...

    -Larry

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so
    > cheap??? Stealing?
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >
    > Jasen
    >
    Larry \(The Other Larry\), Jan 24, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    >Keygens are distributed with most warez versions of PS, including
    >CS2. These keygens can generate an infinite number of "valid"
    >keys (of course none of them are legitimate, but CS2 will see them
    >as valid).


    >The guy's a crook, plain and simple.


    No doubt.
    Selling something you can download for free is lower than dirt.
    What a scumbag.
    Annika1980, Jan 24, 2006
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    Gormless Guest

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63812$0$3542$...
    >
    > "Wm H" <> wrote in message
    > news:XAqBf.21704$...
    > > It wouldn't be YOUR listing, would it, matey?
    > >

    >
    > No. my username is Jasen1970 on Ebay. All I want to know is if I should
    > avoid this seller because of legitimacy issues. I have a feeling that
    > buying an activation Key costing $20 for a normally expensive program

    might
    > mean I could be buying a stolen product.
    >

    I have no doubt it's a genuine Adobe product and they are just having a
    clearance sale.
    Where do you get the 'could' from? I would think it's pretty bloody obvious.
    Gormless, Jan 24, 2006
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  19. > Selling something you can download for free is lower than dirt.
    > What a scumbag.




    First I'm not going to get up on my high horse here about piracy. I have
    been known to be a bit of a captain feathersword myself.


    I'm just questioning the statement above.

    Do you mean, Taking money from someone when they can illegally download the
    same thing for free is lower than dirt? You mean kind of like the equivalent
    of someone selling you a stolen VCR in the pub and then charging you extra
    for the remote control?

    How dare they!!

    :0D
    Steve Franklin, Jan 24, 2006
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  20. Jasen

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    The activation key is not available for sale anywhere, much less for $20.
    This is a either a rip off or illegal.

    "Jasen" <> wrote in message
    news:43d63225$0$3568$...
    > Any ideas whether this is legitimate or not. Might be suspicious as it is
    > so cheap for software that sells for around $700 for the full version. A
    > number of people have apparently bought it from this guy with no immediate
    > problems. How does someone get a hold of these activation keys so
    > cheap??? Stealing?
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adobe-Photos...yZ111506QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >
    > Jasen
    >
    Kinon O'Cann, Jan 24, 2006
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