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Is this a scam?

by artcocorina / January 16, 2012 12:52 AM PST

Please help. I'm trying to find a combination of a good deal and a thrustworthy seller for Adobe CS5. This package is hundreds of euros more expensive here than in the US. I can't get it here through Adobe, but Adobe allows European users to use it, offers no support, but I can do without! - offers a good deal.

Suspicious of bargains I checked, contacted their customer info if the packages are complete and full (Yes, they said) - they do not offer only downloads, boxes too. And you can use paypall, so they cannot steal your cc info.

What more can I do? No one I know has bought there. Is this legit? Should I then order a box, to be sure, or would a download give the same security? What security should I look for?

How do I see the difference between a good deal and a scam?

Thanks in advance,

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This is and was too easy to figure out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2012 3:25 AM PST

If you check with Adobe you can get a toll free number to ask if they are a valid vendor of electronic only sales.

If they are not, you are out the money if there is any issue.

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by artcocorina / January 16, 2012 5:55 AM PST

Thanks, not so easy - for me here in Europe - to figure out, since there is no toll free number here. Wink And the Adobe site tries to forward me away from the US to the local version... but I found a page: and they are not listed there. Too bad, might have been too good to be true after all...

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