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Soft Supreme Online Shop

Dec 11, 2010 6:02PM PST

does anybody know the Soft Supreme Online Shop ( It offers loads of software downloads for unbeatable prices like Office 2010 Home and Business for just 60$. I would like to buy there but hesitate as it sounds a little bit to cheap. They claim to be Microsoft Gold partner.
Thanks for your advice.

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Looks like
Dec 11, 2010 6:19PM PST

another one for my list, here;

That is a list of scam sites.

What I see from that site;

1] The 'certificates', (also one for C|NET Certified Stores), are images only, not clickable, so there is no way to confirm their validity.

2] About Us I reckon I've seen that image before. That office complex seems to pop up all over the place.

3] Their Terms & Conditions includes the following;

2.3 The software we sell is packed into archives, which contain FULL BACKUP COPIES of original licensed software which have .zip format (to open them You need WinZip software);
2.4 The software is in the English language only!
2.5 Software cannot be registered on-line due to certain limitations;
2.6 You will not be able to receive any printed license confirmation;
2.7 You will not receive any CD/DVD, we neither sell CD`s nor ship them
; 2.8 Some software includes ISO files (iso - CD image ) . You need to burn this type of files on CD/DVD and start a setup from a CD. You will get all directions for burning CDs/DVDs

This means.

Downloadable only and you need WinZip to extract them. Genuine software is never zipped.

Only English. Genuine software has language options.

Software cannot be registered online. Why? because it is pirated.

Will not receive any license information. Yep, because it is pirated.

CD/DVD versions not available. Why not? The genuine versions can be purchased in CD/DVD format.

Some software is in ISO format. Genuine versions are never in ISO format.

Your choice here. But if you give them your credit card or debit card details I wish you luck.


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Soft Supreme ok for me
Dec 27, 2010 7:24AM PST

I purchased two copies of Microsoft project and they work fine.

I had to burn the install cd but the provided instructions were concise and clear.

No un-toward charges on our card.

Our spam filter blocked the emailed download link. I called for support and they responded within a a minute or two and I had them send to alternate email just fine.

If they are not legitimate I would suspect that Microsoft would be on them like stink n you know what. Especially since they claim to be a Microsoft Certified partner.

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SoftSupreme experience
Jan 8, 2011 5:30PM PST

Hi everyone,

I purchased Windows 7 Professional 64-bit from softsupreme yesterday. I received a product key so assumed that it would work on a win 7 full install which I already had. I tried and the key did not work so I phoned Microsoft and they said the key was not for that product. I then sent a query to the support customer area on softsupreme website and got a response by the time I woke up the next day (after a night of freaking out that I had been conned wishing I had come to this forum earlier Wink

The key, as it turns out, is embedded within their software which you MUST download from the link(s) they provide upon purchase (otherwise won't work on other install). Anyway, I did that and didn't even have to enter a product key when I installed it. It is activated by Microsoft and everything works perfectly. 99 dollars = great value for full windows 7!!!

Anyway, no problem from me, I say give it a go. It is OEM software which is why it is so cheap - look it up.

Piece out


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Interesting.. I went to the vendor's site and found
Jan 8, 2011 10:02PM PST

NO COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE whatsoever such as MS Windows, MS Office, etc., for sale.


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Intreresting .. I went to that site also
Jan 8, 2011 10:32PM PST

and did find a lot of commercial software (like Microsoft Visual Studio 10 for $400 in stead of $12,000).


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(NT) Did you use the name as referenced at post 1 ?
Jan 8, 2011 10:34PM PST
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Jan 8, 2011 10:44PM PST
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Kees, G33Banger
Jan 8, 2011 11:53PM PST

What I was seeing was entirely different. It was an IT Company with an address in Vienna VA and another in India(?). I'll try to find it and post the link.

Thanks ...definitely different than what I saw originally !


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so is it legitimate?
Jan 19, 2011 11:02AM PST

Has anybody else had good results from this place?

The two people posting in the affirmative don't have any other posts at all... makes me wonder.

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If you're asking me
Jan 19, 2011 7:48PM PST

then I have to say No, they are not legitimate, for the reasons I gave above.

But the final decision is yours.


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Jan 19, 2011 10:00PM PST

Looks like I might have dodged a bullet with this site.

As you have said.. If it sounds to good to be true.. it probably is.

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Jan 27, 2011 8:21AM PST

I understand that it may appear odd that these are my only posts however I actually signed up to cnet just to post on here that I had bought from softsupreme and they were legit. After I had bought I was worried I had been duped so I did what I should have earlier and surfed the net and came across this thread saying negative things. Then it turned out to be good and so I signed up to say as much to help others in my position looking to buy.

Your choice to believe or not. My experience is positive.

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Jan 27, 2011 8:25AM PST
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I purchased!
Jan 27, 2011 4:05AM PST

Hi westmd!

I actually purchased this product a month ago. I was extremely skeptical at first, but after emailing back and forth with the company about the pros and cons, I decided to purchase. It was a GREAT purchase for me! Everything worked smoothly. Basically they send you items to download. You download the trial version, enter the product serial number, and you're in! I have not had any fraudulent activity on my credit card account. It does seem a little too good to be true, but through, you can purchase software at a huge discount. I can see how the company can get the price down so low without packaging and shipping costs.

I hope you have a great experience as I have!

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Jury Still Out!
Jan 31, 2011 11:42PM PST

Greetings. I am "mid-stream" with problem with SOFT SUPREME. Trend Micro flagged site, which I went around. Trend is not always correct, I've discovered. I went around Trend because A. There was a "bricks and mortar" address. B. Telephone link which I tried. Ordered PS Elements 8.0 Followed instructions. Turns out to be a TRIAL version. When I entered serial number, came up invalid. So I entered a trouble ticket with SOFT. They promptly responded with a work around: adobe.fix.ex_ which allowed next screen, which was "This is a product upgrade from previous. Supply previous product name and SN." So I ran adobe.fix ex_ again, and it advanced me to a splash screen warning, in big red letters: "Delayed Upgrade. Activated WITH ERRORS. 30 DAYS to Correct." PSElements 8 opened up, and I immediatedly noticed "Registration" grayed out, unavailable. So I went back to SOFT last night, and said basically, I've had it, I've notified BofA, give me a refund and we go our separate ways. That's where I am as of this writing. Obviously a TRIAL version of PhotoShop Elements 8. Must say, they are courteous. Even offered a HASSLE FREE version of PhotoShop Elements 9 for FREE. (Pass the antacid pills...)

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Feb 2, 2011 3:24AM PST

After sending me three different serial numbers, the third one worked. But be aware, these are not "full service" programs, which means you will not be eligible for customer support or updates, because you "don't exist" on the publishers system.

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In other words,
Feb 2, 2011 3:30AM PST

they are "Unauthorised copies". Or as we call them 'Pirated'.


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Be wary!
Feb 6, 2011 2:41PM PST

Just as MarkFlax points out: they do appear to be selling pirated software. You may have received software that works for you, but you have given out your credit card details to potential thieves. They may be "honest thieves" who are happy with your purchase money, however, you have no idea whether they will try to use it at another time, or sell the information to "dishonest thieves". I would recommend that you check your credit card account daily to make sure, or better yet, cancel your card and get a new one issued, if you want peace of mind.

Good luck.

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Adobe CS5
Feb 8, 2011 8:45AM PST

I purchased from there as well recently and had issues with installation. When I repeatedly mentioned how frustrated I was and how I wanted a refund they said that they wanted to help me and keep trying to get the system to work on my computer. I did and so far so good, since my husband needs it for school and me for freelance, and I've made sure my credit card is on notice in case anything else comes about. I haven't had a bad experience beyond the installation so I'd say try but make sure to use a credit card (NOT a debit card) and if you're concerned than change your number also. But make sure you can get a refund if you're unhappy with how things turn out. Again, I have no issues with the programs so far and am aware of what they offered since I'm familiar of purchasing software straight from the company.

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I got scammed
Feb 20, 2011 6:29PM PST

I too checked out this site and it all looked ok. I bought some software.
My gmail account was hacked. Spamming all my business contacts.
I started to get spoof PayPal emails asking me to click on links.
The software installed but couldn't update, the original vednor advised me that the key was faked.

Don't do it.

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Jury Still Out.
Feb 20, 2011 10:30PM PST

Well I must say, I politely requested a REFUND on the program I ordered, and they IMMEDIATELY POSTED the refund to my credit card (takes a few days)but it was there last night.

To their credit, they were never elusive throughout this process - answered my emails the very next cycle, but after going through three serial numbers, I simply asked for my money back.

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This is a Hokey site
Mar 3, 2011 9:19AM PST

This site is hokey. Their business address is supposedly in Georgia but their domain name is registered to:

Paul E Foulke ()
512 W. Main Street
Balsam Lake
Tel. +216.3019887

Creation Date: 07-Dec-2010
Expiration Date: 07-Dec-2011

Domain servers in listed order:

Server Type:nginx/0.7.65IP Address: Reverse-IP | Ping | DNS Lookup | Traceroute ASN:AS50877 IP Location: - United Kingdom - Instantexchanger Ltd Response Code:200Domain Status:Registered And Active Website

The Better Business Bureau gives it an F rating and it is NOT acredited.

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I assume that Hokey
Mar 3, 2011 9:07PM PST

means, suspect, scam, criminal, 'not to be trusted', false, etc, and not OK?


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Re: hokey
Mar 3, 2011 9:24PM PST
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Business is questionable but appears honest
Mar 31, 2011 3:11AM PDT

I placed an order with them and red flags immediately went off. Their cart doesn't use an SSL certificate (from what I can tell). The invoice has a domain listed that is invalid. They payment was processed through another company name. I was immediately concerned so I call my CC company and requested a new card.

The software requires that you download a keygen software package from a server that is know to host spyware, malware, and viruses. The serial number they gave me was not valid and Adobe confirmed this when I contacted them with my serial number and asked about the activation process I was told to use.


I contacted the company and requested a valid serial number or a refund. They were very nice and polite and offered me a full refund. It hasn't been processed yet (worse case scenario I will contest the charge) but they seem honest even if they are dealing in highly questionable software.

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Good luck with that
Mar 31, 2011 3:15AM PDT

but after everything you have said, would you do business with them again?

From your own experience, I personally would run a mile.


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It a SCAM!!!
Apr 9, 2011 7:32AM PDT

Thank GOD I viewed this thread before purchasing.. I too found it too good to be true so I decided to google soft supreme to see if it was a scam. When I came across this thread I noticed the website you all were discussing was while the site I seen was which was also soft supreme.. When I went to the About Us page in both sites the addresses were different and so was the image of there office... How are these sites still up? It's ridiculous!

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Good find.
Apr 9, 2011 9:32PM PDT

I notice in the FAQ in that web site;

3. Can I still get updates from the manufacturer's websites?

Yes you can. Our software is full and legal to upgrade unless it is mentioned in the instructions, which come with the software. You can also ask our Support team about exceptions.

I see they are now trying to cover themselves; yes the software is legal, unless it is mention in the instructions.

No commercial software company I know would offer legal software, and then tell us it is not upgradeable in instructions.

No doubt, is yet another scam site.

The About Us is easy. They just choose random addresses and random images of offices. They may even attempt to find an image of an office for the address they have chosen.

How are these sites still up? Sadly because the internet is international and there are no international rules to prevent them.

But nice work and another added to the list.


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Apr 13, 2011 2:33AM PDT

Thanks for this thread-I was about to buy off www. maindownloads .net. This and soft supreme are just the latest websites in a continuing scam series, websites which are promptly closed as soon as they are properly discovered. More info:

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Soft Supreme was not a rip off
May 9, 2011 10:43AM PDT

They worked with me to get the software installed correctly. They have a good staff and this was not some warez type of software. Sometimes a good thing is just that a good thing.