I hope that this is OK to post a “want to buy” something thread…
I’ve been using Inkscape so far, and while fairly happy with it, the I do find it a bit non-sensical and have been having some stability issues.
Well, I decided to step up to Adobe Illustrator (and potentially the rest of the Suite), and unfortunately decided to do so JUST AFTER the big Creative Cloud discount that Adobe just ended on March 1st. $52.99 / month is a bit more than I want to spend, so I thought I’d look for perpetual licenses for CS5 or CS6.
Looking at eBay and other sources, it’s pretty clear that nearly everything there is bootlegged (or at least very questionable, so that’s pretty much a no-go for me.
Based on my research, it appears that standard (non educational) licenses are legally transferrable, if you follow Adobe’s full policy, which includes both the original licensee and the party (me) filling out the paperwork (and having it accepted).
Because this is (at least at this time) just a hobby / a bit of a side business for me (my corporate job keeps me very busy), I thought I would ask this group to see if anyone has moved to Creative Cloud and has a fully legal instance CS5 or CS6 (discs, key, etc.) that they would like to sell (with the condition of handling all of the proper transfer paperwork as part of the sale).
(I can use either Mac or Windows versions, based on my current setup, but am leaning to Mac, if that makes any difference.)
If you have one you would be interested in selling, let me know via PM.
If anyone has other suggestions on where to find a LEGAL copy, please reply to the post.
(and if this is not appropriate, please let me know and / or just kill the thread.)