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has anyone ever used these sites? (ordering 3ds max content)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:11 pm
by confusedinNC
I figure this is the most appropriate place to put a topic like this, if not, i apologize.

I came across these two sites today while looking into potentially purchasing Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. from the description on the websites, they are OEM providers, and essentially they offer a discount price for the convenience of purchasing and immediately downloading the product, and you do not receive a package with manual/cd/instructions/ etc... and this is why it is so cheap, however they have these programs for between $60 and $150... for programs that are $4,000 pluss from the manufacturer. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

is this legit? ive never really heard of something like this... and im not extremely computer savvy... so... thoughts? experience? please fill me in!

these are the two sites i came across today

Edited by Frederik: Since the web-sites linked to are obviously software piracy, I've removed them... :!:
Moved to the Off Topic section

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:21 pm
by notareal
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
...not that I know if this is the case now, but I would carefully look if a expensive program is sold in couple of dollars.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:32 pm
by Frederik
Those sites are definitely not selling legit software...!!!

Please be aware that although they claim to sell OEM versions, without printed manuals, support or alike, you need to make sure that you as a minimum get a Genuine Authenticity sticker with the software you purchase... :!:

This is not the case here...!!!

You can Google these sites and see that there's a lot of warnings that these sites are well known for software piracy... :!:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:46 pm
by notareal
Agree with Frederik. The little I bothered to look on these... with Google and available domain info... states pirated software.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:47 am
by Rafa
Of course there is the Free option. Sketchup, TrueSpace, Blender, GMax, Wings.