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Old 20th September 2012
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Experiences with seriously reduced OEM software purchase websites??

I was looking for the cheapest legit box of Live 8 suite and found a couple sites like: http://www.downloads-store.net
They say they are able to offer these programs at such a crazy price because it comes with NO tech support, NO printed manuals, ect.. But with $500+ price reductions who cares, right?
(Heres the Live 8 Suite link)
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Has anyone ever used a website like this??

I'm almost totally sure its bullsh*t (I imagine they are selling you hacked copies), but I figured I'd ask here and finally sign up to GS after lurking forever .

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Old 20th September 2012
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It's a scam, they sell pirated software. Stay away.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric J ➑️
It's a scam, they sell pirated software. Stay away.
Perfect. Just the conformation I was looking for thanks.

It's a wonder I've never come across one of these before .
Old 20th September 2012
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You should probably remove that link from your op so that it will not be perceived as a stealth spam.
Old 20th September 2012
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I got T-Racks 3 Standard for $50 from Musician's Friend. What happened is that I bought the original T-Racks and some how got a free upgrade from IK Multimedia. heh So, legitimate insane software deals can be had.
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Like that? Or remove the URL altogether?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Channe1 ➑️
Like that? Or remove the URL altogether?
Remove the URL altogether. I'm actually surprised this thread hasn't been reported yet, lol.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric J ➑️
Remove the URL altogether. I'm actually surprised this thread hasn't been reported yet, lol.
My bad, all.

Best go through those guidelines again

Thanks for the heads up!
Old 20th September 2012
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OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Now, it's common to have Windows or Office pre-installed on a laptop, but Microsoft has a System Builder license for that (so "OEM" as a term makes perfect sense for those pieces of software).

However, it's not common at all to have a DAW preinstalled; even DAW builders don't do that.

I have a download version of Live (as opposed to the box version) - while I do get tech support, I never got a printed manual either. Few pieces of software still have that; the manual's usually outdated before it leaves the door.
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