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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by unnamed, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. unnamed

    unnamed Registered Member

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    you bought some software, you exchange it for some other software of about the same price (you go to the official website and check the price)
    win win situation for everybody
    only legitimate keys should be used, not ones generated by keygens
    element of trust involved, what if the other person does not send the key,or pirated key, or lied/exaggerated about the subscription time

    what do you think? good way to save money?
     
  2. dw426

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    I'm so tired that I barely read this, but I THINK you're talking about a legit trade of software, so, sure, it would be a great way to save some cash and get the software you need/want. However, some technical issues may come up. You may have problems with licenses that are tied to a certain IP address/machine, or tied to the other person in another way. You also at the same time may run into legal issues with regards to EULAs. On the surface, it seems a good idea, but do some investigating first. Besides, in a way it's kind of silly now that I've woke up slightly. Because, why would a person buy software they didn't need just to trade it for something they do? Any other way and you're going to maybe run into the problems I mentioned.
     
  3. BlueZannetti

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    Some technical issues? You haven't even scratched the surface here. Pragmatically speaking, it's unworkable due to the downside potential exceeding the upside potential by a large margin and I'm completely ignoring EULA issues if a vendor wished to press them if appropriate.

    Blue
     
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    I buy turbotax for 2008 and do my taxes early - I am forever done with this software by Feb 15. It seems unfair that I would be allowed to pass it along to another person in exchange for something of value.

    Of course, that is purely hypothetical - I will be sweating my taxes on April 15th like most other people.:'(
     
  5. n8chavez

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    How in the world could you think that anything other than that. You bought the software to accomplish a specific task, and that task has been completed. You do ont have the right to then barder that software for something else. If, perhaps, you had not done your taxes with it that might be a different situation. But you have.

    Push the envelope all you want people. Stealing is stealing, regardless of situation or semantics.
     
  6. LenC

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    Maybe you should read my post more carefully before ranting. I was agreeing with you.
     
  7. n8chavez

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    Same to you, as I was agreeing with you.
     
  8. dw426

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    Now that I'm completely rested, yes, this idea just plain isn't kosher and wouldn't work.
     
  9. LenC

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    My sincere apology - I misinterpreted your response:oops:
     
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    No worries.
     
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