GreatEscapeStores.com Complaint - Ripped Off By Great Escape Stores Also Known As Activistnation.com When Buying Used Software

Review by Coffkidd on 2009-12-15
Thru contacting Adobe, I found that you can legally buy used adobe software. The seller must deactivate the product, but it can be done. Upon looking for used Adobe software I found http://www.greatescapestores.com/ where they were offering used Adobe software right along side new. I assumed it was legal since you were buying thru paypal. When I got my software in the mail...it was a joke. No only was it pirated...they didn't even try to pretend like it wasn't. Homemade labels on the discs, homemade cover in the cases, and a note of which of the 3 serials "should" work. Also a note saying "Do NOT open up a CS4 program after installation is finished. Use Activation disc immediately after.

Once I found out it was pirated, I tried every way to contact them and get my money back. They refused to respond. Likewise, PayPal refused to do anything either. So don't think that just because you buy from Paypal you are protected...you are not.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-02-11
Posted by Pepper on 2010-02-11:

report them to adobe
Posted by MRM on 2010-02-11:
Get your free legitimate copy Adobe CS4 right here _________________ !
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-11:
Adobe. makes it a pain in the arse to download any of their trial software. Took me days to get their crappy download manger to work so i could download illustrator.
Posted by MRM on 2010-02-11:
Wally, you could turn the trial version of Illustrator into a fully functional version by installing this patch!
Stay tuned to find out how!
Posted by Pepper on 2010-02-11:
be a student.

then you can buy the stuff for dirt cheap.
i can't really afford it now but since i'm a returning college student i could buy the their stuff at like 1/5 the price.
Posted by MRM on 2010-02-11:
C'mon PepperElf and join club! Get a Mac version of free Adobe softwares right here __________________ !
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-11:
LOL MRM. Did you get spanked for posting links or something? Give up the goods!
Posted by Pepper on 2010-02-11:
naw i'm fine. i can use the college computers for that.

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