I’m trying to find a good deal on Dreamweaver MX 2004, since I don’t want to drop $400 on it (I’m cheap). I head over to eBay to see what I can find, and see lots of dealls for $200 – $300.
However, every single one of these deals is for the academic version of the product — the one where students and educators can use it at a reduced price. I emailed one of the guys to ask how he knew I was a student. His response:
I don’t know and I don’t care. That’s between you and Macromedia.
Nice. This must be a huge problem for software companies, because there’s a lively business going on selling academic versions as the “real” thing. Since there’s nothing but the honor system standing between a buyer and some cheap software, I’m sure a lot of people suddenly become “students” for the 15 minutes it takes to make the purchase.
Being the stand-up guy I am, I passed. Anyone know where I can get it cheaper than $400?