No hard data, but wouldn't trust any company that spams me offering "Ch3ap S0f-twar3!!!" I say you fork over your $150 and let us know what happens ;) Paul -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Rich Points Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 11:43 AM To: thelist Subject: [thelist] cheap software spam - how do they do it? Hi, Like many of you I've been spammed a million times over the years with advertisements for cheap name brand software. Well the time has come for me to buy some software and I'm checking these places out and wondering how they offer such cheap prices. I'm looking at Adobe Suite which retails for $1,200 and they are offering it for $150. I've read through their policies and what they do is let you download the software and that's about it. You don't get a license, no disk, you can't register and you may or may not get product updates. This is acceptable to me for the most part but I'm just wondering if there is a scam here or what. Thanks Rich -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !