a) Do you really believe that businesses based overseas, that advertise via spam are actually legitimate? What happens if you don't get anything? You may have little or no recourse if they are a "fly by night" operation b) The software definitely won't be legitimately licensed. You'll get a pirated copy at best. Cheers Ken -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Rich Points Sent: Monday, 13 March 2006 9:43 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.