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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Are These Websites Legitimate For Purchasing Software?

By Matthew Silva · Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion



I found these two websites:

1) software-now.com

2) scskey.com

The first is selling Office 365 for $59 and the second is selling Windows 10 Professional for $15.22

Every other place I have looked is selling these products for $100+. Has anyone used either of these sites? Are they legitimate? I'm wondering if the price is too good to be true, and I won't get the products as advertised.

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James Murphy from Real Wisconsin Website Design
10 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not to put too fine a point on it but if it looks too good to be true....IT IS! Just using Google and asking Who Is...software-now.com bizrate.com's first two postings are saying they are a scam and not to buy from them.....

If you are looking for Free or Almost Free Software then you need to do your homework by googling open source software! Again Do Your Own Homework! There are good Open Source Software Packages Available. For Example if you are not able to afford Adobe PhotoShop no big deal. Unless you are hung up on the Adobe Name (Then you Pay For It)... (more)


Don Belmore from Hamilton Maker Space
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, May 1, 2017

I'm going to enthusiastically endorse James' comment. You will NOT find a legal version of windows for $15.

About the only way to do so, and it's perfectly legal, is to buy a used computer that comes with a legitimate installation of the OS. Some caveats though: If you buy a 'brand' name (i.e. Lenovo or HP) you will have a hard time trying to use that version of Windows on a system that is NOT the original one. They are specifically licensed for those brands and have a good chance of not authenticating to any other machine when you run your first windows... (more)


Stephen Thomas from Elygantthings
10 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I am glad that you mentioned Gimp. I actually have the app. I admit that I haven't used it to the best of my abilities or at all. I just wanted to say that you are spot on with your assesment about Gimp. I recently updated to the next version. It is very cool. A lot of features and if you have the time to learn. You can create some amazing content.


Patrick Sweeney from PrintBidz: Print Marketing Partners
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 24, 2017

I'm local here in La Mesa... I have an unlimited installation license... for Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition ( business version originally valued @ over $700 )... consisting of all 11 Office Applications... not 3, not 5, not 7, but all 11 office applications... WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWER POINT, PROJECT, PUBLISHER, GROOVE, INFO PATH, ONE NOTE, PICTURE MGR, ETC... and NO annual subscription renewal fees... a one time install - good forever... I install it all the time on clients who bring me their laptops and desktops for troubleshooting, upgrading,... (more)

Ronda Tappan from Tappan Solutions
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, July 23, 2017

I was just going through these forums. MS Office 365 is priced per user for the type of subscription you are looking for. There is no need to go through another company. Just go directly to Microsoft. Follow this link: https://portal.office.com/partner/partnersignup.as...

Also, visit office365.com and compare the different options. You can call us anytime for recommendations.

Victor Crain from Crain Associates Research LLC
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Microsoft leases office 365 for $9.95/month or thereabouts. If price is an issue, you could consider Google docs. However, if you buy fake or stolen software, either you won't get it or if you do, it won't have a valid key and Microsoft will shut it down. Not work the hassle.


Patrick Sweeney from PrintBidz: Print Marketing Partners
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 24, 2017

I'm local here in La Mesa... I have an unlimited installation license... for Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition ( business version originally valued @ over $700 )... consisting of all 11 Office Applications... not 3, not 5, not 7, but all 11 office applications... WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWER POINT, PROJECT, PUBLISHER, GROOVE, INFO PATH, ONE NOTE, PICTURE MGR, ETC... and NO annual subscription renewal fees... a one time install - good forever... I install it all the time on clients who bring me their laptops and desktops for troubleshooting, upgrading,... (more)

Paul Yorki from New Territory Technologies
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 24, 2017

Mainly, these are Chinese companies selling EDU license subscriptions, you do end up with a full functional product, but your privacy cannot be guaranteed.

David Schulz from Cyber Risk Associates
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 24, 2017

Won't both reiterating "SCAM" but want to recommend trying LINUX Cinammon ... open source operating system, plenty of software, runs clean and fast and encryption a built-in (not add-on) feature. Even in Windows world, plenty of open source software like Audacity and Handbrake ... personally, Windows peaked at 7/8 ... 10 I'm avoiding like the plague.

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