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Photoshop CS3 full edition (Windows) £175.00 BRAND NEW at CEX - RRP £400 or CS3 Extended for £195.

£175.00 @ CeX
I have been looking for CS3 (genuine licenced) version for ages but couldnt afford £400 and didnt want to risk ebay for that sort of thing. Had a few things to exchange at CEX and found out that they … Read More
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I have been looking for CS3 (genuine licenced) version for ages but couldnt afford £400 and didnt want to risk ebay for that sort of thing. Had a few things to exchange at CEX and found out that they did it for £175!

Got my copy (ordered into store) on Sunday - was worried it would be in bad condition - but it was brand new sealed! Apparently they cant sell it if its been opened. Was a nice surprise.

I believe this is quite a good deal for anyone who wants to take the legal route for their business and not torrent it as Im sure some people here will suggest people do...

They did have CS4 at the time as well for £400 but sold out now...
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#1
If you can find it cheaper where you can get it instore or non-ebay route then please let me know how. Just because its CEX is not a reason to vote cold... Im not a fan but when buying things like this its not that bad...
#2
A superb saving! As I tend to get mine through school, I forget just how expensive software can be

heat & rep
banned#3
I got the extended version recently from HP Sales...only £140 (was 160 when I bought it)...The extended version has everything CS4 has and more

http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65014643
#4
Zootaga
I got the extended version recently from HP Sales...only £140 (was 160 when I bought it)...The extended version has everything CS4 has and more

http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65014643


That seems a deal thats too good to be true... its
£557 just for photoshop cs4 on Adobe website... £868 for the CS4 Exteneded version whats the catch? Im betting is student edition which is not allowed to be used for commercial stuff...

https://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/AcrobatProExtended&distributionMethod=FULL&nr=0&promoid=DTFJW#view=ols_prod&store=OLS-UK&loc=en_gb&categoryOid=1901569&category=/Applications/PhotoshopExtended


Edit - I believe that ESSD is enterprise software for which you need a different licence as well to cover it. So its not legal unless you have that licence. Could be wrong however... but CS4 on HP sales is for sale at £507...
http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65016135 and extended at £685! http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/Products.asp?PartNo=65029681
#5
Zootaga
I got the extended version recently from HP Sales...only £140 (was 160 when I bought it)...The extended version has everything CS4 has and more

http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65014643


A quick google for the part code looks like its the student edition http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=65014643

Great price OP :thumbsup:
#6
I've just had an email from adobe with offer price of 50% full price for upgrade and full version
https://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/Photoshop&distributionMethod=FULL&trackingid=EHDJP&accessCode=569198CF#
It's more expensive than CEX but is a full new version for under £250
hope this helps someone
n
#7
Not everyone can use fake copies.
Some people actually need genuine copies of software otherwise they would get a huge fine.
my brother in law bought 3 licences for his photography studio. where as i get photoshop for free from torrents (Im just a student, cut me some slack ey)
#8
Most people will find Photoshop Elements more than adequate.

Adobe just take the michel with their ridiculous prices no wonder their software is the most hacked/copied software out there as people resent paying their hideous prices.
#9
ejmna1
I've just had an email from adobe with offer price of 50% full price for upgrade and full version
https://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/Photoshop&distributionMethod=FULL&trackingid=EHDJP&accessCode=569198CF#
It's more expensive than CEX but is a full new version for under £250
hope this helps someone
n


Hi, did Adobe only send you a discount link for Photoshop? If you've also got a link for either Illustrator or the entire CS4 suite at a discount, please could you post. :)
#10
Very nice... I sold my copy of CS3 on fleabay for £300 last week!!
#11
You say brand new, it says second hand.
#12
If you do buy a cheap copy then make sure you check the key is genuine with Adobe as there are fakes out there which look identical to the real boxed product.
#13
ejmna1
I've just had an email from adobe with offer price of 50% full price for upgrade and full version
https://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/Photoshop&distributionMethod=FULL&trackingid=EHDJP&accessCode=569198CF#

hope this helps someone
n


Thank you! Great offer. Did u receive the offer for photoshop only?
#14
Demoki
You say brand new, it says second hand.


They have to say second hand as they buy it off the general public. They told me they cant sell open versions as they may have been registered etc. So its brand new sealed.

Will let you know soon if I have problems but havent registered it yet as dont have internet at home at the moment...
#15
Most people will find Photoshop Elements more than adequate.
I have been thinking of getting a copy of Photoshop Elements but having seen this deal...
Can someone tell me the main differences between the two? And if I were to go for PE where is the best place to get a (legal) copy from?
Thanks
#16
I find Paint Shop Pro to be a better, and cheaper, alternative.
#17
If this is the Student version (and you are not of that status), be careful when purchasing to check that the actual installation disc(s) are included in the pack & you do not need to send off proof of being a student to Adobe (or wherever) before they send you the discs.

Microsoft issue "Student & Teacher" versions that do include the software discs.

Adobe did not use to do this. I do not know if this is the case here. Just adding a warning in case you didn't think to check.

BFN,

fp.
#18
reddragon105
you can write it off as a business expense and/or it should pay for itself in time


Businesses can employ just one person.

£175 is a lot of money at the moment for a business that is not being paid due to customers with financial problems, never mind £400!

No reason to steal it though.

You can find organisations that will lease you software, or your friendly local lending library may be able to help.

BFN,

fp.
#19
Sinbad
I have been thinking of getting a copy of Photoshop Elements but having seen this deal...
Can someone tell me the main differences between the two? And if I were to go for PE where is the best place to get a (legal) copy from?
Thanks



Sinbad....... depends what you want to use it for. CS3 has a whole raft of features that Elements doesn't have, and is geared towards more high end / professional use. For a beginner, I'd say go with Elements...you can pick up PE5 for around £12-18 for a legit version...PE6 is around the £50 mark. For my money, I'd go with PE5 and see how you like it. You may find it suits your needs perfectly and not need to pay big bucks more for CS3! Another idea is to go with The Gimp......it's a free programme, readily available...and may well do everything you want it to do.... which is even more cost effective!:thumbsup:
UEF mentioned Paint Shop Pro...and finds that better than CS3 / Elements. It's all down to personal preference and they all have good points and bad points. I'd say go for the Gimp.....since it costs nowt you can't lose...and it will give you a good insight into editing.....
#20
fanpages
If this is the Student version (and you are not of that status), be careful when purchasing to check that the actual installation disc(s) are included in the pack & you do not need to send off proof of being a student to Adobe (or wherever) before they send you the discs.

Microsoft issue "Student & Teacher" versions that do include the software discs.

Adobe did not use to do this. I do not know if this is the case here. Just adding a warning in case you didn't think to check.

BFN,

fp.



This is the full version not the student edition. :thumbsup:
#21
Babbler
This is the full version not the student edition. :thumbsup:


OK, thanks. Worthy of note for other similar "deals" though.

BFN,

fp.
#22
Great price but I've never found anything cheap in my local Cex store, will have to pop down later.
banned#23
id say try gimp.

however if you want to be able to use straight out of the box and get almost the same results for everyday tasks ..and a bit more - .. id go for ps elements.
#24
Babbler
That seems a deal thats too good to be true... its
£557 just for photoshop cs4 on Adobe website... £868 for the CS4 Exteneded version whats the catch? Im betting is student edition which is not allowed to be used for commercial stuff...

https://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/AcrobatProExtended&distributionMethod=FULL&nr=0&promoid=DTFJW#view=ols_prod&store=OLS-UK&loc=en_gb&categoryOid=1901569&category=/Applications/PhotoshopExtended


Edit - I believe that ESSD is enterprise software for which you need a different licence as well to cover it. So its not legal unless you have that licence. Could be wrong however... but CS4 on HP sales is for sale at £507...
http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65016135 and extended at £685! http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/Products.asp?PartNo=65029681



Is the Hp-Sales.co.uk web site trustworthy? Seems awfully cheap. Anyone dealt with them before?


Voted this HOT ! It may be an older version, but still got a huge amount of features !!
#26
thedynasty
Not everyone can use fake copies.
Some people actually need genuine copies of software otherwise they would get a huge fine.
my brother in law bought 3 licences for his photography studio. where as i get photoshop for free from torrents (Im just a student, cut me some slack ey)


So you are basically saying that all students should be allowed to steal?? Not having a go, honest, but its a pretty dumb statement to make IMHO. Lets face it they have the progs in colleges/ uni/ schools so perhaps attending/ stopping back would be another way forward as opposed to justifying piracy???
#27


I'd be interested to know how many students actually use Adobe student software - it might be a great deal and substantially cheaper than the retail version, but I would have thought it's still way outside most students' budgets (Creative Suite Master Edition is the best part of half a term's student loan). Microsoft will sell me Office (retailing at £500 or so) for £38 and many of their other products are free. I'm an engineering student and AutoCAD, ProDesktop and SolidWorks are all free to students, so I don't know why Adobe still ask £155 for Photoshop, especially as I expect it to be hamstrung (in that you can't use it for commercial purposes).
#28
I wasn;t going to mention this, but as other people have mentioned Photoshop Elements... a great free application for simple cropping, red eye fixing, colour changing etc is Paint.net.
http://www.getpaint.net/
#29
paint.net is very good, as is ...

GIMP

both free and almost all the home user may ever need.

Pros will probably use the extra features of photoshop et al.
#30
Agreed this deal isnt for everyone - but when you run a photography business it is essential software to have.
#31
I believe this is quite a good deal for anyone who wants to take the legal route for their business and not torrent it as Im sure some people here will suggest people do...


When I was at uni the local CEX was accepted as being the dumping ground for stolen goods (dunno what they're like now). I wouldn't want to spend more than a few quid there...
#32


I'd be interested to know how many students actually use Adobe student software - it might be a great deal and substantially cheaper than the retail version, but I would have thought it's still way outside most students' budgets (Creative Suite Master Edition is the best part of half a term's student loan). Microsoft will sell me Office (retailing at £500 or so) for £38 and many of their other products are free. I'm an engineering student and AutoCAD, ProDesktop and SolidWorks are all free to students, so I don't know why Adobe still ask £155 for Photoshop, especially as I expect it to be hamstrung (in that you can't use it for commercial purposes).
#33
Zootaga
I got the extended version recently from HP Sales...only £140 (was 160 when I bought it)...The extended version has everything CS4 has and more

http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65014643


Im afraid that is incorrect, cs4 has more than cs3 extended and cs4 extended has more than cs4
#34
Unless you work in professional creative media, you would never need the power of Photoshop. I take loads of pictures, love photography but I find ACDSee Pro suits me perfectly, so much faster and a breeze to use.
#35
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http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=65014643
Photoshop Extended CS4 11.0, Win, ESSD, EN

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For anyone wondering this is the student edition. Note the Manufacturer Part #: 65014643
Their website is misleading imo.
#36
Looks like some people took advantage of this deal yesterday as oos online. Still plenty of stores with stock though :)
#37
An update - although this deal is still available I feel I should warn people that the copy I got was indeed not recognised by Adobe as genuine. I will be going to CEX tomorrow to complain and attempt to get another copy in case it was a one off. If that too is not genuine I will be asking for a full refund or else report them for piracy. Assuming they even care.

Guess some people here were right - CEX can be a peddler of fake goods. :(

As such I will expire this deal until I get more information. Hope no one else had similar problems! Did anyone go for it?
#38
I'm thinking of getting this, until I saw the last thread.
Did anybody else's work fine?

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