Originally Posted by Masked
First of all, I don't know what planet you're living on but, you could NEVER EVER in the history of Adobe, resell the product and reuse the serial...NEVER. -- What you could do is buy a distribution license through a vendor and they'd give you a box/serial for whatever price they chose to charge you (Which is against Adobe policy) and "re-sell it" which is actually what happened but, you could NEVER do this with the retail product.
I purchased the entire Adobe suite not but a year ago...For myself...Pricey is an understatement. How do I save money, you ask? I'd have to pay well over $200/month as an individual to equal what my discount was to equal the same amount of product I JUST paid for. That's 4 people.
Do I need to do the math for you or, are we good?
With the subscription you get the ENTIRE SUITE and a cloud...The ENTIRE SUITE is north, retail of $6k -- How do you not save money at $50/month? You even save money at $200/month...
I save a LOT of money as an individual AND as a business.
YOU do the math. What's $6kx5? Because that's actually the bulk license discount for //everything//. I'll do it for you, $30,000 and upgrades in total would cost me 1/5 so $6,000 every 2 years.
Secondly, I already have this product as a business...Have had it since Alpha -- Have been paying for @ 3 months...I'm currently spending $70 for a TEAM - I more then likely have a special price because I've been testing the program...However, please enlighten me as to how $70x24 is more expensive then $36,000?
Even at $70/per ~ I'm in the green. $70x5x24 -- STILL SAVING MONEY.
Bulk licensing is a dream of the past...It's been getting phased out by all distributors for years...And above/beyond that brokers were setting their own prices above/beyond Adobe...
I rest my case.
The rest; I'm really over it because the vast majority of this website feels it's a "money grab" which, it actually isn't but, your opinions are your own...
Please stop putting some weird numbers which aren't part of this universe.
Lying to others and yourself won't make it true.
Please learn how to google, and how to actually do the math MR. I payed to subscribe so now I have to justify it to others.
The entire suite, master collection
, is 2300$ today, not 6000$ (I have no idea where you got that number. You are seriously delusional here, or you let adobe take your money freely).
5 people will cost 11,500$, and not 30,000$.
I don't know in what universe a 2300$ is worth 6000$, but not in this one.
As a business, you can also get a small business price for a lot less (I know several who did).
If you are paying 70$ for a full 5 people seat, than yes you got a very good price. Kodos to you. 99% of people will not.
If you just got the 70$ per seat and use it for 5 people, well... I'm sure adobe at some point will take your account away, and you end up with nothing. Good luck with that one in the future. Better read on the TOS quickly (which again, I'm sure you didn't).
Also, as a business, according to the TOS, you can't have 5 accounts with adobe. Its not allowed. You can have one account and pay the 70$ / month per seat if you want to use it on more than one computer at a time.
So, 5xseats at full price. That is 4200$ a year. 70x5x12.
So if you buy the suite and use it for 5 years, you payed 11,500$. Per year its 2300$.
But as you so love to subscribe, you are paying 21,000$, almost twice the price.
You did not save money in anyway. Its simple math, which you keep failing at.
Even if you upgraded once, you just add 5000$ upgrade price to the mix (1000$ per upgrade, even though you could buy it for just 400$ a few months ago). Which ends in 17,000$ for 5 years, or 3,400$ a year. Still less than 4200$.
Also, as adobe demands you use just one account, once you stop paying, you are losing all your licenses. Also your private one. Isn't that a peach?
I bet you did not read the TOS and just went "omg its just 50$ yay yay its cheap!".
And of course you do not "remember" that the price of the suite box was a lot lower than 2300$ just a month ago. The price went way up since there are no new box sets anymore.
You could buy it for 1700$ or less, and upgrade for 400$. This makes the prices a hell of a lot cheaper.
And, yes you could sell your CS suite. At least up to CS5.5. Its even backed up by the EULA of those box suites. The CS6 you have to register with a adobe ID and connect the serial to the adobe ID, so its tricky.
If you did buy the CS 5.5 as a business with a OEM business license, its another matter and you can't re-sell.
The very fact that you keep saying 6K$ for a suite, makes you a complete untrustworthy poster. It just cost 2300$
. And if you are a student, oh boy. Just 1000$
Yeah, 6000$. Give me a break.
I rest my case.