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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby KsJohn » Wed May 06, 2015 1:19 pm

Good work...enough said!!! don't fall for cheap products ....reliability is all matters.. thnx for the post!!!
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby OneWorld » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:37 am

I thought I was safe buy applying the wisdom "If it sounds too good to be true it is" So, some years ago now, I paid £100 for Reason 5, which I thought was a reasonable price for used software. I received it and all I got for my £100 was a white label cracked CD in a plastic sleeve, total cost have been about £1.00 including postage.

So next time I bought used software, it was Cubase 4, I asked for confirmation that it came with the official USB dongle, boxed and with the registration card, the seller assured me yes yes yes, and took £120 off me - what I received was a cracked copy, in a plastic sleeve and the darned thing was so scratched it wouldn't have worked anyway.

I only ever buy from retailers or manufacturers, and in fact considering the cost of upgrades which are on the whole reasonable, I think it works out cheaper!
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Scramble » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:27 am

These days it's pretty easy to get eBay to refund you in such cases. (Assuming you're buying from eBay... bit tougher if you're not!).

But it's always been the case that when you buy things like a used copy of Cubase or Reason or similar, you need to see photos of everything... if there are no pics then assume if doesn't exist. (Of course photos can be faked, but generally if there are photos then the likelihood that everything is legit is far higher).

Not that I've ever bought used software from eBay, but I know people who have that have, and it's always been fine, but they never buy unless there are photos.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby OneWorld » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:09 pm

Scramble wrote:These days it's pretty easy to get eBay to refund you in such cases. (Assuming you're buying from eBay... bit tougher if you're not!).

But it's always been the case that when you buy things like a used copy of Cubase or Reason or similar, you need to see photos of everything... if there are no pics then assume if doesn't exist. (Of course photos can be faked, but generally if there are photos then the likelihood that everything is legit is far higher).

Not that I've ever bought used software from eBay, but I know people who have that have, and it's always been fine, but they never buy unless there are photos.


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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby jollyon » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:07 pm

Thanks for the info Martin
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby jollyon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:14 pm

thanks for the heads up Martin
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Arpangel » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:30 am

hollowsun wrote:
DaleSmith wrote:The amount of people doing it on ebay is amazing. I thought they would have tighter rules on this kinda thing.
You seem to be under the impression that eBay actually give a sh!t. They don't!

Impudent wastrels sell my free sound library stuff on the Bay of E claiming it to be their own work ... and eBay couldn't give a toss and you have to leap through hoops and suck pebbles through a straw to prove your copyright. It takes so bloody long that the feckers have long gone by the time eBay start to take notice by which time it's too late.

And when it happens again, you have to start all over again!

As long as eBay get their sales commission, they couldn't care less! Image

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place, I'd rather miss out on something than use that site, if you sell you feel as though you've been mugged for fees, if you buy you're not sure if you're dealing with a fraudster.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:12 am

Dragging up a ten year old thread and a seven year old post just to have a minor whinge... hmmm... From anyone else that would be considered spamming! ;)
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:36 am

Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place

No. It.Isn't.

I use it for buying and selling all the time and almost always deal with perfectly reasonable sellers and buyers. I'd say in my 16 years of using EBay and a 'score' of approaching 900, I've had no more than 5 or 6 bad experiences.

And I'll say it again to the EBay naysayers... If you're using a service that gives you access to a vast constituency as a seller isn't it reasonable to pay fees? If you advertised in a newspaper you'd have to pay.

A couple of weeks ago I sold a classy and rare mic at a bargain price. Response from 'Readers' Ads' here? Zilch. Meanwhile at EBay the watchers and bidders were clustering around...
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby The Elf » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:34 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place
No. It.Isn't..
And I'll second that.

I've had pretty much 100% good experiences, and I was in at the start. I had one item I sold go missing but that's not an eBay issue.

Maybe I'm just very careful in checking on people I'm buying from/selling to.
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:27 pm

I have had vastly more good experiences than bad using ebay (both as a buyer and a seller). I'd say it's still the best place to sell stuff, the trade off is that you are competing with lots more buyers for that elusive bargain :( The bargains still turn up if you're patient :D
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Re: OEM Music Software - Don't Fall For It!

Postby Kwackman » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:10 pm

The Elf wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:Well, as it's been dragged... :)

I stopped using EBay many years ago, it's just a bad place
No. It.Isn't..
And I'll second that..

I'm with Mike too. I've been on it for 20 years, mostly as a buyer, and still buy from it regularly. I've only once needed a refund from PayPal, which was instant.
Over the 2 decades I got bits for my Apple mac from US back when they weren't so popular here (Performa machines era), I still get bits for my 82 motorcycle on it which are unobtainable elsewhere. It's good for OOP CDs too.
It's not perfect, but it's a very useful web site for me.
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