How Cheap?

7 AM October 4, 2006

Sometimes software is cheaper if you buy from a distributor. For example, ESRI‘s MapObjects for Java costs $5000, if you buy direct, or just $50 if you go to the Cheap Software Megastore.

Update: Apparently I don’t do irony all that well. Let’s be clear here: I’m not advocating that you rush out to the Cheap Software Megastore and buy ESRI‘s software illegally. I’d be surprised if the warez shop sold any copies of MapObjects, since there’s not a lot of applications where you wouldn’t also want a great big ESRI server behind it, and the server software costs a lot more than $5K. In summary, don’t smoke, wear a seat belt and never, ever buy warez.

By alang | # | Comments (5)
(Posted to Software Development and Rants)

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At 09:17, 04 Oct 2006 Marius wrote:

Are you sure this shop is legal? I see that everything there costs around 20-50$...

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At 09:30, 04 Oct 2006 Chris wrote:

Yow! Quite a distributor

http://www.cheap-software-megastore.com/index.php?target=faq

 F.A.Q.
 What you can say about your Cheap Software Store?
 Our site is a warez shop, all software that needs
 registration is opened or has serial numbers. You can 
 use it on any computers you want. 
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At 09:37, 04 Oct 2006 Florian wrote:

Nevermind if it's legal (it most likely isn't), but that if you actually pay money there that's all you ever get, a bill. (people usually call this a scam or a con).

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At 13:41, 04 Oct 2006 Mike wrote:
That site is selling illegal copies of software, or purports to offer them - who knows what you get for paying up, but we do know one thing - you won't get legally licensed software. On their list I see software where I have insider knowledge of the distribution channels - there's no way it would sell for those prices. 16$ instead of 200?
Your opening paragraph is troubling:
    Sometimes software is cheaper if you buy
    from a distributor. For example, ESRI's
    MapObjects for Java costs $5000, if you buy direct,
    or just $50 if you go to the
    Cheap Software Megastore.
That's pretty, um, naive.
'If it seems too good to be true...'
Ah, they even admit that they are selling illegal s/w.
Read the faq.
http://www.cheap-software-megastore.com/index.php?target=faq
    Our site is a warez shop,
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At 20:41, 04 Oct 2006 Alan Green wrote:

Wow. That was one way to get comments.

Yes, I am aware that that shop is not legally entitled to sell ESRI's software. No, I was not encouraging people to rush out and buy illegal software.

I will clarify the entry.

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