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Buying Creative Suite CS3 online

I want to purchase Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Standard, and wondered if anyone can recommend a reputable on-line store that has competitive pricing of legal software (not academic or student pricing)? My preference is for being able to buy and download, but I'm okay with buying and having it shipped. Thanks!
Andrea
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bobert5696Commented:
I would recommend buying it directly from adobe. You don't have to worry about anything going wrong as your are buying it direct. There isn't a direct link I can give you but I can tell you how to get there.

First, go here: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/web/

Then, under the Standard version, click on Buy.
On the next page, click on your country, then it should take you to a product page. You simply click add to cart, and under delivery methods select download, and once you pay, you will be given a link to download the software.
Best of luck.
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sparillaCommented:
I would go academic. You can get a master suite for 999. If you own an older version of dreamweaver or Photoshop, its not too much of a difference. Especially photoshop.
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AndreamcAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice. In terms of buying Academic, don't I have to qualify (i.e., be a student, faculty or teacher) to purchase it?
Andrea
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David BruggeCommented:
Yes you do have to qualify AND you have to send proof.  I have found Amazon.com the be the best value if you want the hard copy. They are only a few dollars off of the list price, but they offer free shipping (in the US)  if you are willing to wait a week for delivery.

The advantage of the hard copy is the training videos and goodies that come on the other disk that you don't get with the download.

If you want to go download, then I would agree with bobert and go directly to Adobe. You know that they will be around when you loose your receipt and have to download another copy (Adobe will do that for you)

One word of caution. Although you save some dollars by buying the suite on the front end, you are committed to always buying the suite upgrade down the road. You cannot upgrade programs individually as the need arises. For instance, if you only need the new features of Photoshop, and don't need the new Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc you are out of luck.

Might not make a difference for you, but you should be informed.

David B.

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AndreamcAuthor Commented:
Thanks, David. I appreciate your info on the upgrade limitations! Cheers,
Andrea
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