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King of Software - is it really ?

Any body used a company called King of Software ( http://www.kingofsoftware.co.uk/ ) ?

Good prices on Adobe CS5 and LR3 but always nervous about such sites given the piracy risk.

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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

Never used them, but a quick google came up with this http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/fo....php?p=1134766 (you have to scroll down the thread to find the interesting bits!).

Who knows what the truth is, but I'd keep clear.

Hope this helps.

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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

If it's Adobe software you're after, try and find somebody who's a teacher, student... and can buy it for you as their academic pricing is good compared with the RRP.

For example, Lightroom 3 student/teacher is 65 and Photoshop 5 CS is 160.

http://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/stor...nt=displayHome
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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

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Never used them, but a quick google came up with this http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/fo....php?p=1134766 (you have to scroll down the thread to find the interesting bits!).

Who knows what the truth is, but I'd keep clear.

Hope this helps.

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Keep clear seems like good advice.

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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

Check out the address given. It's an accommodation address in a block of offices owned by Regus - a legitimate property leasing company who rent out premises by the hour, day, month or whatever. Regus aren't doing anything wrong at all - no suggestion they are - but King Of Software don't seem to have premises to call their own.
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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

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If it's Adobe software you're after, try and find somebody who's a teacher, student... and can buy it for you as their academic pricing is good compared with the RRP.

For example, Lightroom 3 student/teacher is 65 and Photoshop 5 CS is 160.

http://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/stor...nt=displayHome
http://www.software4students.co.uk/ is an awesome place - you just need a willing college student or teacher to help you. I was studying with the open university when i bought Windows 7 Ultimate AND Office 2007 Pro for less that 100 the pair.

Adobe stuff is also available for low low prices.
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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

Check out this page:

http://www.kingofsoftware.co.uk/faq/

Note that they will not issue a VAT invoice! Obviously their stuff is being shipped from the USA and you may be liable for VAT and/or import duty - hence the apparently low prices. Also I believe Adobe will not support imported software - can anyone confirm that?

Note the reference on the page to " 2011 King of Software, Inc." They are a US operation with a very limited UK presence.
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King of Software Sells Genuine Software, They Are The Real Deal!

We have bought software from the King of Software for the past 7 years. They are Truly the Real Deal. All of their software is authentic and very fairly priced. When the need for software arises, we always get 3 or more quotes. In most cases, it comes down to iSoftware and King Of Software. King of Software beats Isoftwares prices on most items. The times that we purchased from iSoftware we received genuine software and never encountered any problems.

King of Software's Customer Service has been exceptional. I ordered the wrong version of Photoshop and they shipped the right one to me , no questions asked in less than 24 hours. They have a 100% Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantee. I highly recommend King of Software for all of your software needs. They offer hassle and worry free shopping for authentic retail software and downloads.
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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

Hmm first post giving a 'puff' for King of Software.

Shill?

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Hmm first post giving a 'puff' for King of Software.

Shill?

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At the moment we don't have the evidence to confirm this, Jim ...
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Re: King of Software - is it really ?

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Any body used a company called King of Software ( http://www.kingofsoftware.co.uk/ ) ?

Good prices on Adobe CS5 and LR3 but always nervous about such sites given the piracy risk.

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CS5 and LR3 are really old versions of the Adobe products. They will not support the latest cameras for direct conversion of Raw files.

Have you checked out the offers from Adobe on their new monthly rate for Creative Cloud versions?
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CS5 and LR3 are really old versions of the Adobe products. They will not support the latest cameras for direct conversion of Raw files.

Have you checked out the offers from Adobe on their new monthly rate for Creative Cloud versions?
This thread is over three years old!
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So it is -evidence of necromancy?
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So it is -evidence of necromancy?
Haha,

Not quite Harry Poter stuff, but this thread had been dead a long time!
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Haha,

Not quite Harry Poter stuff, but this thread had been dead a long time!
In which case it needs burying!
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