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Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby Paz_Pazzaz » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:50 pm

https://www.neowin.net/news/pay-what-yo ... me-bundle/

Does this mean that you place a 'bid' and if your bid is over the average bid placed, you win?
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Re: Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:31 pm

I sure wouldn't give them my credit card number!
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Re: Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby Chris B » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:13 am

I looks like the pricing model that the Humble Bundle use. (https://www.humblebundle.com/). If you pay $1 then you get (in this case) only one item. If you pay more than the average of everyone previously (currently $17.93) then you get all the content. This drives the average up over time. I allows people to pay what they think it's worth. You can't however pick and choose which bits you want as it's a "bundle". In the case of the humble bundle a proportion of what you give goes to various charities - so you get a good deal and get to be a good person ($135,000,000 donated so far). However that's not the case for the Neowin site. You also need to "redeem" the codes within a certain time.

Doing a bit of poking about they appear to be reselling courses available elsewhere and a google of the names brings them up. Quite where they get their $199 value for each course from I'm not sure as the ones I found were available from the video producers for around $45 each...

Is it a scam? Probably not. Neowin's been around for a while - apparently they are part owned by Stardock (a software house). Is it a deal? That' depends on how much you'd normally spend on this kind of content.
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Re: Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:26 am

Wow! That's great background, Chris!

But I still think it's a good rule of thumb to only buy software from "reputable" sources, even if you have to pay a bit more. Trying to get a good deal can often cost you.
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Re: Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby Chris B » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:08 pm

So - related to the above it seems the Humble Bundle are moving in on the video software market. Their current Vegas bundle is at https://www.humblebundle.com/software/v ... e-software - At the time of writing you can get

For $1 or more - Fastcut Plus Edition
For $21.64 or more Audio Studio 12 & VEGAS Movie Studio 15
For $25 or more VEGAS Pro 15 Edit - VEGAS DVD Architect & HitFilm Movie Essentials

Each tier includes all the software from the previous tiers - so the $25 tier is all the software listed. I note that they are older versions - but you can give some - or all - of the money to charity (Hilarity for Charity). I've brought quite a bit from humble over the years (all games...) so you shouldn't have any problems.
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Re: Pay "What you want" for Adobe courses? Scam?

Postby RJ Johnston » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:50 pm

According to the information on Wikipedia, Humble Bundle was acquired in 2017 by Ziff Davis. The business is in San Francisco and has 60 employees.
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