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    Buying software.

    Basically I've Been djing for 10 years & now I'm starting to get into producing.

    I've bought myself an iMac last week & the software I want is logic 9.

    I've seen people selling it brand new on eBay for about £250. But places like digital village are selling it for £340. The people on eBay have good feedback ect but im just worried that it might be a copy of the software, because of how cheap it is.

    Am I just being to paranoid or will it be the real McCoy if bought from a place like eBay?

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    Buy it, and if its is a copy but a claim in against buyer for illegal software. you will get your money back and he will be banned.

    But it maybe real its only £90 difference and shops tend to over charge anyways.

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    Hmmmm that's not a bad shout.

    It's going to be a present for Christmas so don't want to be dissapointed in case of a cracked copy ect.

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    Email them and ask them, inform them you have received a counterfit copy from a previous seller and dont want to risk it again, its very unlikely they will tell you lies knowing you are covered by paypal and know what you are looking for.

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    just wrote a nice long post explaining so much...but of course I tried to post it at 9.00....and now its wandering aimlessly around the interweb....It was a good post too!

    Finally a topic I can talk about with absolute certainty...and its all gone!

    I will try and re-type it....but you all know it wont be as good second time round !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gambit_100 View Post
    just wrote a nice long post explaining so much...but of course I tried to post it at 9.00....and now its wandering aimlessly around the interweb....It was a good post too!

    Finally a topic I can talk about with absolute certainty...and its all gone!

    I will try and re-type it....but you all know it wont be as good second time round !
    I'm all ears when/if you re-type it.

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    The margin resellers make on Apple products in the UK (and globally) is the square root of ***** all.
    No one will ever get rich selling Apple products only, its the 3rd party stuff where the margins are. No retailer in the Uk will list any of the cases/headphones/chargers and all that kind of imuck unless the margins they are offered is circa 50% off srp, often more.

    Bit I digress..Anyone selling Logic Studio in the UK, and claims it is a valid UK copy bought through proper channels (there are only 5 places that you can buy Apple products for resale from in the UK) for £250inc, I can with 100% certainty assure you that it is less than the price they paid for it.

    So it begs the question, why would anyone sell something brand new for a loss....Unless it is an unwanted item etc

    There is also the option that it may be a foreign version...the fx rates MAY, and I doubt it allow for a £250 sell...but massively unlikely.

    So I would confirm that the product is still factory sealed, you wont want a version someone has bought, made a copy of and then is trying to reclaim some of the outlay through re-selling it. Apple licenses are not the most stringent when it comes to using them all over the place or using a cloned version.

    There is also the opportunity to look at some alternatives... Ie- M-Audio (now Avid) they make excellent music and DJ software for Mac and PC.

    Please feel free to ask anything...its what I do for a living

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    Thanks for the info gambit. Here's a few links, let male know what you think?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/logic-studio-p...8#ht_873wt_922


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Logic-St...#ht_1429wt_922

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/APPLE-LOGIC-ST...#ht_1146wt_922

    That's just 3 examples, but like I've said alarm bells rung when I see the cheap prices. I don't mind getting it from eBay, I just want a clean genuine copy so I can start producing.

    Oh & btw, I have to have logic. My mate is a dnb producer & he's willing to teach me the ins & outs, that mainly the reason why I bought the iMac.

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    To be honest they all ok. I would go with the best feedback. With Paypal and eBay protection you should be covered in any instance. Its a pain, but if anything goes wrong, you are covered.

    Which ever way you look at it, they are a bargain and should get you churning out the tunes in no time.

    PM me if you need any help or advice on input devices / monitors /and the like.

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