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Buying a paid version

Posted 7/20/2009 9:38 AM
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oldie66 Valued member

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I'm very pleased with the trial version (8.7), and will most probably buy the paid version. However, I'm a bit confused on the pricing. Bullguard charge about £45 for a year's licence, whereas i can buy a cd-rom on Amazon for just over £10, or at ebay (buy it now) for £6, free p&p.


Assuming these are genuine copies, they must have been supplied originally by bullguard. I'm therefore not depriving bullguard of any revenue by buying a copy for £6.



Jim
Posted 7/20/2009 7:04 PM
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Dickens Advanced member

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The version of Bullguard Internet Security offered on Amazon and eBay are for version 8.5. The most recent version is 8.7. I guess that you may have to pay a year's subscription to upgarde to the latest version.

Of course I could be wrong......?
Posted 7/21/2009 8:45 AM
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oldie66 Valued member

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I've been browsing through some of the other queries, and I think that all you have to do is insert into the copy on the pc the license number from the disk. After all, when you buy any copy of the software, what you're buying is the licence (or paying the subscription, to put it another way).
Posted 7/21/2009 12:07 PM
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wafu Advanced member

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i have recently renewed my subscription as in previous years, by buying an 8.5 version of bullguard from amazon, simply type in the license key when prompted during the installion, it will automatically upgrade to the latest version of 8.7 when you use 'check & update'


i'm protected for another year and much cheaper than buying direct from bullguard :smilewinkgrin:
Posted 7/22/2009 9:58 AM
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oldie66 Valued member

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Thanks, I'll get one from Amazon when my trial expires. Does anyone have any idea why Bullguard should supply disks to third parties at (presumably) a price enabling the 3rd parties to make a profit in selling them, in competition with Bullgueard's own sales?
Posted 8/8/2009 3:15 PM
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vitaraq1962 Member

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I think the ones on Ebay are OEM versions of the software. So they should be sold with a pc or other equipment. Computer builders tend not to put them on new pc's instead they sell them on Ebay.
Posted 8/17/2009 9:14 AM
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oldie66 Valued member

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Could be - so is it ok to buy and use them, or would that be against the terms on wich Bullguard sold them?
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