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Is there any way to recoup the money I spent on Adobe products for Windows, now that I've switched to Mac?
posted by brisquette to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
Back in 2011 I purchased Adobe Design Standard 5 for my Windows computer (with an educational/student discount that put it at about $550, I think). Fast forward to 2014; I've just bought a iMac to replace my dying Windows computer, and I'm excited to jump back into my design work on my shiny new system.
However, after talking to the folks at Adobe on the phone, apparently I'm totally screwed: it sounds like I have to shell out another $500 bucks (again w/education discount) to purchase Adobe Design Standard CS6. The fact that I already purchased CS5 for Windows seems to be completely meaningless to them. It also appears that I can't officially transfer the license on an educationally licensed product, so selling it on Ebay looks like it's out of the question.
I'm not fond of the Creative Cloud, and I don't even need CS6; I just want my CS5 for Mac instead of Windows.
Am I really going to have to shell out $1000 for Adobe products in the span of just 3 years?