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Question re: CD Cheap, Inc.

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by cwilmot, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. cwilmot

    cwilmot Thread Starter

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    Has anyone purchased software from CD Cheap, Inc.? If so, what was your experience doing business with them. Their prices are phenominal, like $50 for an OEM version of XP Pro, etc. These bargain prices have me curious as to whether or not they are a reliable and good, solid company. It's obvious that they are located somewhere out of the country. Would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about them.
     
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    Have you had any luck with your question? I was on the look out for the OEM versions, but I am also trying to find somebody who actually received working software first. Anybody there with any experiences of such deals???????
     
  4. Anne Troy

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    Hi, all. I moved this to the Reviews forum. :)
     
  5. DFC

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    This LINK should answer your questions.
     
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    Thanks for the link - just thought I would update on this. I got a spam email today from these people, I'm not looking to buy what they are selling but was curious about the amazingly low prices being offered for top selling software.

    I followed the link in the email, the site I was taken to was koolsoft.biz which is registered to a Russian in Vladivostok with a Chinese IP address, since 18th June 2004. The secure payment server however is in the name of some company in the Seychelles.

    I don't think I'll be doing business with them anytime soon!
     
  7. steele

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    Although it has been some time since you posted your original question, the name CD Cheap, Inc rang a bell. They are quite the company in terms of spam. The reason I know this is because they are using my email address as their return address. Needless to say, my email account is filled on a constant basis with returned, undeliverable messages from mail demons and postmasters all over the world. I enclose one such email below to state my fact. Though the software may be priced low and be tempting, I would never encourage anyone to purchase products from any company who would condone such practices. The final decision is ofcourse yours.

    CD Cheap uses various domains to flog their products.

    --- Below this line is a copy of the message.

    Return-Path: <[email protected]>

    Received: (qmail 5907 invoked from network); 29 Aug 2004 17:57:54
    -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO
    ANice-252-1-20-187.w82-122.abo.wanadoo.fr) (xx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
    by mail5.mcn.ne.jp with SMTP; 29 Aug 2004 17:57:54 -0000
    Received: from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx by xx.xxx.xxx.xxx; Sun, 29 Aug 2004
    22:52:26 +0400
    Message-ID: <[email protected]>

    From: "Michele Drummond" <[email protected]>

    Reply-To: "Michele Drummond" <[email protected]>

    To: [email protected]

    Subject: For Crandall's Shop Customers!
    Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 21:57:26 +0300
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative; charset=iso-8859-1;
    boundary="--57055136536894183492"

    ----57055136536894183492
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Dear customer!

    We are glad to inform you about our OLYMPIC discounts!
    Now u can get any software product at 90% discount rate, just
    take a look at our full catalogue with popular and unique software
    titles:=

    http://www.alloem.info/

    With Best regards,
    Product Manager
    Michele Drummond
    Uk, 4 Ave. #57

    ----57055136536894183492--
     
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    If you did email them then do not expect an answer but do expect them to use your e-mail address within the fraudulent header of all the spam they send out to other people's accounts. I have had 163 mailings bounced back to me (as the supposed sender) because of their practices.

    They are using various mirrored domains all with the same purpose. I set up a dummy email account and used their contact us form based on one of their domains. I was quite specific in the software I was looking for. To date I have not received a reply. If they are truely a reputible company in the business of selling software then I would expect them to be falling over themselves trying to contact me in order to make a sale. The truth is that they will gladly except your personal and credit details through their site(s) but they have no interest whatsoever in establishing a dialogue with you.

    Please keep your money in your pocket.
    If you are going to buy software then do it through a supplier who will support what they sell. Companies like CD CHEAP Inc. are only out to make a quick buck at the expense of genuine software suppliers and you ... the consumer.
     
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