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Post Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:08 pm

where can i buy coreldraw 12 please?

Hi
Want to upgrade my CorelDraw 11 to Version 12. The full upgrade price is £179 and I am sure CorelDraw 13 is around the corner.
I have seen OEM Versions and Education Versions on eBay for a lot cheaper than the upgrade price.
Has anyone bought CorelDraw 12 off eBay? Legit Versions please :)
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Post Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:20 pm

Hi, i have actually seen most versions of Corel for one reason or another and have been using it since version 3. I have Corel 12 OEM, it is perfectly legal to buy and use it as long as it is bought with a computer (hardware) or something similar.

Version 11 to 12 upgrade is something I haven't seen but the version 9-10 upgrade asks for CD1 of version 9 to be inserted during the install process. I suspect the same can be said for 11-12.

Corel Version 11 Academic, this is infact the full version of Corel 11, cannot see any real difference between the full and this version.

Overall the changes between 11-12 is minimal, it has dynamic guides (like Illustrator has), it can import Illustrator CS PDF/AI files and a screwy missing font handler and overall is few minor changes, nothing to write home about.

Corel Draw 11 SP3 (or whatever it is called) and Corel Draw 12 SP2 is very stable, no "TEMP File copy error"/application failure etc.

I hope that helps but there is no-sign of Corel 13 at this moment, the usual February release didn't happen this year.

P.s. We are legit.

Dave
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Post Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:06 pm

Fozzie,

Amazon is doing the Corel 12 upgrade for £158 including VAT it seems.

Would avoid ebay for any software unless you are very careful - most of the stuff is so blatantly pirated that I am surprised that ebay lets them get away with it (actually - perhaps not so surprised). I tried to weed out some genuine ones for Corel 12 and Photoshop CS by taking a close look at the descriptions, but still ended up with an obvious pirate one and one that turned out to be an OEM version that I was uncomfortable with (on the basis that Dave mentions - i.e. sold on its own).

Ended up buying again from mainstream sources.

Martin

p.s. on the Corel website there is a full description of what the upgrade does - nothing too exciting as Dave mentions it seems.
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Post Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:04 pm

i actually bought the 'educational' version, which is exactly the same as the commercial version, of coreldraw 12 from ebay, i didnt think to look if it was commercial ornot, didnt even know there was a difference, just clicked buy it now for about £85, best £85 i spent on computer stuff !
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:12 am

Like Martin has said most of the software on ebay is copied or pirate, ebay do occassionally kick someone out for selling the stuff but not very often, if someone is offering it at a really cheap price then its almost certain that its not legitimate.
I'm not a very lucky person, I'm the sort of person that if I tried to use pirate software at work someone would turn up out of the blue to do an audit of my computer software so I make sure what I use is original.
Dave if you are using OEM software it must be preinstalled on the computer at the time of purchase, there are loads of sites offering OEM software and most of them tell you that you can buy it along with a bit of hardware, usually something of no real value but this is not true.
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:34 am

Thanks all for the advice. Yes eBay is :o I have managed to find it from Inmac, the educational version for £57 + vat. Better get the school unifrom on :P
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:28 am

I also bought the educational V12, and it appears to work fine, although it didn't come with a clipart book, so I can't browse for relevant pictures, have to do it all on-screen, which is a real PITA :cry:

If you look at the criteria for purchasing the educational version, I should think that most of us fit the bill somewhere along the line :lol1:
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:35 am

well, as i said, i knew no different when i bought it from ebay, it is / was a genuine, new and sealed coreldraw 12, all 3 discs. just dont buy anything thats not sealed and new,

i agree most of the clip art stuff is prob pirated from other cd's, there's loads of prirated software too. i had a choice tween learning on corel or ai (latest one) but there was no comparrison really, i could buy a new and genuine corel for under a hundred, AI was either about £400 for genuine/sealed. on another auction it was £20, hmmmmm, that'll be the dodgy one then !

ebay's ok, just becareful, if ya want to, i could find the seller i got it from, maybe, yuo'd have to pm me your email or somethin.

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