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*Brian MacDonald
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Not shipping discs???

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03-23-2009 02:53 PM
So we just got our email from AutoDesk that we can now download 2010 from
the subscription centre. We checked into it, and the answer that we got is
that they will NOT ship a disc by default, and that this will help to get
the customer their version quicker... Is this correct?

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Brian MacDonald
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Message 2 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-23-2009 06:43 PM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
Brian MacDonald wrote:
> So we just got our email from AutoDesk that we can now download 2010 from
> the subscription centre. We checked into it, and the answer that we got is
> that they will NOT ship a disc by default, and that this will help to get
> the customer their version quicker... Is this correct?
>
Probably. Autodesk got an adverse ruling when they convinced eBay to
shutdown the site of a man who was selling used autocad. The district
judge disagreed, i.e., the man could sell used software. So, it would
appear that autodesk is going to no longer issue discs that can possibly
be sold as "used". Just means that everybody will have to burn their own
discs from the downloaded version.
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markdoel
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Registered: ‎04-11-2008
Message 3 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-23-2009 07:56 PM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
cut backs...............to gaurantee their bonus...:-)

or may be they are been envornmentally conscious. Edited by: markdoel on Mar 24, 2009 11:48 AM
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Pitstop1825
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Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Message 4 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 01:21 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
I understood as it will be avalable to download and will be shipped as disk also, unless you opt out of the shipping in the subscription centre.
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ccad2509
Posts: 150
Registered: ‎06-20-2008
Message 5 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 07:15 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
nothing as deep as the above posts

bentley dont issue discs its all done on downloads with them autodesk is just being slow to catch up whith what competitors are doing (again!!!!!!)
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brentvos
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Registered: ‎10-14-2008
Message 6 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 08:33 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
I fail to see how this is a valid point. Autodesk has done both downloads and shipping discs for years, how is changing that to download only "catching up"? If anything it's less service and work on their part, not some exciting innovation to keep up with the so-called competition. I believe the user you responded to is much more correct than yourself.
*Brian MacDonald
Message 7 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 08:40 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
We got the response from them that they will NOT ship the disc, unless you
SPECIFICALLY ASK FOR IT. I think it's dumb, but then again, others are
going this way, so whatever.

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Brian MacDonald


wrote in message news:6147482@discussion.autodesk.com...
I understood as it will be avalable to download and will be shipped as disk
also, unless you opt out of the shipping in the subscription centre.
*Jason Piercey
Message 8 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 08:59 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
Just talked with my reseller. He said this policy wasn't "set in stone"
so I don't know if I'm getting discs or not. I can't currently log into
the subscription center (issues being resolved by my reseller) so I'll
have to wait or grab a trial download, assuming it's available.

"Brian MacDonald" wrote in message
news:6147837@discussion.autodesk.com...

We got the response from them that they will NOT ship the disc, unless you
SPECIFICALLY ASK FOR IT.
*Dave Drahn
Message 9 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 10:00 AM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald

ha ha ha.  cutting costs like the competition
instead of providing goods to the customer is "catching up".  Sounds more
like dropping value to match the next lowest common denominator.

 

If anything it's MS that's always tried to catch up
with adesk - at least since r14.


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nothing
as deep as the above posts bentley dont issue discs its all done on downloads
with them autodesk is just being slow to catch up whith what competitors are
doing (again!!!!!!)
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catwolfsf
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Registered: ‎09-24-2007
Message 10 of 29 (488 Views)

Re: Not shipping discs???

03-24-2009 04:20 PM in reply to: *Brian MacDonald
Here's how it works. If you are a Subscription customer in Canada, South Korea or the UK, Autodesk will not automatically ship your 2010 product upgrade. However, you can come to the Subscription Center and have your choice of a download, boxed product or both for free. We are piloting a new approach to distributing upgrades in Canada, South Korea and UK. Get your upgrade, your way when you want it. The Subscription Center is your 24 x 7 tool for accessing the products and product extensions you have on subscription, and yes, it is good for the environment too. If you are anywhere else in the world we will automatically ship your 2010 product upgrade as we have done in the past, but you will also have access to a download on the Subscription Center. To learn more visit subscription.autodesk.com and select the Speed Up. Download promotional box. How do I know all this? I'm the Project Manager:smileywink:

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