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Purchase of Perpetual Licence in United Kingdom

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info
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Purchase of Perpetual Licence in United Kingdom

Hello,

 

I currently have a subscription for Autocad Lt for my freelance work which is costly given the small amount of work I undertake. I have an opportunity to purchase a Perpetual licence version of Autocad 2018 Lt from a site claiming this is legal following a ruling of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in C-128/11 UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp.

 

Can anyone confirm that this is true?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

 

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Message 2 of 26
pendean
in reply to: info

Which website is that exactly?
Did you research/ask about what is their return/refund policy on non-activation of purchased Autodesk software?
Will your credit card/bank protect you/give you a refund if you purchase from them?

OR... a quick online review of the website and its offerings would answer your question otherwise if it is a secret may help you get comfortable (or run away) from it all.

BUT... remember the golden rule of online shopping: if it looks to be too good to be true, it likely is a fake.
Buyer Beware.

Running a business is tough and expensive for sure: perhaps you'd benefit from free software instead, lots of 'dwg capable' offerings out there that are 100% legit for us on a budget.

Message 3 of 26
mdavis22569
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You want to want someone elses' perpetual LT 

 

Siting: 

the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in C-128/11 UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp.

 

Can anyone confirm that this is true?

 

Issue:

2018 isn't supported any more. So any issues / security issues say due to Windows won't be resolved.

 

Then the OS version won't be valid much longer. 2018 won't work on W11, so you'll need to keep a W10 PC.

 

How would you go about transferring it to you and having it put into your Autodesk account for activation? 

 

Likely you can't keep going back to them for it as needed. 

 

  Honestly, while it might be a good deal, overall / long run is it really? 

 

 


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Message 4 of 26
mdavis22569
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You want to want someone elses' perpetual LT 

 

Siting: 

the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in C-128/11 UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp.

 

Can anyone confirm that this is true?

 

Issue:

2018 isn't supported any more. So any issues / security issues say due to Windows won't be resolved.

 

Then the OS version won't be valid much longer. 2018 won't work on W11, so you'll need to keep a W10 PC.

 

How would you go about transferring it to you and having it put into your Autodesk account for activation? 

 

Likely you can't keep going back to them for it as needed. 

 

  Honestly, while it might be a good deal, overall / long run is it really? 

 

 


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Message 5 of 26
info
in reply to: pendean

There are a number of sites offering the same, both offer refunds and support, see below 

 

https://procadis.com/info/legal/ 

 

https://www.surplusmarket.co.uk/activation-2018/ 

Message 6 of 26
mdavis22569
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Your 2nd link shows entering a serial number ...

 

Autodesk has been moving to named users .. so not sure if this would be valid for your purchase.

 

Also, again it's a what if.

 

Curious what's the price? 


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Message 7 of 26
pendean
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@info Good to know: share with use your full experience after you dive in, I have yet to see legit non-biased (not-a-sales-pitch) reviews of purchases from sites like those.

In the meantime, these are free and totally legit 100% of the time right now/today for us business owners on tight budgets without the need to ask permissions to use them from anyone at all, try many before you commit to one
https://www.geckoandfly.com/27558/free-autocad-alternatives/

Good luck.
Message 8 of 26
mdavis22569
in reply to: mdavis22569

They are listing a serial number here too 

 

https://www.surplusmarket.co.uk/activation-2018/

 

Not a good sign in my opinion. They also want you to install a 3rd party activation software.  WHY? 


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Message 9 of 26
pendean
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@info Good to know: share with us your full experience after you dive in,  purchase/license/authorize/install 45-days from now (30-day trials are the default, so you need to get passed that point).

 

I have yet to see honest legit non-biased (not-a-sales-pitch) reviews of purchases from sites like those. Hoping you're the first.

In the meantime, these are free and totally legit 100% of the time right now/today for us business owners on tight budgets without the need to ask permissions to use them from anyone at all, try many before you commit to one
https://www.geckoandfly.com/27558/free-autocad-alternatives/

Good luck.

Message 10 of 26
info
in reply to: mdavis22569

I think that's an example serial number on the surplus market site?

 

What did you think about the Procadis site?

Message 11 of 26
info
in reply to: mdavis22569

Yes, I think that was for a 2018 Lt version which I believe may have been the last release which had a perpetual licence available. I think it was £449  

Message 12 of 26
pendean
in reply to: info

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Message 13 of 26
info
in reply to: pendean

Thanks, for the avoidance of doubt I'll maybe just stick with the subscription for now.

Message 14 of 26
info
in reply to: pendean

What do you make of what you've highlighted?

 

Message 15 of 26
mdavis22569
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@info 

 

that highlight and needing a "3rd Party" addin is what I was saying should be alarming. 


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Message 16 of 26
info
in reply to: mdavis22569

Understood, avoid and stick with the subscription

Message 17 of 26
hunter_maste
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Also perpetualcad.com shows perpetual licenses for 2020

I've emailed them to ask how this works.

Message 18 of 26
mdavis22569
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@hunter_maste 
2020 wasn’t  available for perpetual licensing 

 

 


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Message 19 of 26
hunter_maste
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Customers with perpetual licenses on maintenance plan received upgrades to the current version as long as the plan was active

 

Google: autocad Letting maintenance expire

for details

 

If the maintenance plan was allowed to elapse, the customer would still have perpetual access to the version that was current at the time of the lapse.

Message 20 of 26
mdavis22569
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You didn't state it like that. You stated:

 

Also perpetualcad.com shows perpetual licenses for 2020

I've emailed them to ask how this works.

 

I don't believe 2020 was avail for Perpetuals ... Maint maybe.


But good luck ... not sure why everyone wants the short cuts.    It's all fun till they get audit'd / educational stamps or other issues on their files.    For trying to save a few $$$.  



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