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Specks
05-26-2010, 17:15
I use Quicken to manage my finances and my version, 2007, has stopped being able to import downloaded transactions, forcing me to upgrade.

I did a search and found that a site called www.discount-software-store.net offers Quicken Home and Business 2010 for $30.

It's normally $90 from the Intuit site but I have a $20 discount.

Is this a legit site? I find it hard to believe that they can honestly provide it at that price.

Sgt. Schultz
05-26-2010, 18:14
I always check the Better Business Bureau website for information of websites that I'm not familiar with before I will do business with them. I couldn't find any info on your link or the business address listed but their telephone number brings up this report ...
http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/computers-software-and-services/quality-soft-ltd-in-fairfield-ca-357925

TuxthePenguin
05-26-2010, 21:13
Amateurs.....

http://thepiratebay.org/

Specks
05-27-2010, 06:50
Thanks Sgt. Schultz, my wife suggested looking them up on the BBB just after I first posted.

TuxthePenguin, I prefer to properly pay for the software I use.

Linux3
05-27-2010, 18:19
Amateurs.....

http://thepiratebay.org/

Someone else who doesn't think people should be paid for their work!

Swiper
05-27-2010, 18:38
I would be weary of an online store that has only existed for about a month and seem to have connections with Russia.

Domain Name: DISCOUNT-SOFTWARE-STORE.NET
Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Name Server: NS.NS1DNS.COM
Name Server: NS.NS2DNS.RU
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 14-apr-2010
Creation Date: 12-apr-2010
Expiration Date: 12-apr-2011

Specks
05-27-2010, 18:42
I would be weary of an online store that has only existed for about a month and seem to have connections with Russia.

Domain Name: DISCOUNT-SOFTWARE-STORE.NET
Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Name Server: NS.NS1DNS.COM
Name Server: NS.NS2DNS.RU
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 14-apr-2010
Creation Date: 12-apr-2010
Expiration Date: 12-apr-2011

Yeah, I ran the url through whois.net. Did you use iptrace to trace it to Russia?

Swiper
05-27-2010, 18:46
By looking up their customer service number we can find that they have been operating under numerous other business names (Deluxe Discounter is one of them) for short periods of time. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.

Swiper
05-27-2010, 18:51
Yeah, I ran the url through whois.net. Did you use iptrace to trace it to Russia?

Some info I found online, but there are also claims that the business are operating out of Germany. Anyhow, it's obviously a scam and it would be ill advised for anyone to conduct business with the company.

Swiper
05-27-2010, 18:56
www.discount-software-store.net (http://www.discount-software-store.net/)

shares customer service phone number with this company

www.rdiscounter.com/

... which is owned by somebody in Russia.


Registration Service Provided By: ALANTRON.COM
Contact: +90.2622260035
Website: http://www.alantron.com

Domain Name: RDISCOUNTER.COM

Registrant:
Alexey Rastov1273571941
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Bataysk
Rostovskaya oblast,346880
TR
Tel. +000.8632904000
Fax. +000.8632904000

Creation Date: 24-Feb-2010
Expiration Date: 24-Feb-2011

Domain servers in listed order:
ns2.mx2ns.com
ns1.mx2ns.com

Administrative Contact:
Alexey Rastov1273571941
Alexey Rastov (http://source.domaintools.com/email.pgif?md5=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6&face=arial&size=9&color=000000&*********FFFFFF&face=arial&size=9&color=0000FF&*********FFFFFF&format[]=underline&format[]=transparent&format[]=transparent (http://www.domaintools.com/reverse-whois/?email=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6))
kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
Bataysk
Rostovskaya oblast,346880
TR
Tel. +000.8632904000
Fax. +000.8632904000

Technical Contact:
Alexey Rastov1273571941
Alexey Rastov (http://source.domaintools.com/email.pgif?md5=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6&face=arial&size=9&color=000000&*********FFFFFF&face=arial&size=9&color=0000FF&*********FFFFFF&format[]=underline&format[]=transparent&format[]=transparent (http://www.domaintools.com/reverse-whois/?email=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6))
kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
Bataysk
Rostovskaya oblast,346880
TR
Tel. +000.8632904000
Fax. +000.8632904000

Billing Contact:
Alexey Rastov1273571941
Alexey Rastov (http://source.domaintools.com/email.pgif?md5=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6&face=arial&size=9&color=000000&*********FFFFFF&face=arial&size=9&color=0000FF&*********FFFFFF&format[]=underline&format[]=transparent&format[]=transparent (http://www.domaintools.com/reverse-whois/?email=307834eea32232a30c55e3f4c11e08b6))
kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
Bataysk
Rostovskaya oblast,346880
TR
Tel. +000.8632904000
Fax. +000.8632904000

Status:LOCKED
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name cannot be transferred, hijacked, or modified. The Owner of this
domain name can easily change this status from their control panel.
This feature is provided as a security measure against fraudulent domain name
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Swiper
05-27-2010, 18:59
www.discount-software-store.net (http://www.discount-software-store.net/)

shares customer service phone number with this company

www.rdiscounter.com/ (http://www.rdiscounter.com/)

... which is owned by somebody in Russia.


I noticed that both companies have exactly the same "testimonials" from extremely satisfied customers.

Swiper
05-27-2010, 19:00
I use Quicken to manage my finances and my version, 2007, has stopped being able to import downloaded transactions, forcing me to upgrade.

I did a search and found that a site called www.discount-software-store.net (http://www.discount-software-store.net) offers Quicken Home and Business 2010 for $30.

It's normally $90 from the Intuit site but I have a $20 discount.

Is this a legit site? I find it hard to believe that they can honestly provide it at that price.

So are you going to make a purchase? :supergrin:

TuxthePenguin
05-28-2010, 07:22
Buy it from that site or download from thepiratebay... either way the proper people are not getting paid.