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discount-software-store.net - legit?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Specks, May 26, 2010.

  1. Specks

    Specks

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    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.
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

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  3. Specks

    Specks

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    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.
     
  4. Linux3

    Linux3

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

    Swiper

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    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
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  6. Specks

    Specks

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

    Swiper

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    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.
     
  8. Swiper

    Swiper

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    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.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  9. Swiper

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    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
    Alexey Rastov ([​IMG])
    kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
    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 ([​IMG])
    kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
    Bataysk
    Rostovskaya oblast,346880
    TR
    Tel. +000.8632904000
    Fax. +000.8632904000

    Technical Contact:
    Alexey Rastov1273571941
    Alexey Rastov ([​IMG])
    kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
    Bataysk
    Rostovskaya oblast,346880
    TR
    Tel. +000.8632904000
    Fax. +000.8632904000

    Billing Contact:
    Alexey Rastov1273571941
    Alexey Rastov ([​IMG])
    kvartal Aviagorodok d 3 kv 64
    Bataysk
    Rostovskaya oblast,346880
    TR
    Tel. +000.8632904000
    Fax. +000.8632904000

    Status:LOCKED
    Note: This Domain Name is currently Locked. In this status the domain
    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
    hijacking.
     
  10. Swiper

    Swiper

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    I noticed that both companies have exactly the same "testimonials" from extremely satisfied customers.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  11. Swiper

    Swiper

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    So are you going to make a purchase? :supergrin:
     
  12. TuxthePenguin

    TuxthePenguin

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    Buy it from that site or download from thepiratebay... either way the proper people are not getting paid.