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Re: Purchasing Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg91195] Re: Purchasing Mathematica
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 07:44:48 -0400 (EDT)
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amzoti wrote:
> Hi All,
> there was a recent and legit posting from someone who had an extra
> copy of Mathematica with Premium Service for sale - except I saw it too late -
> rats.
> I have seen questionable postings of Mathematica for sale on Ebay, Craigslist
> and also PW cracked versions on many bit torrent type sites - all of
> which I avoid.
> Having said that - I can also not afford the current price of Mathematica and
> am not enrolled as a student anywhere.
> I truly enjoy exploring mathematics and have used Mathematica for so long that
> it is hard to change to another CAS.
> How does one go about finding legitimate copies for sale of Mathematica where
> someone will properly transfer their license?
> I am a registered owner of version 4 - the last version I was able to
> afford given my job.
> Is there a site or is this moderated forum the right place to ask for
> people trying to sell legit copies?
> Thank you for any pointers.
> [My preference on this issue is the following - if you have a
>  copy of Mathematica you want to sell legally or if you want to
>  buy a "used" copy legally, send a note to me at this group.  I
>  will collect such information and distribute it to those interested.
>  I do not want the group to be full of buy or sell posts, so this
>  seems to be one way to do it.  I am open to comments -  Steve Christensen,
>  Moderator]
> ~A
It is certainly possible to transfer a license from one owner to another 
legally. I did this when I left my former employment and arranged to 
transfer the license into my name.

Therefore, if you find a genuine offer of a Mathematica for sale, I 
guess the vendor will be willing to go through this procedure, and you 
will have no worries.

Maybe you should start by contacting Wolfram Research.

David Bailey

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