rikhyray wrote:Edu or normally bought Macbook are exactly the same, so all the other products of any company sold under educationals schemes.
yeah but if I want to resell a Mac bought under an EDU licence I guess I can?
I don't think it's really fair, or let's say smart, for NI not to let the owner check in any way possible if he has or not an EDU licence.
Why you want to punish yourself by not buying, using NI products while real culprits are at the store you bought it. Dont know how it is in Italy but in Germany it would be simple to fix, you go with the receipts and details to the police, file the case and wait.
I know, and you are completely right about that, I haven't done anything yet for a couple of reasons:
- I have already sent Maschine to the guy who bought it and I'm waiting to have it back
- I wanna first go to the store and ask them to change it
- if they don't I'll go the the... mmm I don't know how you call it there, well let's say the police for the commerce, taxes and so on
WIthin few days the shop will be calling you with apologies, full refund or genuine replacement plus some goodies begging you to withdraw the case. However if you dont go to police first, 9 out of 10 you will be wasting weeks in negotiation and might end up with nothing. That it`s what I lernt here, sadly but it is kind of "shoot first, ask questions later"
I wanna deal with the store first, because here in Italy the longest route would be going to the police.
since you are german you should know how Italy is considered badly under these circumstancies... well I can tell you it's exactly as bad as they say
anyway, apart from being pissed by the problem, the fraud, and the fact that I had to give back the money and go through all this, and then try to sell Maschine again (its price is dropping fast and I'll be lucky to get the same amount of money I did, + I have to pay the guy to send it back to me)... I'm not here to talk badly about NI or tell you not to buy their stuff or anything. the only warning I gave was to check your licences before it happens something like this to you as well. (ok maybe I reacted angrily when they deleted my S4 licence -_- but that was really retarded by them... come on...)
and I'll surely make the store pay for this.
at least a guy from NI (NOT the official customer support) read my story on the forum and what the name and contacts of the store, which I will be more than happy to provide, hoping they do something about that too.
(actually that's all I wanted from NI, that they cared that someone who buys their stuff is getting scammed. and I told the customer support that I could let them know which store was and have a copy of the receipt if they wanted to do something about them, but they didn't care at all)
anyway thanks everybody for the support and the interest in my little trouble, I know it's annoying reading about someone who is complaining about stuff like this.