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Old 10-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Free MA3 promotion

(Today), I saw a major company giving away free ma3 keys!? Are they authorized?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Where did you see that?
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Original site here:

http://www.techgravy.net/2010/10/fre...reensaver.html
Links to:
http://register.avanquest.com/ABSOFT....cfm?idcgd=499
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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Man that looks fishy.
Bat rays? We don't need no stinking bat rays!
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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Well it does seem to work... risking a flood of emails I went through the motions and received a serial. I have not tried to see if is valid and wonder if it is the same number for every application.
The first section of numbers is AVBKF-24AVR-ZE652 if anyone wants to compare
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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Prolific will look into it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:14 AM   #7
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Avanquest is an official partner/distributor of Marine Aquarium 3. However I don't think giving away the product to any Tom, Dick, or Gerhardt is what Jim or Prolific had in mind. I will be watching this intently.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:04 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Ralph:
I have not tried to see if is valid and wonder if it is the same number for every application.
The first section of numbers is AVBKF-24AVR-ZE652 if anyone wants to compare  
I didn't see if it was valid (I already have a purchased serial), but I got the same one, unless the last piece differs.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #9
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Avanquest was meant to be our hard-copy manufacturer and distributer. Unfortunately, they also have the right to do electronic sales, which has proven disastrous for me.

They buy a block of Key Codes at a greatly reduced price, then can do whatever they want with them. If they want to give the keys away as some kind of advertising promotion, we can't stop them.

If anyone notices that they are giving away the SAME key to more than one person, we can definitely stop them.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:42 AM   #10
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Yes Jim, the keys are all the same. (the ONE key, that is)

I tried 3 different dispose emails, and the key was the same. Also the same as
Ralphs AVBKF-24AVR-ZE652-XXXX one.

BTW, it's completely different than the key you gave me for beta test.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
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Prolific has sent a Cease-and-Desist order.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:10 AM   #12
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I also got the same product key.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #13
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Maybe a blacklisting on the key for next build:

http://www.raymond.cc/forum/freebies...tml#post216656
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #14
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Yes, it will be disabled.
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