The key word there is "most". Not all, most. This person is
obviously on a budget and isn't sure they can/wish to spend so much on
an optional tool. Since I'm sure there is someone out there who found
out they did NOT like it, I find their question perfectly reasonable.
The seller gets rid of something cluttering their computer/shelf and
the buyer gets a piece of software they wouldn't otherwise afford.
To say that programmers will go out of business if we don't
continually purchase their products only from them is to say that
authors will starve if we buy used copies of books. The presence of
the used market is impetus for the creative person to continue to
I'm eventually going to buy a copy myself....though I'm really
fighting with myself over the expense of the glass database....and
yes, I will undoubtedly buy it new unless someone actually comes up to
me and says "I hate this, please take it off my hands for a
pittance"...but that's just because I WILL be able to afford it
comfortably and I dont want to spend the time trying to find a don't
Bryan "just an alternative view" Paschke
On 14 Sep 2003 03:10:46 -0700, email@example.com (Elizabeth in
>You might have difficulty buying a secondhand copy.
>Most people if they like it enough to buy it just upgrade when a new
>version comes out so couldnt sell you the old copy as the passwords >wouldnt work.
>Elizabeth in UK