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    Chuck or Kurtis or ?? -> LW 9 pre-order when?

    For those of us who already own the latest version of LW, will there be (or is there already) somewhere to place pre-orders for LW 9/Vue?

    All I've read about is buying the LW 8 upgrade and getting a free v9.0 when it's released. What about those of us who already own 8 but want to pre-order 9?

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    You can preorder it on the "buy now" page for $395 or $495 with printed manual. In both cases Vue 5 infinite is included.
    Scroll all the way down on that page and you will see the offer.

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    My understanding from the buy now page is that you are ordering LW 8 with a free upgrade to LW 9. I already own LW 8 and have no need for duplicate CDs to be sent to me.

    The upgrade page says:
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    Special Offer + e-on software Vue 5 InfiniteŽ !
    LightWave 3DŽ [8] Electronic - Upgrade
    This upgrade version will ship in a DVD case with the following materials:

    * LightWave 3D [8] Program CD
    * LightWave 3D [8] Content CD 1 & 2
    * LightWave 3D [8] 3rd Party Sampler CD
    * Complete Reference in Electronic Form
    * Vue 5 Infinite Application CD
    * Vue 5 Infinite Extra CD
    * Vue 5 Infinite complete Electronic Reference Manual
    * Includes Free Update to LightWave v9.0 with PDF manual!
    * Mac/PC

    If you are a registered user of any previous standalone version of LightWave 3D for Mac or PC , you can upgrade to the very latest in 3D software for only $395!

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    It seems like a waste for them to send me all those CDs when I already own LW 8 and would just throw them away....

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    What Art said!

    Paul, you are just not scrolling down the list until you get to the offers for 9 for [8] registered owners. The listing there is:

    Special Offer LightWave 9 upgrade w/ Vue 5 InfiniteŽ !
    LightWave 3DŽ 9 - Upgrade with PDF Manual
    This upgrade version will ship in a box with the following materials:

    * Vue 5 Infinite Application CD
    * Special Activation Code
    * Mac/PC

    If you are a registered user of any previous standalone version of LightWave 3D for Mac or PC , you can upgrade to the very latest in 3D software for only $395!
    That's what you get immediately, and then when it is ready, LightWave 9 will be shipped to you...
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    Ah got it Chuck - IMHO not the best web design then.... It might be worth it to just have a series of simple links rather than that large scrolling window in the center of the screen.

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    /agree

    Wait a sec, aren't you on vacation?

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    I too missed it first time I looked at the buy now page.

    Who else is suposed to be on vacation? I'll be leaving tomorrow to sunny Florida. If I preorder today (that's the plan)... Vue 5 might be already waiting for me when I come back in 10 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by art
    I'll be leaving tomorrow to sunny Florida.
    Dang Hobbyist....

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    I thought that 3D professionals also get vacations

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcole
    /agree

    Wait a sec, aren't you on vacation?

    Oops, yep, sorry!!! I'll shut off the system and go watch some TV...
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    Question

    Maybe ready to jump on the bandwagon here on the upgrade. I too have 8.3 installed and not looking forward to more of the same. However, how or why some vendors (like Harbor Shore) have a better pricing ?
    That is, LW8 to 9 w/Vue $359
    LW9 w/vue $369

    For those users like myself that waited sooo long for 8 (pre-ordered), does Newtek match other vendors prices or come up with a better deal ?

    If I go with the LW8 version upgrade, am I just using the new S/N to upgrade to LW9 when out. Rather than re-installing my current LW8.3.

    Like to see some discounting, if possible.

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    bad chuck! vacation means vacation! , go watch those unopened movies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck
    Oops, yep, sorry!!! I'll shut off the system and go watch some TV...
    Busman's Holiday maybe ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCL
    Maybe ready to jump on the bandwagon here on the upgrade. I too have 8.3 installed and not looking forward to more of the same. However, how or why some vendors (like Harbor Shore) have a better pricing ?
    That is, LW8 to 9 w/Vue $359
    LW9 w/vue $369

    For those users like myself that waited sooo long for 8 (pre-ordered), does Newtek match other vendors prices or come up with a better deal ?

    If I go with the LW8 version upgrade, am I just using the new S/N to upgrade to LW9 when out. Rather than re-installing my current LW8.3.

    Like to see some discounting, if possible.

    NewTek sells directly for MSRP, and our authorised retail and catalog resellers may at times be able to provide discounts.
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    LW9 upgrade question...

    Any Lightwave 9 upgrade discounts for those of us that purchased Vue 5 Infinite when it first came out back in February? Just wondering.

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