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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2011, 15:25 »
DO NOT buy a cushy stock license key

I bought a license key two months ago that didn't work. After contacting support I got one reply ("working on it") and after that the next message showed on the cushystock website:

Software support and development are temporary suspended. You can purchase the license at your own risk.

And then there was silence from the support team, so now I'm a few euros shorter and still stuck with the trial version.


« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2011, 17:23 »
Sorry to hear about that.
I had email contact with Alex Bakulin for a while last year about some bugs and problems I had.
He always answered my mails, so perhaps the suspending of support is indeed temporarily. I hope so.
In the last contacts we had he wrote that he was very busy with the job he had and that he had not much time to work on Cushystock in that period.
For I was very, very  busy last year too the contact has stopped.

My ideas about the software:
The principal idea is fantastic. But there were some bugs. Most of them I have learned to work around them.
I use still an older version of the software for I cannot import the database into the newer versions. Propably a bug or something wrong with the database itself.
For I am not a software developer I never understood why Alex changed the way the database had to be imported in a new version. In the older versions I could simple copy the backup into the new installationmap and it all worked like before.
(That's a thing I always see happen: newer versions of software always become more and more complicated. Why? The best (and bugfree) programs I use are simple and very small and mostly can even be used from an Usb-stick)
Cushystock is the software I used from the start, but the database is now growing and growing and the software becomes slow.
I wrote Alex about that problem and he was trying to solve that in newer versions.
But this old version works still very well to me for keywording, ftp-uploading and having an oversight of accepted and rejected images for each agency.

Everytime there's a topic at Mocrostockgroup with questions about this type of software I read it very carefully, but until now I did not find software that does all that Cushy does and better. And I am not familiar with spreadsheets too... :'( 

rvvelde: I will send AlexBakulin an email about this topic with the link. He has an account here. Perhaps he will answer you and send you a new key or send your money back...

« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2011, 02:58 »

Thanks for your actions. However there is still not a word (nor a valid key, or a dollar) from Alex. I can sympathise with busy people since I am also busy with a lot of stuff, but that does not allow one to just take your money and leave you with a faulty product and no response to multiple attempts to sort this out.

Again thanks for your help, please let me now of the cushy stock team surfaces again.

Greets, RvVelde


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