Ever since Adobe changed their ways of distribution, Photoshop and other products can only be rented. The software producer lures existing customers with discounts, for example when they are willing to switch from a purchased Creative Suite (CS3 onwards) to the new cloud model. The purchased licence expires when the customer accepts the discount offer. But there is an even more lucrative alternative for companies: Don’t accept the discount and sell their used software.

For example: The annual rent for CS6 – without discount – is 840 euros. When selling the used Adobe licence on li-x at the daily rate, which is currently 1300 euros, the monthly price would be reduced to 22,30 euros. The 300 euro discount offered by Adobe only reduces the monthly price from 69,99 euros to 49,99 euros per month.