2009-06-22 18:06:47 UTC
Sorry to hear that you are having problems. As you may have read, Bob
has blocked me from getting upgrades (I guess). I have not tried to do
this, but he said that I have been blocked.
First, I visit PirateBay.org to see if my Software has been cracked. I
notice that PowerBasic (All version) are there often. Here is what I
found today: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3515513/PowerBasic_For_Windows_v8.01
I am NOT saying that you should download this if you have not
purchased a legal copy. BUT, if you have purchased a legal copy and
Bob is being a butt, then you have the right to download what you have
paid the license for.
Next, if you still need to buy something from PowerBasic, and you are
blocked, do this.
1 Get a Yahoo or GMail account.
2 Use your credit card to purchase a Simons Gift Card http://www.simon.com/Giftcard
3 Put the total you need on this card.
4 Give the card to yourself (that is, use the NEW email address you
used in step 1)
When you give a card to someone, you enter items about the person who
gets that card.
Since Bob is blocking YOU, he only knows your contact info. So the
card goes to a NEW IDENTITY.
YOU: Olav Jenson, 123 MainStreet, LittleCity, 12345, Tel 011
123 1234 1234, ***@xxx.com
NEW YOU: Mary Smith, 444 OtherStreet, BigBigCity, 99999, Tel 011 999
9999 9999, ***@gmail.com
5 After you buy the card, an email will be sent to the new address.
Respond to it and ... the card is all set-up.
*** The card is like a credit card, it has a 16 digit number, an
expiration date, and a CVV2 security number.
This will ALL be emailed to you at your NEW YOU email address.
6 Go to the PowerBasic web site and enter the NEW YOU info to complete
the sale with the NEW Simons credit card. NONE of YOUR REAL info will
be tracked back to PowerBasic.
Needless to say, select Digital Download unless the mailing address is
for one of your friends and you want physical delivery.
I used this to set-up an iTunes account. I registered the Simons card
through PayPay. This allows me to download free iPhone apps. If I make
a mistake, and select a non-free app, the card is limited to $.50 and
the sale is halted.
I purchased the card ($20 minimum). Purchased stuff on Amazon until
the balance was fifty cents. When an iTunes account is set-up, it
REQUIRES a funding source. I used paypal which has this Simons card as
the only funding source. Thus, iTunes was satisfied that there was an
active funding source.
Neither PayPal or iTunes has any idea or information about me on these
accounts. I have two PayPal accounts - one with my real information,
and the Simons account. When iTunes requests info about the card,
PayPal requests info from Simons, who ONLY provides info about the
person who I gave the card TO. That includes the NEW YOU address,
phone number, email address, etc.
Hope this helps you Olav