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Discussion in 'VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum' started by Daboyracer, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Daboyracer
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    Daboyracer Speed Freak

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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    hi all,
    gonna get me a cable next week but i want to know the difference between the ones sold on ebay and the one 'NHN' is supplying?

    thanks

    Damo
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    SAiLO Enthusiast VCDS Map User

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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    You won't get the most recent, fully licensed version of VCDS with the cable bought on eBay, also the quality of the cable may not be the best.
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    Also potentially you may purchase an illegal cracked copy of VCDS or cable.

    Ross-Tech spend a lot of money in R&D, Software Development and User Support but still they manage to produce and sell a product at a reasonable price point for what it can do. Just ask a dealer how much his official VAG diagnostic system costs.

    Do yourself a big favour and make sure that you purchase a genuine Ross-Tech cable.

    Paul
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    hey Damo, ok some info may help you decide even if not from me:

    1st of all they're illegal if you are getting anything above version 409, counterfeit & its very commonly known that they tend to give up the ghost so what a waste of money overall
    2nd it will be locked to a specific version & not updateable whatsoever if its above 409
    3rd if you buy the dumb interface for version 312-409 then this would be a shareware version & very limited & its extremely old, plus if you buy a license for this from RT then this will be also the older 409 version as they dont support dumb interfaces after that version
    4th you will pay $99 for the license for the much older version, this is a waste of money IMHO as its older version, locked to a pc cant be used on any machine, only one & with cable thats maybe £100, IMHO pointless but others would differ.
    5th no support whatsoever & I personally dont support or help people with counterfeits, although others may do
    6th No use of updated versions released & compatibility with new cars, where as genuine ones will always work on all cars when released with an update
    7th Genuine ones get free updates & free support
    8th Genuine ones can be used on any pc/laptop given the activation is built into the cable, not the software, I've used mine on numerous laptops without problems, given I'm a tech whore & I like new laptops frequently & work in this sector.

    I mean I could list many more reasons, but do I really need to, maybe someone will list why not to use genuine, but overall I cant think of one reason why not to tbh, here's a simple maths lesson without being condescending

    VAG VAS5052 is £5-12k & you must subscribe to updates at a huge cost
    VCDS supplied delivered £244(from me) with free updates & support

    The term no brainer would seem appropriate here woudnt you agree & anyone that says its expensive or a rip of needs a lobotomy :)

    8.5th You get to deal with my happy face, that alone is worth millions, grab it whilst you can mate :nyah:
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    Blimey mate you got that spiel in a document that you cut'n'paste from, is you happy face really worth that much - LOL :jester:
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    No I just made up the top part, but the 8.5th is from a best seller, it was called "How To Buy A Vagcom Successfully Without Getting Bum Raped "

    :lmfao:
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    Thanks for all the replys looks like i wont be getting the cable next week but will be trying to put the money together for the legit one
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