I have written something in the order of 25-30 emails to element5 and DVDFab about this and it is just not possible to get even a simple message understood. I had been using DVD Platinum for a number of years now. Last year I inadvertently ordered it a second time, in a two package bundle. Once I realized my mistake I contacted the vendor and my credit card company and rescinded the order.
Recently I had occasion to upgrade the original software which is supposed to have unlimited upgrades and support. There was a problem with the activation of the upgrade and I contacted DVDFab who told me that I was not eligible for support because I had obtained a chargeback from American Express for the software. I tried to explain this was on a second copy, but I could not make myself understood.
DVDFab insisted that I purchase the software again. I tried to do that, despite the fact that I would be paying for something I already owned. Next ement5 contacted me and indicated that they would not put the order through. Ignoring my explanation of what had happened, they just kept insisting that I send them a fax, authorizing them to re-charge my credit card for the original two package deal. I reluctantly did exactly that, with the written understanding, that this would open up my account and allow me to receive support for the software I was paying for.
After element5 got my fax they sent me a software key. This key doesnâ€™t work. They did nothing, despite about Â½ dozen emails to provide any support or contact DVDFab and allow my support to resume with them. Every time I write to either group they tell me that because I have a chargeback I am not eligible for support. So far, for one piece of $50 software, I have spent about $125, and for my money I have gotten software that doesnâ€™t work and I canâ€™t get any support on.
Ironically, I have every confidence that with a little help from DVDFab, that this could easily be straightened out. The software is functioning perfectly in trial mode, but I only have a few days left before the period runs out. More than likely all I need is a working software key.
I have no idea what else to do or whom to write to....