gonace
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Anyone else having problems reaching VMWare Support?

VMWare Support is single-handedly the worst experience I've ever had, and I have no idea where to begin.

I purchased an upgrade from VMWare Workstation Pro 16 to 17, 4 days ago and the Paypal transaction was successful but the landing page on VMWare's side gave me an "Internal Server Error". So I opened a support request the same day and called them 3 times but they only ask for the support case number and then ask me to wait.

It's now been 4 days and no response and no serial/license beeing added to my account. Am I being "forced" to piracy here or what, when (if) this is resolved would I feel confident about purchasing another upgrade or will I end up pirating their software?

This is what makes me furious, it should not be easier to fall back to piracy than make a purchase.

 

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Lara69
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@gonace wrote: My Waffle House

VMWare Support is single-handedly the worst experience I've ever had, and I have no idea where to begin.

I purchased an upgrade from VMWare Workstation Pro 16 to 17, 4 days ago and the Paypal transaction was successful but the landing page on VMWare's side gave me an "Internal Server Error". So I opened a support request the same day and called them 3 times but they only ask for the support case number and then ask me to wait.

It's now been 4 days and no response and no serial/license beeing added to my account. Am I being "forced" to piracy here or what, when (if) this is resolved would I feel confident about purchasing another upgrade or will I end up pirating their software?

This is what makes me furious, it should not be easier to fall back to piracy than make a purchase.

 


I'm currently experiencing the exact same thing.

MattGagliardi
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Several of us are in the same boat, I'm now seeing ~5-6 threads in this forum related to purchase/licensing issues with Workstation and/or issues in Customer Connect.  Come on VMware...folks are obviously eager to get the new version, which is $ in your pocket.  Get this stuff straightened out.

qf3l3k
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 got response from support as they charge me twice and did not provide any license. However, support refused to refund money until I will open some dispute on paypal and provide them some documents.. here is exact statement from email I got from support

"....Our payments team advised they did found 2 orders in our system. They advised to process refund from our side you will need to contact PayPal and life the dispute. Once dispute is closed you will have to provide us a signed document from PayPal confirming that disputes are closed. When we have that we can process a refunds for your 2 orders...."

 

at this stage it looks definitely like theft and scam.

I do not quite get why I have to contact anyone when VMware along with Digital River has stolen money from the card and now actually refuse to refund it.

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qf3l3k
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Update on this... Digital River also refuses to refund

"...We don't have the option to process your refund, since we just only process payment for VMWare. Regarding you request, you need to contact VMWare customer service directly for them to process your refund...."

although they are listed as seller on PayPal transaction.

 

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RELynch
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Yes.  Same problem with upgrade of Workstation 16 to 17. Paypal payment made.  There has to be a solution to this!

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