A Medley of Rosetta Stone Rants
Here are a number of negative or just-plain-harsh reviews of Rosetta Stone that I have received in the past several months. These are visitor-submitted reviews that I did not post at the time I received them, some for technical reasons, some because they were just too short to be given a whole page. Enjoy the flames.
ROSETTA WILL NOT PROVIDE A WORKING CODE IF YOUR COMPUTER BREAKS
Rosetta Stone Chinese: I purchased Rosetta Stone Chinese for about 750 dollars.
DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO BUY THE PROGRAM AGAIN IF YOU HAVE COMPUTER PROBLEMS. IF YOUR HARD DRIVE CRASHES ROSETTA WILL HAVE A FIT AND IT WILL TAKE 1-2 HOURS OF SUPPORT TIME TO RECEIVE A FRESH CODE, AT WHICH POINT THEY WARN YOU STRONGLY. IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, THEY MAY SIMPLY TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR "SEATS" AND YOU HAVE TO PURCHASE THE PROGRAM FRESH ALL OVER AGAIN !!!!!
BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE IN THIS SCENARIO, INVOICE FOR THE SOFTWARE, AND AN INVOICE FROM THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP WITH PHONE NUMBERS OF THE SHOP. THEY WILL TRY TO VERIFY THAT YOUR COMPUTER BROKE AND IF THEY CAN'T YOU LOSE YOUR COPY !!!!!!
THE SOFTWARE IS VERY VERY UNINTELLIGENT AND WILL COUNT EACH INSTALL, EVEN ON THE SAME COMPUTER, AS LOST "SEATS" AND ONCE THOSE ARE GONE, YOU ARE SCREWED.YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LET OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS USE THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD !!!
Thanks for the Info
Thanks for all the reviews. I had bidded on a couple programs on eBay and was out bidded, thank God..
Waste of Money
ERIC MARC LAVIGNE
fly by night course if anything. By the time this arrived to me,here in Canada,it cost over 500.00 dollars. After about 10 minutes,I tossed it,box and all the Rosetta stone items into the trash can. What a waste this was.
yea i know what you saying about the memorizing, tricks, and cheating thing, i thought the exact thing
500$ is Too Much for Too Little
while its true that the 500 price tag is really really steep for this software, It DOES do its job well. If its really that big of a problem to you just go pirate it... this may be against some of your ethics but hell, if you need to learn a new language and you are broke it IS an option.
thats what I did. -
Portland, OR, USA
Who can afford this?
I find that Rosetta Stone offers dicounts (50percent) but do not honor that discount. Just try to get it, you can't and won't! I would rather pay more with a co. that does not use lies and tricks.
Doesn't Work at All
I was given Rosetta Stone Spanish last Christmas and finally got around to trying to use it. For me it's been hopeless. The microphone doesn't work, so I can use it at all. A complete waste of money, as far as I can tell.
Rosetta Stone is a Waste of Time and Money.....
The software is terrible it teaches you nothing and doesn't even tell you what phrases you are repeating. It is a scam - ive seen hundreds of tv advertisements and fake online reviews BUT the truth is it's crap.