2. Be sure the item for sale is a) unopened and therefore unregistered, and b) is the full retail version of the software, which comes packaged with a USB headset mic (the Andrea USB NC-7100, in my box at least). Ask the vendor a question if ncessary.
You may be able to substitute another mic if you’re already equipped.
3. Bid or use “buy it now”. sknetstore’s buy it now price is $60, but when I bid there was no crush of bidders, so I got it for the opening price of $49 + S&H.
5. Take stock of the choices: download the whole thing for free (200mb, not for dialup users!), pay $5.95 for a free CD-ROM to be shipped to you, or pay $20 to have them send you a full – if slim – documentation and software package. The installer you’ll get with all of these options requires the presence of the a valid Enhanced Edition CD-ROM mounted on your machine.
That’s it! I opted for the free download. Total cost to me? About $50. Total savings compared to a list-price purchase? About $150.
Please note: it’s very likely that IBM will act to close this loophole once it’s well-known, or once they conclude that they’ve serviced the whole user-base of Enhanced Edition adopters. Additionally, it should be noted that ViaVoice for X is only supported for use on “Mac OSX 10.1”, according to IBM’s support notes; it is working for me under 10.1.2; and anecdotal evidence has been proffered of it’s operation under Jagwire 10.2. YMMV, natch; but DANG! Wotta deal!