From another thread I learned that ebay won`t publish any metastock offers anymore -even of legal copies- , because Equis informed them they would sue them on the grounds of copyright infringements.
This is near to omega`s policy to stop supporting -Legally transferred - TS2000i licenses. I got rid of both products.
Why MS8 ? Why not AMIBROKER ? $ 99 EOD, $199 RT (and possible to use IB directly as free RT-datafeed, free brokerfeeds through QT). EOD from yahoo etc....
Add-ons (mostly free or cheap) are available. One I use as a non-programming-guy is "Powerscan" which will almost write the code (for your custom designed queries , formulae or indicators) for you. 30 days trial, $ 39 afterward. Compare this to MS or TS.
A topnotch, fast emerging product, an easily accessible archive of formulas and tips, the BEST community at groups.yahoo and a developer who gives answers at the board or through e-mail almost instantly.
I have no connection with amibroker aside from being a satisfied customer - as many others are.