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Am I right in saying this is one to avoid? (MS Office purchase)

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Looking around for a deal for my mother in law on MS Office Pro (needs to have publisher). Found this at softdealworld.com for £80 but this looks dodgy, just want someone to confirm: http://whois.d… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Looking around for a deal for my mother in law on MS Office Pro (needs to have publisher). Found this at softdealworld.com for £80 but this looks dodgy, just want someone to confirm:

http://whois.domaintools.com/softdealworld.com

Seems to be registered by proxy, last month.

I assume I'm not going to find MS Office Pro for anything near this price? Around £200-£300 more like it? Or is there any alternatives, maybe get Publisher as a standalone? It's for a museum kinda place so maybe they could get something under an education license?


I've seen loads that say something like academic, are they ok to buy and use? Never bought any versions of office before so any advice most welcome.

Thanks.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
http://whois.domaintools.com/softdealworld.com


http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/16984/Microsoft-Office-Professional-2007-Academic?source=googleps



How do they know whether you're in education when you buy an education copy anyway? Is there a way they can tell upon registration or something?
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It's not checked. Not usually full suite - most actual students will use the ultimate steal to get MS 07 ultimate for £38.
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We were looking at office 2007 for a PC at work and it was between £200 and £300 so i'd give it a wide birth!

I dont think they can tell if you are in education, but if you use it and you arent then you may as well put on an eye patch and pirate it :)
#4
seancampbell
It's not checked. Not usually full suite - most actual students will use the ultimate steal to get MS 07 ultimate for £38.


huh? what's the ultimate steal may I ask?
#5
emma2208
We were looking at office 2007 for a PC at work and it was between £200 and £300 so i'd give it a wide birth!

I dont think they can tell if you are in education, but if you use it and you arent then you may as well put on an eye patch and pirate it :)


I expect you're right, but that's what they want unless there's a good alternative. Publisher seems to be the most wanted item so they might look at openoffice or something and get publisher on its own if that's possible?
#6
Can they use a version upgrade package as they have a trial version of the standard office 2007. I would assume the answer is no?
#7
Ultimate Steal is a students only promo - you need an ac.uk or sch.uk email to get it.

You can't upgrade a trial lol.
and the site in OP is v dodgy.
#8
seancampbell
Ultimate Steal is a students only promo - you need an ac.uk or sch.uk email to get it.

You can't upgrade a trial lol.
and the site in OP is v dodgy.


Cheers! Thought it was dodgy, just wanted to hear it from someone else to make sure!

So they either have to get the full version for around £200 - £300 or wing it on the education version which might not be totally legit for around £100?

They have the standard trial version, I assume there's no cheap way to upgrade that is there? I assume they'd need to buy a cd as the publisher part they want is missing atm.
#9
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&q=microsoft+office+professional&cid=6082101091367941334&sa=title#p

I assume they can't use this either technically? Is this the whole version of office but meant for students to buy?
#10
Unfortunately the academic licence is for schools colleges and unis - you make an order of 5+ licences, then can buy as little or as much as you want.
TBH it would probably never be checked, but if t's not legal then paying £60 is silly.
MS office is only cheap for students, and NHS staff at the moment.
#11
seancampbell
Unfortunately the academic licence is for schools colleges and unis - you make an order of 5+ licences, then can buy as little or as much as you want.
TBH it would probably never be checked, but if t's not legal then paying £60 is silly.
MS office is only cheap for students, and NHS staff at the moment.


Thanks for your help, rep will be winging its way to all of you!
#12
I get MS Office each year for £17 from Microsoft, NHS perk though
#13
check out www.software4students.co.uk.
so long as you or somebody studies at a school or college you get the massive discounts such and MS Office Enterprise (Top Office package) for £35!

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