Microsoft Office 365 Home and McAfee TP - 5 Devices £59.99 @ Argos
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Microsoft Office 365 Home and McAfee TP - 5 Devices £59.99 @ Argos

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Found 3rd Nov
Microsoft Office 365 Home - 5 User licence and Mcafee total protection 5 user licence. Looks like a good deal as they're selling just the Office 365 - 5 user version for £79.99.

Don't forget Office 365 also includes 1 TB of cloud storage.

- 12 months subscription/license -
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Cold due to being subscription based!

12 months subscription only. Argos should mention that. How much will be the renewal?

Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....

Yes I know it does cloud things. But still... so does my free Google Drive (and my home NAS).
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mod

Excellent spot and thanks for posting jg213

Really good price for the 5 devices!

If you have the requirement 365 is a solid choice.

12 months subscription only. Argos should mention that. How much will be the renewal?

can you stack the years?

pet200012 m ago

12 months subscription only. Argos should mention that. How much will be …12 months subscription only. Argos should mention that. How much will be the renewal?


You can buy another copy to extend it now, or wait for offers closer to the expiry.

Annual fee, but good tbf, I use it for the storage.

Cold due to being subscription based!

Can't you get these a lot cheaper ? I need 2010 for a course in doing if anyone has seen that at a good price

Good price for the Office 365 alone, normally £79.99 retail, £67.48 on Amazon.

Also you can buy multiple packs of Office and add them all on to your account now to get future years renewals at this price. Eg buy 5 packs = 5 years worth of subscription

Remember if you don’t need 5 devices your kids may get a free copy through school or university and many company’s can allow you to get 2016 version with doesn’t come with the cloud storage for £9.99

Good price for Office 365 and OneDrive, just bin McAfee!

Cracking price and you should be able to stack up to 4 / 5 years. Worth it for the storage (more so for Windows users) and each Microsoft account (user) gets 1TB each = 5TB in total. moneysavingexpert.com/sho…age gives you an idea how it compares. You also then get a legit copy of office too.

Check if you're eligible (via your employer) for Microsoft HUP: microsofthup.com/hup…=GB


If so, you can buy a perpetual licence for Office Professional Plus 2016 for £9.95.
Edited by: "Furyous" 3rd Nov

Furyous21 m ago

Check if you're eligible (via your employer) for Microsoft HUP: …Check if you're eligible (via your employer) for Microsoft HUP: https://www.microsofthup.com/hupuk/home.aspx?country_id=GBIf so, you can buy a perpetual licence for Office Professional Plus 2016 for £9.95.


Any idea what the program code is once you complete your employers info ?

I never ever thought I'd get sucked into the software subscription model but as I seem to be tech support for my mother and aunts computers , I decided to get this and share Office on 5 family computers and it's worked well...I used to install a 2007 office corp that I had but I wanted newer office and didn't want to use cheapo dodgy licences that might get blocked.

5 legitimate office installations for about £12 each a year is pretty cheap even for tightwads.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Nov

Does it still come with Skype credit for each user?

If you don't need 5 licences I'm pretty sure you can still get office 365 (university edition) with an NUS extra card. £60 for 4 years...includes 1TB cloud.
Edited by: "insideman" 3rd Nov

knoxbc51 m ago

Any idea what the program code is once you complete your employers info ?


Your employer would need to give you that. If they are opted in to HUP your IT team or similar should have it available.

Is the 5 Users, 5 devices or 5 different accounts?

chrisredmayne3 h, 4 m ago

Can't you get these a lot cheaper ? I need 2010 for a course in doing if …Can't you get these a lot cheaper ? I need 2010 for a course in doing if anyone has seen that at a good price


Just download a code from eBay for roughly £6 if that's all you need

Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....

Yes I know it does cloud things. But still... so does my free Google Drive (and my home NAS).

Voted cold available on eBay for £2-£10 including office pro

CaptainSocks30 m ago

Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....Yes …Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....Yes I know it does cloud things. But still... so does my free Google Drive (and my home NAS).


I guess the first question is do you have any idea on how much effort has been spent on making this top quality word processor? What do you think was the cost of that effort and what is its value?

Regarding google drive, I think you get 15gb free which is enough for basic need but if you need 1tb you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal than £60/year

TheEnglish90932 m ago

Voted cold available on eBay for £2-£10 including office pro


What version and is it legit?

Thanks op, mine is about to expire in 4 days, this is perfect. I need to buy 5 copies to stack it for next 5 years, it's for my company, do that saves me £100 over 5 years, that's if MS doesn't increase the prices between then.

Heat added.

It says on the Argos screen, it comes with Access and Publisher! I didn’t think it did can anyone confirm? Like a lot of you I’ve been reluctant to switch to Office365 based on it’s a yearly package but when you look at what Office used to cost to buy outright unless you got it of eBay or an oem version, this appears to be excellent value considering it has 5 users as well!

Banned

very good price for Office 365.

Furyous8 h, 50 m ago

Check if you're eligible (via your employer) for Microsoft HUP: …Check if you're eligible (via your employer) for Microsoft HUP: https://www.microsofthup.com/hupuk/home.aspx?country_id=GBIf so, you can buy a perpetual licence for Office Professional Plus 2016 for £9.95.


Depends on what subscription your employers have. In some case it costs more to have HUP so they may not subscribe.

And the licence is not perpetual. It ends if you leave the employer who offers it, or the employer changes the subscription with Microsoft to one that does not offer HUP but I doubt MS would make any attempts to track such users down.

EDEN1885 h, 22 m ago

Thanks op, mine is about to expire in 4 days, this is perfect. I need to …Thanks op, mine is about to expire in 4 days, this is perfect. I need to buy 5 copies to stack it for next 5 years, it's for my company, do that saves me £100 over 5 years, that's if MS doesn't increase the prices between then.Heat added.


Check the t&c I think they say it's not for commercial use. It will work but technically you may not have a valid licence.


Destard6 h, 12 m ago

What version and is it legit?



If it's that cheap it's almost certainly someone with a key generating program or a MSDN licence. It most probably work for a while then be deactivated in an update.
InfinityVirozon7 h, 5 m ago

Is the 5 Users, 5 devices or 5 different accounts?



Five users, each gets office licence that can be used on a PC/Mac, as well as smartphone and tablet. My licence is assigned to my pc, iPhone and iPad. Each user also gets 1tb OneDrive storage and 60 minutes Skype credit.

I'm surprised amazon hasn't removed this listing! Microsoft Office 365 Subscription for 5 Users PC or MAC amazon.co.uk/dp/…F76 just read the description

In respect of word processing and spreadsheets for home use (NOT commercial), I still remember when perfectly good wp programs would fit on a 1.44 mb floppy disk with room to spare! In my experience, the vast majority of home users barely use 5% of the features of today's hugely bloated MS Office products. We use them because of compatibility. Over the years M&S have ruthlessly exploited their monopoly position to become immensely rich. Trying to get home users to adopt the subscription model is the next logical step for them.

I have paid many hundreds of pounds over the years to MS for Windows licenses, so personally i have no moral dilemma in purchasing a cheap Office key off eBay in order that I can compose the odd letter of complaint to my local council and have a spreadsheet showing how broke i am. Incidentally, the cheap keys may, or may not be legit but they are sold through a reputable seller (ebay) and regularly posted on this site (hukd). Both of whom don't seem to have a problem making money out of them. Ì have never had a key blocked so far, so long may it continue. As for the 'free' cloud space I neither want nor need, the less access MS, Google and Facebook etc have to my personal information, the better.
Edited by: "topazz" 4th Nov

The price is good if this is what you want. The value is in the storage, but only if you need a lot (5TB is a lot).

If you don't want the cloud storage I'd just use Libreoffice, for free. Works fine with all the Office document formats.

As for the antivirus, I wouldn't put McAfee on any machine of mine even if you paid me. Sloooooow!

MarkT19672 h, 0 m ago

It says on the Argos screen, it comes with Access and Publisher! I didn’t t …It says on the Argos screen, it comes with Access and Publisher! I didn’t think it did can anyone confirm?


365 is more like the professional version so comes with Access, Outlook etc.
Check direct with the MS website for the full list of included programs.

CaptainSocks8 h, 2 m ago

Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....Yes …Still can't bring myself to pay a subscription for a word processor....Yes I know it does cloud things. But still... so does my free Google Drive (and my home NAS).

When you can get free online accounts I don't see point in paying to be honest back in 2000 all this was free it's just another way of robbing ya

yant8 h, 16 m ago

I guess the first question is do you have any idea on how much effort has …I guess the first question is do you have any idea on how much effort has been spent on making this top quality word processor? What do you think was the cost of that effort and what is its value?Regarding google drive, I think you get 15gb free which is enough for basic need but if you need 1tb you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal than £60/year


A lot less than than the prices consumers have been charged, hence the super normal profits of Microsoft over the years, after production distribution costs are pretty cheap to non existent (digital download) with alternatives like openoffice/Google docs etc only professionals should really be paying for it

insideman10 h, 4 m ago

If you don't need 5 licences I'm pretty sure you can still get office 365 …If you don't need 5 licences I'm pretty sure you can still get office 365 (university edition) with an NUS extra card. £60 for 4 years...includes 1TB cloud.

Which site please?

topazz1 h, 24 m ago

In respect of word processing and spreadsheets for home use (NOT …In respect of word processing and spreadsheets for home use (NOT commercial), I still remember when perfectly good wp programs would fit on a 1.44 mb floppy disk with room to spare! In my experience, the vast majority of home users barely use 5% of the features of today's hugely bloated MS Office products. We use them because of compatability. Over the years M&S hsve ruthlessly exploited their monopoly position to become immensely rich. Trying to get home users to adopt the subscription model is the next logical step for them. I have paid many hundreds of pounds over the years to M&S for Windows licenses, so personally i have no moral dilemma in purchasing a cheap Office key off eBay in order that I can compose the odd letter of complaint to my local council and have a spreadsheet showing how broke i am. Incidentally, the cheap keys may, or may not be legit but they are sold through a reputable seller (ebay) and regularly posted on this site (hukd). Both of whom don't seem to have a problem making money out of them. Ì have never had a key blocked so far, so long may it continue. As for the 'free' cloud space I neither want nor need, the less access MS, Google and Facebook have to my personal information, the better.


You make some good points here. I do use the 5 user licence (British spelling as we are here) - I got one free with something I bought and another for under £40 in someone's sale last year and have stacked them on my account. My son and I certainly don't need the full capability (but I wonder how many people need a relational database!) and we don't need all that much storage either (I think Google Drive would probably suffice) but it is really convenient to make sure everything is compatible with what what my son's school produces and the cloud storage is convenient and easy to use. When I bought the licences I thought the price acceptable just for the compatibility and convenience.

When my son leaves school (Year 8 at the moment) will I bother with a MS Office licence just for myself? I suspect not, I'll use one of the recycled licences like you have and I'll move any documents I need to access remotely to a free storage provider - and save £40ish per year. I tried out one of the recycled licences on a stand alone PC a year or so ago and had no problems whatsoever; I suppose there will not be an upgrade (although it does seem to get the MS bug fixes) - it cost about a fiver and is perfectly legal enough for me.

I'm not sure whether this post is a specially good deal - if one happens to need a 5 user licence for Office this week then it is a saving over the RRP, I'd be really surprised if I don't find a copy at under £40 again some time before my current stack expires (next summer I think). I suppose I just refrain from voting on this one, it is not a bad deal, but there will be better.

Good comments - your best advice to consumers is only buy this if you need it (and most people don't of course), that way you save £59.99 (now that is the really hot deal: don't buy and save £60!).

PS. I think you mean MS rather than M&S - unless you were talking about buying socks :-)

corin.gillingham13 h, 22 m ago

Cold due to being subscription based!

Is there somewhere I can get 5tb of cloud storage which isn't subscription based? I dont know of any cloud providers that let you pay a one off fee for 5tb of storage. Do the people complaining about the subscription think you are only paying for the office suite? That's not what this is about at all!

othen1 h, 17 m ago

You make some good points here. I do use the 5 user licence (British …You make some good points here. I do use the 5 user licence (British spelling as we are here) .....


Thanks for your considered reply. I cannot disagree with what you say. As for M&S and typo's, auto spellcheck is both a bane and blessing. I would not criticise anyone for wanting to do things the 'official' way, so in those terms this is a good deal. I just wanted to outline a different perspective that people may wish to consider.
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