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Old Jun 6, 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Cheapest Place to Get Office 2011 for Mac?

I was wondering where the cheapest place is to get Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.

I am a teacher, if that helps me get it even cheaper.

Thanks everyone!
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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I was wondering where the cheapest place is to get Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.

I am a teacher, if that helps me get it even cheaper.

Thanks everyone!
It depends on your school. The best deals involve sales inside college campus computer stores, where you can get Office for around $30, but you have to teach or attend that college. However, almost every school has some kind of discount deal that is typically much lower than the generic education pricing of around $120, for example, my wife teaches at a community college and they have a deal for around $50. So it totally depends on your school.

If all else fails, and your school has no license deal with Microsoft, you are pretty much stuck with the standard academic price of around $120, unless you find someone selling a used copy for much less, but then you risk issues in transferring over the license.

But just to emphasize, beating the retail education discount is an institutional membership kind of thing - you can't just walk into a school you don't belong to and get it.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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It depends on your school. The best deals involve sales inside college campus computer stores, where you can get Office for around $30, but you have to teach or attend that college. However, almost every school has some kind of discount deal that is typically much lower than the generic education cost of around $120, for example, my wife teaches at a community college and they have a deal for around $50. So it totally depends on your school.

But just to emphasize, beating the retail education discount is an institutional membership kind of thing - you can't just walk into a school you don't belong to and get it.

I just checked with our tech coordinator and he can get it for what everyone else can $139.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Amazon has it slightly cheaper from $93 for a single user to $120 for a 3 pack.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ffice+mac+2011
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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If your friendly IT nerd has a Microsoft Technet subscription, he can give you a legit Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac license. Of course, it's meant for evaluation of the software on computers "managed" by the subscriber and not for "production". It still requires internet activation and all that.

That said, beware of purchasing Microsoft products on ebay - these are usually serial numbers sourced from the Technet program.

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This is the cheapest way for me. I used my university email.

http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/ch...?culture=en-US
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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Check out the Microsoft Home Use Program: http://www.microsofthup.com/ . You may be able to get Office 2011 Mac for USD9.95.

p.s. maybe you have friend who qualifies for HUP if you don't.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Ok. Amazon has the "old version" for $93 or the new one for $120. Wouldn't the old version update to the latest version?
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 05:34 PM   #9
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hmm, my work we can buy it for around 20$ since we have a volume license that includes a sweet deal.

or you could start an awesome business, join BizSpark and get it for free.

you should, as a teacher, be able to get it cheap, since MS is really good for entrepreneurs and educators, while ripping of students (and laymen)

but ok, that business have worked (well) for many years.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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Yes, as long as you buy a 2011 version, you will be able to update either to the latest versions (2011.X).

If you do end up buying from Amazon, and need to use it in the mean time, you can always install the trial and convert it when the DVD comes in the mail.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/office-...gital-download
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 05:35 PM   #11
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Got mine through Microsoft @ Work staff discount scheme for $15...
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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Ok. Here's another one. If I get the $93 from amazon (which is the old version), does that mean I can only put it on one computer? I have 2 macs in the house.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Note that you need "Office Mac 2011 Home and Business" if you also want to have Outlook.

"Office Mac 2011 Home and Student" comes only with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 12:41 AM   #14
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Ok. Here's another one. If I get the $93 from amazon (which is the old version), does that mean I can only put it on one computer? I have 2 macs in the house.
Yes. That is correct. One license per machine. If you buy the 3-pack, you get 3 licenses.
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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Check out Office365. Its $4/month. You can install on 5 computers and you get all the applications plus an Exchange account.

Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/support.aspx
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 10:25 PM   #16
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The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) is a great deal if you qualify for it. Was able to get both the Windows and Mac versions for a total of $20.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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My school sells it for $20. All you need is the code as you can download the installation from microsoft. And I was able to install in both Airs, the one I returned and the new Air.
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Check out Office365. Its $4/month. You can install on 5 computers and you get all the applications plus an Exchange account.

Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/support.aspx
where are you getting $4/month?
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 03:40 PM   #19
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My school sells it for $20. All you need is the code as you can download the installation from microsoft. And I was able to install in both Airs, the one I returned and the new Air.

I wish I could get a deal like that.
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where are you getting $4/month?
From their website:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/bu...102918419.aspx
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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365Office is free for educators.

But WHY OH WHY put that on your computer? Just buy Pages and be done with all microsoft.
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I can't work as fast on iPad as I do on Mac and I have to pay $99/year for the "non-productivity?" Thanks, but no thanks.

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My school sells it for $20. All you need is the code as you can download the installation from microsoft. And I was able to install in both Airs, the one I returned and the new Air.
My school gives it away for free. All I had to do is download from the server and activate it through school network, either WIFI or VPN.
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