Office for Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by guyute, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. guyute macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone here has purchased Office for mac students and teachers edition. If so how do they check for student authenticity. I am not a student but definately can't spend $400 on Office. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    They didn't check me, I've heard that they randomly check some people though through the school you list on the edu. store.
     
  3. laserbeahm macrumors member

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    I bought my copy at Best Buy. They didn't check. I doubt that the cashier even realized that you had to be a student to buy it.
     
  4. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Office for Mac

    The larger stores like Fry's and Best Buy don't check. M$ knows this, and doesn't care. Heck if they sold it at ten bucks a pop they'll still be making money.

    Just check out one of the other threads on this subject and see what some universities and colleges are selling them for.

    FYI I bought M$ Office (Teachers and Students version) for PC's at Fry's and the Mac version of the same at the Apple store. Neither one checked. Of course I was covered anyway, as my wife does work at a school, but although the Apple store asked, they didn't check.

    Here's Fry's site...

    http://www.outpost.com

    Good luck :)
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    clarification...

    Apple employees don't actually have to check. They can sell them to anyone, the only caveat is that the stu/teach version cannot be updated if a new version comes out.

    By the way...if you are not a student, why can't you afford and why do you need MS Office?
     

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