buying MS Office vX on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DaveTheRave, May 22, 2003.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    I'm considering switching and buying a new 12"PB this summer. If I buy one I'll need to get the Mac version of MS Office. I noticed that the discounted version of MS Office vX is no longer available from Apple. Now they want $499 for it.

    I was looking at eBay and noticed that some sellers are offering it new and unopened for about $250 or so. Other then the risk of getting ripped-off by a con artist, is there any reason to fear buying a new, unopened copy of MS Office off of eBay? Is there some catch that I'm missing. Some appear to be the full versions of the office suite - not just upgrade versions. Now that the promo is over, buying office online for almost 50% off sounds like a deal that is too good to be true. Any comments or advice? Thank you.
  2. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2002
    Re: buying MS Office vX on Ebay?

    if you act fast, many retailers still offer the promotion, i noticed one on Also, if you are a student, or know a student, you can get it for $200 with student discount.

    As for ebay, check their feedback, not just the number of positives, but what they sold before. Some people got their good feedback accounts stolen and used their names for scams. If they sold other copies of Office v.X email the person who bought one and ask them if it was good.

    I have not been burned yet on ebay, but have bought less than a couple dozen things, so it still could happen, but I am being careful. Good luck.

    BTW. if this is legit, they probably bought the copies at the discounted price and are selling it for a slight profit.
  3. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Get it from MegaMacs for $238

    Why do u wanna get it from eBay if you can get it from online dealers. Megamacs has it for $238.
    Also, DIGICOMP offers Microsoft Office v.X with a Kingston 512MB PC2700 DIMM for $293.95.

    I found all these deals at

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