is this guy legit (http://www.theultimatesteal.ca/)

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  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.theultimatesteal.ca/

    i found them when googling "office 2007 student" and they appear on the sponsored links section.
    they offer MS Office Ultimate for $64.00 (supposedly in CND). it sounds too good to be true. my school sells the student version for $195. even the Academic Superstore (http://www.academicsuperstore.ca/) sells it for $195.

    if this guy is not legit, could someone point me to a good direction with good deal? i only need MS Word, Excel and PPT so student version is all i need.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Looks to be legit - if you are a Canadian college student and according to the link "Is this for real" on his page ... MS will ask for proof and if you can't produce it, they will charge you $899 CDN.
     
  3. phuong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    darn. nevermind. it's a MS's promotion but somehow i missed it. anyway, i'm grabbing it right now.
     
  4. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    It's a shame that Microsoft called it Ultimate and didn't include half of their "office" software.

    I bought it through the US version of that site a month ago, and it's a great price for very good software. But I wish it had come with Visio and a few other things.
     
  5. Chrissie123 macrumors newbie

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    theultimatesteal.co.uk

    Hi

    This is legit. I bought this including the disc for £38 + £8.99 and it arrived two days later. Contains Word, Spreadsheets, Access Database, Powerpoint,Publisher, Outlook 2007 and small business manager. In other words it is not the usual students package which normally does not have access and Publisher or small business manager. All the students at our college are getting it.

    Go for it!

    kind regards
    Chrissie
     
  6. illicium macrumors regular

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    Through my university's software department, Office 2007 is only $20. I bought 2 copies. Why not?
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    WHOIS is your friend :)


    Subdomain: theultimatesteal.ca
    Renewal-Date: 2009/08/28
    Date-Approved: 2007/08/28
    Date-Modified: 2007/08/28
    Organization: Microsoft Canada Corporation
    Description:
    Admin-Name: J.K. Weston
    Admin-Title: Administrator
    Admin-Postal: Microsoft Corporation
    1950 Meadowvale Blvd
    Mississauga ON L5N 8L9 Canada
    Admin-Phone: 1 905 5680434
    Admin-Fax: 1 425 9367330
    Admin-Mailbox: admin@internationaladmin.com

    Tech-Name: MSN Hostmaster
    Tech-Title:
    Tech-Postal: Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond WA 98052-6399 United States
    Tech-Phone: 1 425 8828080
    Tech-Fax: 1 425 9367329
    Tech-Mailbox: msnhst@microsoft.com

    NS1-Hostname: ns5.msft.net
    NS1-Netaddress: 65.55.238.126
     
  8. Southern macrumors regular

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    OpenOffice = Free. No messing around with crippleware :D
     
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  10. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, "Chrissie", when I see posts such as this it makes me think scam.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Somehow I don't think Microsoft is trying to scam people. (Well, any more than they usually do...)
     
  12. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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  13. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Mac users can pay full price, because we all know Mac users love paying for software.
     
  14. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    I know it's a legit site, but we see this all the time with scam sites. Someone posts a question or complaint and then someone signs up to this site to refute or support claims made. Why MS would be so insecure as to have someone do this is beyond me.
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I really don't think they did. One result of MacRumors' popularity is that threads here rank very highly in Google searches. It certainly brings out shills, but it also brings out honest newbies who are inspired to sign up after seeing what people here are saying. Microsoft has much better things to do with their time than scour the web and shill PC products on Mac sites.

    (This thread was hit #9 on a Google search I just did for "theultimatesteal".)
     

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