MS Office 2011--link from Amazon legit for $99?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NateEssex, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    I was doing some pre-Cyber Monday surfing and found a link off of Amazon that led me to:

    http://www.creationengine.com/html/p.lasso?p=17791

    Has anyone bought from this site? Is it too cheap to be true? This version has Outlook, which is suppose to be more expensive, but the name is not the usual Office Mac Home and Student 2011 - Family Pack (3 Licenses) or the Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 - 1 Pack - Mac OS X found here:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...ware&hvadid=7945034389&ref=pd_sl_779jjz0lra_b

    Anyone think it's credible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The quoted price is for education sales. This made abundantly clear on the linked page. It has nothing to do with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any other fake shopping holiday.
     
  3. demingy macrumors newbie

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    As mentioned by MisterMe you're looking at the Academic version of Office. You can get that price in many places that sell academic priced software, but you usually need to provide proof of enrollment (or employment if you're faculty). If you are a student or faculty member you can usually get even better academic pricing at your school bookstore or IT department.

    If you aren't eligible for academic pricing, unfortunately you'll have to get a different version of Office.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    To be clear, the software itself is identical to the non-academic version. The only thing is that it comes with only a single license. You are correct that proof of eligibility is required. This is all very standard. Most companies that offer educational pricing to retail customers operate this way.
     

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