Office 2008 for $31.98 and 2004 free!?!?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by benlee, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

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  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, this is a no brainer.

    BFD - Best Friday Deal would not have been my first choice when delaing with Microsoft. :D
     

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  3. ceiph macrumors regular

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    so does the amazon invoice count as a receipt?
     
  4. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't see why not, it is a proof of purchase. It says nothing about having to be purchased in a brick and mortar store.

    This is a no-brainer.

    I already own 2004 but maybe I can even sell that for $35
     
  5. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Where is the $100 rebate form? I don't see it.:confused:
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Here
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    "Only original rebate forms supplied by Microsoft or an authorized retailer will be accepted. This form may not be reproduced or redistributed
    without the express written permission of Microsoft Corporation."

    This is a bit vague -- the implication is that the original rebate form will be supplied with the product from the retailer, and suggests that PDF printouts (reproductions) may not be accepted.

    Not very clear, MS...
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The link downloads the form from a Microsoft server. I think you're being as bit too cautious here.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Agreed, but I suppose having it on their website satisfies the "supplied by Microsoft" portion of the terms. But if you need two copies for some reason, make sure you print out two copies of the PDF rather than printing one and then photocopying it. ;)
     
  10. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes...The rebate form is supplied by Microsoft being on their site.
    Rebates always scare me!
    Make sure you read and re-read the form and have all the necessary materials in the envelope...if one thing is missing you are screwed.

    My question is if we get a full copy of Office 2008 or an upgrade disc.

    Also to Note: please allow 6-8 weeks after general availability of the product.


    But for 30 bucks.......
     
  11. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Wish we got those kind of deals here in Denmark :eek:

    I could definitely use Office for Mac 2008 ;)
     
  12. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I already have Office 2004 but it's about worth buying it again with this rebate to get to upgrade to Office 08 for only $6.99.

    I'm hella wary of mail in rebates though, so they can keep it.
     
  13. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone should send Apple a note of thanks. Without iWork '08 I doubt MS would be offering this kind of deal.
     
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Same. I don't know if I'll do it, but it's awfully tempting.
     
  15. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    uh sell the old one for like 25bucks
     
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  17. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    i look forward to seeing some cheap copies on the marketplace forum for us 'rich' canadians with our shiny golden dollars..yes, i know it's silly.. but our dollars look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    You sir rock! :D

    Now to be clear...regardless of what version 2004 we buy we get the 2008 Media Edition? That's better than Home and Student correct?
     
  19. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Does this mean I can purchase a copy from my school store for like $40 and get the rebate of $100 essentially making $60 dollars of this deal?
     
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It depends. If you can choose either Home & Student edition w/ 3 licenses, or Media Edition w/ 1 license.
     
  21. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I know but never tire of seeing it in writing. ;)


    Here's the form to get Office 2008 with your options.
     
  22. plickfu macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, no. To qualify for the free upgrade to Office 2008, you have to send in the retail box. The version of Office 2004 you get through school only includes CD to install the software, no box or paperwork. But still, Office 2004 and 2008 for $35 is a killer deal.
     
  23. ThisIsMike macrumors newbie

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    Is there any reason you couldn't take advantage of Microsoft's deal and buy multiple copies at this price?!? I could think of a few friends this would make a great gift for... and then there's always the option of re-selling on Ebay...?

    Anybody!? Thoughts??
     
  24. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Just to make sure I understand this right...

    1. Buy Office 2004 S&T from Amazon tomorrow for approx. $125
    2. Fill out $100 rebate form
    3. Fill out other MS form and receive the most expensive version of Office 2008 when it is released


    I wasn't sure if I was going to get Office 2008 but it seems like a no-brainer if it will only be about $30. I already have Office 2004 S&T, so what would I do with the extra copy. Could I just sell it or would I have to uninstall my current copy and sell the old disc?
     
  25. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    benlee, thanks so much for the heads up on this! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
     

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