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Is this software retailer legit?

I'm looking for an inexpensive Microsoft Office 2010, and came across this online retailer - Quality Software.

Website: http://jteqmtwl.apprange.net

Wondering if they are legit, and if anyone has bought from them?
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I very highly doubt it. You can check Microsoft to see if they're a Certified Retailer, but I don't think they are. And seeing the prices, they definitely look way too low. Remember, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is too good to be true...

Those prices are ridiculous. No way Adobe CS6 is $200, ever.
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Raggie wrote: I'm looking for an inexpensive Microsoft Office 2010, and came across this online retailer - Quality Software.

Website: http://jteqmtwl.apprange.net

Wondering if they are legit, and if anyone has bought from them?
You should try Libre Office - totally free.
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You REALLY have to ask with a domain like that?
Not to mention pricing?
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Scycotic wrote: Those prices are ridiculous. No way Adobe CS6 is $200, ever.
I can't be bothered to check, since I've moved onto Creative Cloud, but that's standard pricing for the student versions, IIRC.
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Zelig wrote: I can't be bothered to check, since I've moved onto Creative Cloud, but that's standard pricing for the student versions, IIRC.
CS6 Master Suite for $200? No way, not even for students.
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I can't even open the page.. :lol:

Legit..definitely not.
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I think they are a scam too!

What about this website - www.genuine-products.com

I think that one is legit as I see good reviews.
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Scycotic wrote: CS6 Master Suite for $200? No way, not even for students.
Ah yes, you're right, Design Standard is $250, Master Collection is $700.
Ma_Jie wrote: You should try Libre Office - totally free.
Problem with Libre Office and OpenOffice.org is that they're not very good if you share documents with anyone or if you use the spreadsheet tool for anything more complicated than making lists.
Raggie wrote: I think they are a scam too!

What about this website - www.genuine-products.com

I think that one is legit as I see good reviews.
Pretty much any place where you more than maybe 10% off professional software is probably not legit.
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Not condoning this, but the time you waste here looking for shoddy and pirated copies of Office like on these website, you could pirate one yourself for free.

There is never a "sale" or discount on these things, the price at Future Shop is the price at Staples is the price at The Source - it's Microsoft regulated.
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I'm not looking for a pirated copy. I just don't want to pay full price.
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if they don't list their business address or phone number that should be sounding all sorts of alarms in your head.
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Email the guy and ask him how the delivery take place. If the reply is written with broken English and a paypal account with a weird item description, you jut confirmed it is not legit.
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Raggie wrote: I'm not looking for a pirated copy. I just don't want to pay full price.
Sadly... it's one or the other.
Although... MS does seem to have a monthly/yearly subscription for up to 5 machines for $10/$100 per year.
Or Home and Student is $130 but doesn't have Publisher or Access.

Or go with a FOSS option.
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death_hawk wrote: Sadly... it's one or the other.
Although... MS does seem to have a monthly/yearly subscription for up to 5 machines for $10/$100 per year.
Or Home and Student is $130 but doesn't have Publisher or Access.

Or go with a FOSS option.
I really don't agree with this yearly subscription thing. I can't believe Microsoft expects us to pay $100 a year to use their product.

There is even a student pricing for Microsoft 365, but expires after 4 years.

And now, the new MS Offices can't even be transferred from one computer to another.
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cheapgeek wrote: OpenOffice anyone?
Both OOo and LO were mentioned earlier.

Raggie: have you tried out a FOSS option?

~M.
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I'm still researching all possibilities.
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