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Topic # 23336 25-Jun-2008 22:46
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Recently I purchased Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 - Academic, online. From a large NZ online retailer.

This item was on back order for two weeks and then was shipped to me. Over this time, I had no confirmation from the retailer at all, that I am indeed entitled to an academic license.

Are they all for show? Or just a cheap way to get certain products?

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  Reply # 140607 25-Jun-2008 22:56
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I don't think that all the retailers [entirely] know what the conditions are, eg, I know the Warehouse sold Academic upgrades in every store when Vista was released, but the standard upgrade version was only found in select stores - thus, no-one bought the higher priced one. I also know that some staff were specifically told to not check for qualifying ID if they queried this.




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  Reply # 140609 25-Jun-2008 23:26
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JAMMAN2110: Recently I purchased Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 - Academic, online. From a large NZ online retailer.


Academic License entitles students enrolled in an educational institution to get Microsoft Products in a cheaper price or free (via DreamSpark and MSDN AA). It is strictly for educational purpose and not for commercial use. Read about it more here




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  Reply # 140615 26-Jun-2008 00:10
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And yea, Lapshop is one such retialer especially for Students of NZ University. Hope you also bought from them.




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  Reply # 141260 29-Jun-2008 16:48
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Im not surprised that they didnt check entitlement. However the EULA will also have statments saying its not for commercial use etc etc.

Most online stores will also have no problem in selling you OEM software without any other hardware purchase.

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