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TheUltimateSteal = TheUltimateBug. MS Giveaway on Perpetual Countdown.

It’s really refreshing to see Microsoft sell Office 2007 at its true value. $60 is fair value, IMHO – although college students might still opt for pirated versions, or the free Open Office, or the also free Web offices. They certainly have choices.

MS labels this promotion The Ultimate Steal. Hm… that may be so in more than one way. www.theultimatesteal.com was supposed to go live early afternoon… I saw it count down less than two hours before lunch. Then later in the afternoon I saw it at 4 hours to go. Now, 11:10pm PST. the countdown is at 14 hours and 5 minutes, definitely stretching into tomorrow!

A commenter called it The Ultimate Publicity Scam. I think it’s just a bug. A lousy one. What was I even thinking complaining about Vista bugs, when MightySoft can’t even get a promo site up working properly?

Check it out yourself: www.theultimatebug.com.

Update: As of 9:15am on the 13th the site is now fixed.

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Comments

  1. Ultimate Steal? Sixty bucks for anything is hardly a steal.
    If I were Microsoft I would steer clear of any cutesy marketing campaigns with the
    words “ultimate steal”. There are too many ways for students and anyone else for
    that matter to acquire whatever program they desire that are truly “ultimate steal”,
    if you know what I mean.

    I think it’s safe to assume that an overwhelmingly aspect for why Microsoft is
    being so uncharacteristically philanthropic is precisely to stem losses incurred
    by methods truly deserving of the term “ultimate steal”.

  2. Jerry Rhodes says:

    I irdered the Office 2007 on Thursday, the 4th of December and it still has not arrived/ Am I overly anxious or am I correct in thinking it is way overdue?

  3. It is way overdue – for retiremnt:-)

    OpenOffice, Zoho, Google Apps are pretty good alternatives…

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