Where to buy MS Office for Mac

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  1. den_lim

    den_lim Active Member

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    Where is the best place to buy MS Office for Mac?
    Thanks
     
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    The best cash price I found for Office 365 Home (PC + Mac) last Feb 2019 is at PC Express.

    You've also got to narrow it down which one is best for you.
    Office 365 (PC + Mac) Personal
    Office 365 (PC + Mac) Home
    MS Office Home & Student (2016/2019)
     
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    By your question, I'm assuming that price is not the lone factor or priority. So I'd say the "best" place is still to subscribe directly from Microsoft. That's the route I chose when I had my first Macbook years ago and needed MS Office for Mac

    Having subscribed to Office 365 via their website, I didn't have to scour brick and mortar stores and there's no physical copy of the installer to keep/maintain. As for price, I'd also suggest you choose the 12-month subscription as it is much cheaper than the per-month option (12-month option price is equivalent to just paying for 10 months)
     
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    You may be able to get a slight discount upon purchase at a brick and mortar store, but if you get the subscription-based Office 365, you'll be paying the standard rates anyway (e.g., around P4700/year for Office Home for up to 6 users) to continue using Office after the first year.
     
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    Got office 365 at octagon megamall at 3600 instead of 4400 in ms website.
    They offer also the ms office single user around 6T+ if i remember right
     
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    You have 2 options:

    Office 365 which is a subscription based software (12-months) as others pointed out and gets software and feature updates. (3k-4k)/year

    Office 2019 which is a one-time purchase software which will work but won't get new features down the line. You may get bug fixes and new OS compatibility update down the line but that's it. (6k) one-time purchase.

    Now this will depend on your use case. If you're a business owner/large family who deals a lot with all of the office app, I suggest O365 (up to 5 accounts and iPad support)

    If you are a student starting Senior High / College you might only need to purchase it once to deal with homework and presentation throughout your years of education. (cheaper in the long run if you're not a power user)
     
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    Our home has a combination of Mac & Windows computers. Is the O365 OS specific or a subscription can be used either for Macs or PCs?
     
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    No it's not. The Office 365 Home subscription, for example, allows for up to 6 users on PC or Mac, as well as, IOS or Android.
     
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    O365 is account based, not device based. You can enroll upto 5 additional users and they just use their account to log in on Mac/PC/iOS/Android ala Spotify Premium. I dunno to what extent each account is entitled an allowable number of device but safe to say 1 Mac/PC + 1 Portable device like iPad Pro is possible per account.

    iPad 9.7" iPhones and Android phones can use office app for free because they fall below the 10" rule for paid office apps.
     
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    If you want the cheapest Office 365 subscription, subscribe to Microsoft India online store.
     
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    LOL, a friend told me the licenses work and are cheap. Just don't ask why it's cheap.
     
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    For the 365 HOME
    You need to register via microsoft for the main account.
    Then download the apps for mac if you use a mac or PC if you use a PC.
    Then you can install it on all devices even in your ipad etc.
    You can invite up to 5 home user.
    They set up their own MS account Using their email.
    Each will get 1 TB storage. to one drive.
    if you have a phone installing onedrive will back up your pictures automatically
    Now the limitation
    Up to 5 registered devices will work at the same time. (which I assume is enough)
     
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    Out of curiosity, I checked and the licenses they sell can go for as low as 80 pesos. It even says lifetime subscription with 5TB one drive storage. Reviews say it's legit. Kinda surprised since the pricing from the official website of Microsoft is more expensive.
     
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    Microsoft Office 365 Home = 5299 INR per year
    5299/12months/5users = 88.317 INR
    88.317 INR = 64.3 PHP/month
    That is the lowest price you can get if you share the payment with friends/families.

    80 PHP for lifetime subscription! It is too cheap unless the administrator of the O365 enterprise account is selling the data of its subscribers or worst use it for ransomware.
     
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    I agree that it is too cheap to be real. How could you make a profit alone with that price.
     
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    @Macmon, thanks for the info. So we can register more than 5 devices (estimate that at least 8 devices will be registered) but are limited to use only 5 at any one time. If that's the case, it should be ok as we're a family of 4 & each with a computer & mobile phone.
     

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