Caveat Emptor… Still

Quicken Home & Business 2007Intuit’s Quicken 2007 products were released this week, on August 1st, I think.  Rather than defend my upgrade compulsion, let me just admit that I decided I was going to be an early adapter for this year’s Home & Business edition.

My plan was to buy the CD version this afternoon.  I would have except that retail stores are still happily selling full-price versions of Quicken 2006 products.  Both Office Max and Office Depot had only last year’s version available.

I solved my problem by going to Intuit online and downloading the upgrade.  (Here, if you’re looking yourself.) I would have liked to have a backup CD made for me, but my instant gratification needs were stronger.

How annoying that big stores in a big city are unloading their old inventory at list price! Given that Quicken is also one of the products that is frequently hawked by email spammers, I imagine that the 2006 products are going to be pushed heavily in the next few weeks.

So, fellow emptors, caveat.

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2 Responses to Caveat Emptor… Still

  1. billeyler says:

    I had a big problem two years ago when I downloaded both TurboTax and QuickBooks online, since I wanted to beat the rush at the stores. In the past I had always bought store copies.

    That was the year that my computer hard drive completely failed and had to be rebuilt, and I didn’t have backup copies of the original programs. I had a terrible time getting new downloads, and I think I ended up having to buy them both again.

    That was after quite a few conversations with “Fred” and “June” and “Mike” from India on the phone about what had happened.

    Oh, well. Those are still my preferred home use programs for finance, although I use Peachtree for work and small business clients.

    • ozdachs says:

      I don’t know what Intuit does for QuickBooks or TurboTax products, but for Quicken 2007 the screen says that I can log back on to my account any time in the next three years and re-download the software. Maybe Intuit learned from your pain?!

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