Intuit’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.