Ultimate Steal Update


There are some new changes to the the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95, only available online). One of the most significant is that we now accept PayPal (and since we switched that on, it appears to be a popular method).

When students buy their new laptops, before they arrive at university, they normally do it with Dad's credit card (in what one parent described to me as "the last big present" - they wish!). Once they reach uni, they are then on their own. We see that pattern too - we got a little peak of credit card orders when students went home for Christmas ("the last little present"?), but now they are back, and making their loan cheques last, it appears that PayPal is more popular.

Just one more reason to tell your students about the Ultimate Steal

Comments (5)

  1. Ben says:

    I didn’t get a free pen!

    Oh well, still an excellent offer. I agree with the comment that you should extend it to other applications, but I suspect most people (at least CompSci/Eng students anyway) can get a lot of what they want through MSDNAA.

    How about cheap MCP/MCSE/etc exams? That would be something I’d definitely spring for.

  2. Hanstar007 says:

    Hello Ray!

    Just wondering whether you can answer my question in regard to the Ultimate Steal offer…

    If I installed the Perpetual Ultimate Office on my Home PC and my Laptop, what would happen if I format my laptop… would that mean that I would have used up my two installations from the dvd (is it the back up dvd?) and be unable to install it on my formatted laptop?

    Thanks and Happy New Year in advance!


  3. Ray Fleming says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    The activation happens online, and if the system has a query, it’ll ask you to call the activation team by phone. They’ll then talk you through any additional steps you may need to take. But don’t worry – they have processes to allow you to re-install machines (And I am living proof of that, when I had to re-install my software on my daughter’s home laptop over Christmas, as I had decided to do a clean install of Windows Vista, and then re-install her copy of Office)

  4. Rory McManus says:

    At our college, we are being asked by the teaching staff if they can apply for Office 2007 at £38.95

    On the Ultimate Steal website it looks to me like it is for students only.

    If so, what is the best way for teachers to buy Office?


  5. Ray Fleming says:

    Hi Rory,

    If your college is licensing Microsoft software already, then it is likely that there will be some form of "Work At Home Rights" available. To find out more, visit this link on our main website, and look halfway down the page:



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