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Don’t buy Microsoft Office from Microsoft online!

July 2nd, 2010 12 comments

Lately, I started an order of Ms Office 2010 Academic Professional. Everything went fine up to the paying options which were Credit Card (Don’t have one), transaction (Didn’t want to wait) and Click and Buy which is a one-click-pay service.

Since I didn’t want to wait 3 days until my money arrived on their bank account I closed the order (by closing the browser) and registered on Click and Buy first. Sadly it needed me to verify my bank account by sending 1 Cent to it with a special unlock-code I have to enter later. So I had to wait anyway (1 day actually). Well what can I say: After I tried ordering Office 2010 again it told me “You already have ordered too much copies of this product” while I just started an order, clicked on pay (where I couldn’t pay) and closed the browser. I asked the reseller which is selling Office 2010 for Microsoft and they told me they can’t do anything about it but waiting for Microsoft to create an alternative account for me.

Well, I thought: Let’s just create a new account by my own. Microsoft verifies that you are allowed to receive Academic Professional by a valid University E-Mail and I had actually two addresses. The second address worked but ordering failed once more (WHAT THE FUCK?). Now I’m pissed and going to get Ms Office 2010 somewhere else and that fast since I actually needed it days ago for a seminar I have next Monday.

Some may say “get Open Office” but I need MS Office 2010 for two reasons:

  • At my work, everyone uses MS Office and it’s fucking annoying if you can’t read their documents and vise versa. Especially annoying if you have to do orders.
  • Once I saved my slides in Open Office and after opening the file the next day every single Image in the presentation was corrupt and I had to do (the slides) from scratch – Took me one more day of work doing it.

So what have we learned? Don’t click on “buy” in an Microsoft online order when you haven’t set up you accounts yet, or you have to wait a Week until MS “fixes the issues”.

Edit:

It worked now! Wow! But only with my alternative login and only on Internet Explorer (OMFG). And I had to make my sister the buyer (she is studying too so it’s fine) instead of myself. So actually she bought it for me with my money. If Microsoft is ever answering my request allowing me to buy it myself and if my sister ever wants to by Office 2010, I’ll buy it for her.

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