Some sellers have raised the price of Office 2010′s lowest-cost multi-license package after Microsoft discontinued retail sales of the suite. Giant online retailer Amazon.com, for example, now lists what Microsoft called the “Full Packaged Product” (FFP) of Office Home & Student 2010 at $170, $20 higher than the former list price, representing a 13% surcharge. Another seller on the site pegged Home & Student 2010 at $250, or 67% above list. But Amazon also sells Office Home & Business 2010 for $278 and Office Professional for $400, or 1% and 20% under list, respectively. Before Microsoft discontinued Office 2010, the FFPs of Home & Student listed for $150, Home & Business for $280 and Professional for $500. Not every vendor has followed Amazon’s example. CDW, for instance, charges $140 for Home & Student 2010, a 7% discount, $248 for Home & Business 2010 (11% off list) and $489 for Professional 2010 (2% below list price).
Microsoft Officially Discontinues Office 2010 Sales
Author: Shelly Palmer
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