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Topic Title: Microsoft software "discount"
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Created On: 05 July 2012 03:07 PM
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 05 July 2012 03:07 PM
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TheIET website currently claims "Discounted software for members". And many years ago, that was true. For example, one could purchase Microsoft Project for £99+VAT when the standard price is £400 (and similar discounts were also available for other packages particularly suited for engineering projects, such as Visio).

However, now the only Microsoft products available are standard office packages, and the discounts are... well, see below.

Microsoft office professional:
Currys price: £ 235 incl. VAT
Citnexus "discounted" price for IET members: £280 incl. VAT

So either the IET is unable to negotiate any discount with Microsoft or Citnexus is taking a very large cut.

Is the IET intending to negotiate better rates with Microsoft or should it remove these from its website?

Separately, if anyone is thinking of purchasing from Citnexus, I recommend they shop around first!
 13 September 2012 11:04 AM
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I note CitNexus has now become Expressware and no longer appears to offer software discounts for IET members.

I have bought TurboCad and Microsoft Office in the past and this hes been a useful benefit for IET members.

Is the IET planning to replace the scheme with an alternative?

Peter Morgenroth
 15 October 2012 02:54 PM
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I was looking for a link to get hold of Visual Studio 2012...

Thanks for the news of CitNexus


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