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    Re: RM - The Basement

    @CyberNerd: For me it would be a combination of the financial incentive for the school and the removal of the temptation to use pirated software.

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    5% doesn't sound like much, surely it would be better to set up as a distributer if the school were to go into competition with local retailers, or use a scheme such as getit4school (we made over £8000 from this)
    http://www.getit4school.com/

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    5% doesn't sound like much
    It's 5% more than we'll get if they buy it from PC World.

    Plus the much lower price tag means more families are likely to buy the latest version, saving all the fun we have when kids bring stuff in in MS Works format, or the Easylink problems which can exist with pre-2000 versions of Office.

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    5% doesn't sound like much
    It's 5% more than we'll get if they buy it from PC World.
    Actually no, with getit4schools the school gets a commission if the parents buy online in pcworlsd or game, hmw, amazon, Dell . (its only a 2.5% commison on PCworld - but 5% in amazon). So if the real motivation was to make money - you would make more by directing parents to Amazon, if the motivation was compatibility you'd just provide a link to OpenOffice.

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    5% doesn't sound like much, surely it would be better to set up as a distributer if the school were to go into competition with local retailers, or use a scheme such as getit4school (we made over £8000 from this)
    http://www.getit4school.com/
    We run a similar scheme here Buy.at

    I have no idea how much it makes for the School though

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    On the point of OpenOffice surly the costs saved from licensing and the general lack of back compatibility faults, save money for your students who most of the time cant afford to buy new software & licences, and if used to replace MS office/works... would save the school almost as much as they would make from commission for the sale

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    5% doesn't sound like much
    It's 5% more than we'll get if they buy it from PC World.

    Plus the much lower price tag means more families are likely to buy the latest version, saving all the fun we have when kids bring stuff in in MS Works format, or the Easylink problems which can exist with pre-2000 versions of Office.
    i assume you have office 2007 rolled out then as pre versions dont read .docx so you spend time telling them to same as .doc dfficult for some staff/students to remember

    matt

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by intrigue
    i assume you have office 2007 rolled out then as pre versions dont read .docx so you spend time telling them to same as .doc dfficult for some staff/students to remember
    Not yet, but I have installed the Compatibility Update and we haven't had any compatibility issues yet.

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    Re: RM - The Basement

    Apologies to all for the confusion we have caused around the Vista Upgrade product. I hope we have updated the website appropriately now. Please do let me know if it still looks wrong.

    Dave
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    Just to let you know about www.software4students.co.uk

    We launched about a year ago with the rebate for schools and colleges. It's nice that a big company has copied our website (even down to our FAQs!) If you would like a promo pack for your school please apply through our site and well send them out to you. Or come visit us at BETT, we are at stand Q52.

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