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Waiting on Office:2008

As I (thought I'd) mentioned before, I bought another copy of Office:2004 (Teacher/Student) edition on Black Friday and took advantage of two deals: a $100 rebate (Best Black Friday Deal Ever) and a free ($6.99 S&H) upgrade to Office:2008 (Super Suite Deal).

The $100 rebate check has already arrived (and been cashed), but I'm still waiting on Office itself to arrive. The folks at MS have confirmed the receipt of my forms and have thus far said only:

We have received and processed your proof of purchase for this offer. The order is now currently on back order since the software is not yet available to ship. The expected release date for Office 2008 for Mac is around the end of January. Once the product is available to the retail market your order will be processed and the order will be shipped. Once the order ships you will receive an e-mail confirmation and it should arrive within 3-10 business days. If you have any further questions then please let us know.

It hasn't shipped yet (no email yet), so I sit and wait. Every day I must use the non-native (Intel) Entourage 2004 I cringe.

P.S. Reminder to self to check the "502 user" thing I've seen mentioned in, well, only one place.

4 Responses to "Waiting on Office:2008"

  1. When you get Office 2008, let me know what you think of it. I have 2004, but with my all-Intel lineup now, I'm getting tired of running Rosetta for Office...

  2. Hi Erik,

    If you don't mind me asking, what part of the 2004 box did you send in? On mine, there's a plastic "cap" with a barcode stuck on it. Inside the plastic cap is a cardboard insert that says it's the official proof of purchase. Do I send in the whole plastic top? Or just the cardboard insert?

    What did you send in? It's baffled me a bit, to be honest, so I haven't sent it in yet.

  3. Randy said on January 28, 2008:

    What did you send in? It's baffled me a bit, to be honest, so I haven't sent it in yet.

    I sent the whole top in. I taped the cardboard into the plastic and sent both parts in. Probably only needed the cardboard part, but it said the "top" I think, so I sent the whole top. Better safe than sorry.

  4. Thanks! I guess I'll get that sent right in.


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