Office 2010 in the UK at more reasonable prices

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Microsoft UK isn’t gouging Office users as much as in the past.

The Office 2010 prices in the UK are much more reasonable than for Office 2007.

For many years, price comparisons between Microsoft Office prices in the US and other countries hasn’t looked good for customers.

For Office 2007, UK customers could expect to pay between 27% and 50% more for the same product than those ‘across the pond’.

It’s an astonishing change for Office 2010 – a similar comparison (which if anything is biased to Microsoft) shows at worst UK customers will pay about 9% more. The Home and Student edition is actually cheaper in the UK!

A street price comparison will be more relevant and, if past experience is a guide, US customers can expect greater discounts than in the UK. But then past experience would not have anticipated Office 2010 Home and Student costing 8% less in the UK.



























Office 2010 Product

Official US Price

US Price converted to Sterling plus VAT and shipping

Official UK price

Difference

Home and Student

$149

$120

£110

-8%

Home and Business

$279

$222

£240

8%

Professional

$499

$396

£430

9%

We have not included the ‘Product Key’ versions of Office 2010 because we consider them to be bad value for almost any customer and strongly recommend against purchase.

Calculation Details:

UK retail prices from Amazon UK. US retail prices from Microsoft.

Interbank Exchange Rate at 1 March 2010: 0.6563 plus 2% to simulate higher credit card rate.

UK Value added tax (VAT): 17.5%

Additional Shipping (over)estimate: £3.00

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