Microsoft Office is still the main software suite that people use the world over. It does have many advantages over its competitors, not the least of which is that most people you know probably use it, as well as its already familiar features, thereby eliminating the learning curve. One problem with this software suite is that Microsoft has changed its pricing model over the years, making Office 2013 Home and Business even more expensive than it used to be.

If you take a look at Microsoft’s official sales page, Office 2013 Home and Business will cost you a hefty $279.99. It promises to help you “manage life and work more efficiently” and that it is “best for those who want Office and Outlook in one PC”. Thanks to Microsoft copywriters, that does sound like an excellent deal, but if you think about it, the price can really hurt.

Is Microsoft Office 2013 A Rip Off?

Now I don’t know how this site managed to slash the prices off of Office 2013 Home and Business, but Tech Supply King is currently offering the software for only $104.99!

The deal is a download, so you don’t have additional fees to pay for shipping, which is great. You do have to note that the software package is good for only one computer, which does not really take much away given the price.

Tech Supply King’s offer includes:

  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft OneNote 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2013

The package also includes both 32-bit and 64-bit media files and the media you receive is Service Pack 1 (SP1).

The best thing about this deal is that once you purchase and download the software, you actually own it. That means that you don’t have to worry about a monthly/yearly subscription deal that can easily go up to $100 annually.

If you have been using some other productivity suite or you are using an older version of Office, and you have been wanting to get Office 2013 Home and Business, then this is the best time to make that purchase.

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