Being frugal combined with having a home business means looking for bargains on products. A product that saves hours of time and frustration is an asset, and usually worth buying - but we still want to get it at it's best price.
Husband has decided that we need PowerPoint 2010 only from Office 2010 (hey, BTW - I'm not getting paid to promote any products, and I'm up front when talking about products we sell that, hey, I own that business) that works with Camptasia 7 and makes it easier to create then relocate full slide shows. Okay, but what's the best way to do that? We have Office 2003, and the Evil Empire of MicroSoft won't let us do a cheap upgrade to 2010 directly, which would be our choice to do. They WILL let you have a free upgrade if you have Office 2007, but only thru' the end of this month.
So, off to Craigslist, Ebay, and Google to see what's available in at what price for Office 2007 Pro. Found one suspiciously cheap, couldn't find out a THING about the company, decided it was too likely to be a scam. Found a good looking one on Ebay, but some of the fine print on the MSFT end of the deal makes it harder to use with Ebay purchases, and this was a lab bench copy. Craigslist didn't have anything. Amazon prices were sky-high.
So, husband is buying Power Point only, not the full suite, for whatever point one of the local office supply stores has it at. He can get it today, which is nice, it won't cost what a full copy of Office (either 2007 or 2010) would cost.
I just hope he doesn't bring home a fax machine - story about THAT some other day!