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January 20, 2015

Seven Tips on Finding the Best Online Software Discounts

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Many people are looking for their software requirements online. Discounted rates and good deals are something that everyone wants, however, not many are aware of where they should be looking. There are, of course, many sites on the Internet where you could find such discounts. There is nothing wrong with purchasing software from sites that are offering cheaper deals. It is not illegal to get original software at a cheaper cost. This doesn’t mean that you are ripping off the company that made them, nor does it mean that the software is pirated. It just comes down to marketing gimmicks — that one retailer is willing to offer clients a better deal than others.

So let’s have a quick look at the top tips to keep in mind when you do your discount research and shopping.

1. Hidden costs

Another big thing to look out for is hidden or additional costs. Additional costs would be the cost of shipping and anything else that is not associated with the cost of the products that you are purchasing. Keep a close eye on this as well. Make a total of what it is going to cost you to purchase from one site to the next with all the additional costs — that is how you get the best deal.

2. Good deals by manufacturers

Another great piece of inside information is this, if you want to purchase an expensive software or program and are looking for the best deal; follow the social media trail of the manufacturer. They generally have the best deals themselves, and the greatest introductory offers. This is information you will only find out on their social networks or from their blogs. This is a must do for all those who are looking for the best deals. You just might get it straight from the makers of the software.

3. Introductory offers

There are reasons why makers of software offer discounts on the products that they offer, and these introductory offers are marked down not because they are cheaper, but only for marketing reasons. In actuality the cost for introductory offers is set by the makers at an out-and-out loss for them, for marketing purposes. And there are a lot of takers for such offers, it’s all about first come, first served here.

4. Competitive discounts

Take advantage of the marketing wars that are going on out there. There are companies that would actually offer you the upgraded version of a product at discounted prices if you are using products of their competitors. This is a strategy to eat into the marketshare of their competitors and is something that the buyer can take advantage of.

5. Trial versions

Avail the software discounts that are available on the full version after you have used the trial version of the software. This is something that a lot of companies do to retain the customers who tried the product for a while. The offers that are available post trial period are worth having a look at.

6. License validity

This is a very simple point, and the reason why it is so simple is due to the fact that a lot of people forget to notice or do not pay attention to how many computers the software license is valid for. Do not purchase a 10-key use license if you are only going to be using that software on one computer. However, if you have many computers then you can definitely use that software on numerous computers, and the cost would be shared.

These were the top seven tips to help you get the most from your discount software quest online.


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Alex Mell is a content developer with years of experience in developing best-in-class marketing content. He works for FreeSoftwareDiscounts.com as a content marketing consultant.

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