Attention higher education students: Microsoft’s “steal”

Microsoft is offering a deal to students under which they can get a full license of MS Office 2007 for 39 quid. There’s a catch: If you are unable to provide proof of enrollment, you will be required to pay the full retail price of Office Ultimate 2007 (approximate ERP £599.99). Well, they did call it The Ultimate Steal after all. A better move on their part would have been to test your eligibility before they offer you a deal, so I can only assume that they’re deliberately trying to catch you out. In conclusion, if you’re thinking about taking up this offer, think very, very hard about whether you’ve really eligible. Otherwise you might find yourself over half a grand in debt.