Are there Software Stores?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Arcadian, Apr 23, 2007.

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    Arcadian Guest

    I needed the software for Excel 2003 for my home PC because I'm taking
    an Excel course in school. I find no stores on-line have any, since
    it's outdated by the Excel 2007 (which is not compatible with my
    school homework). I personally went to several stores in my area
    (Office Depot, Circuit City, & Staples in the Seattle area) & found
    their software selection so narrow. They all have such a small areas
    devoted to software. With millions of software on this planet & high
    demand for them, why do these business see little importance in a
    large software variety? I should think that many entrepreneurs would
    have seized this opportunity, by now, to set up a stores with all
    software. I imagine a space, like a bookstore, a huge labyrinth of
    floor-to-ceiling shelves, full of software. Are there places like
    that? Since this "Computer Age" began, I've never seen anything of
    the sort & wonder why.

    Anyhoo, I finally found, on-line, a site which sells low-cost software
    to students & has Excel 2003.
    Arcadian, Apr 23, 2007
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    Alex Clayton Guest

    You just answered your own question. People can find anything they want on
    line. Ask one of your teachers to explain to you the cost of opening a store
    to sell something few people are going to bother to come and buy from you
    because they just buy it on line.
    Alex Clayton, Apr 23, 2007
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    Ernie Werbel Guest

    I have had much luck on eBay. I purchased new-old versions of Office,
    Photoshop, Acrobat, etc. for WAY BELOW new cost. I have found that for most
    purposes (99% in my case), a few versions behind the current has more or
    less the same features as what I would use in the 2007 versions.

    I still use Excel 5.0 simply because I got it when it was new and never saw
    a need to upgrade. A spreadsheet is a spreadsheet is a spreadsheet. It's
    all relative though, because even my Excel 5.0 is high-tech to say, my
    father, who still keeps actual ledger sheets for his business. (-:


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    Ernie Werbel, Apr 25, 2007
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