2014 via Amazon


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Scott W

Got the 2014 solicitation from Intuit due to the expiration of my 2011
program's online features. Sorry if this was discussed earlier but their
offer is really a slap in the face. Discounted price of $64 for deluxe? I
have the product in my Amazon cart & all they want is $30 free shipping.
Looks like loyalty is not rewarded by Intuit.
Shocking.
BTW Premier is $50 vs $95
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle

Scott W said:
Sorry if this was discussed earlier but their
offer is really a slap in the face. Discounted price of $64 for deluxe? I
have the product in my Amazon cart & all they want is $30 free shipping.
Looks like loyalty is not rewarded by Intuit.
Shocking.
Hardly. Intuit gets a huge amount of sales from the retail channel. That
includes the office supply places, Costco and Amazon. If they offered discounted
pricing directly to users, all those sales would disappear overnight. As to
renewal loyalty, what exactly is the alternative? MSMoney?

You might also think that Amazon would offer the downloaded version for less
than the boxed version. After all no packaging costs, no inventory costs, no
shipping costs. They don't. Reason? Pricing has nothing to do with cost, it's
based on value. The delivery method doesn't change the value to the customer.
 
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Scott W

It's all about the "margin". If Intuit dropped the price $20, they would
sell much more direct. 3rd party sales have less margin.
Loyalty is important to a consumer. If I paid Intuit today for the product
at their advertised price & found it less than half off during my shopping
spree at Costco later that day, I would be pissed & violated. My view of
Intuit as a company would change. This is important as I also buy their
professional tax software line. Unlike Quicken, the tax business has many
choices & I could change if soured by this company. They get plenty of money
from me. I just don't like being raped in my wallet.
I do hate the fact there are no alternatives as I came from MS Money just
for the bank download feature, a move I still regret. I can't believe there
is still a monopoly in this are of consumer finance products.


"Arthur Conan Doyle" wrote in message

Scott W said:
Sorry if this was discussed earlier but their
offer is really a slap in the face. Discounted price of $64 for deluxe? I
have the product in my Amazon cart & all they want is $30 free shipping.
Looks like loyalty is not rewarded by Intuit.
Shocking.
Hardly. Intuit gets a huge amount of sales from the retail channel. That
includes the office supply places, Costco and Amazon. If they offered
discounted
pricing directly to users, all those sales would disappear overnight. As to
renewal loyalty, what exactly is the alternative? MSMoney?

You might also think that Amazon would offer the downloaded version for less
than the boxed version. After all no packaging costs, no inventory costs, no
shipping costs. They don't. Reason? Pricing has nothing to do with cost,
it's
based on value. The delivery method doesn't change the value to the
customer.
 
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Jim

Got the 2014 solicitation from Intuit due to the expiration of my 2011
program's online features. Sorry if this was discussed earlier but their
offer is really a slap in the face. Discounted price of $64 for deluxe?
I have the product in my Amazon cart & all they want is $30 free
shipping. Looks like loyalty is not rewarded by Intuit.
Shocking.
BTW Premier is $50 vs $95
I got 2013 via Amazon (just a download). I guess they figure they can
catch those not willing to look a little bit.
 
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Andrew

Scott said:
I do hate the fact there are no alternatives as I came from MS Money
just for the bank download feature, a move I still regret.
So I've tried for many years to get my adult kids to use Q. They
continually tell me that they simply look at the online bank accounts
and have no need for such PC-based tools. I say things like what about
looking at your spending categories, account aggregates, and such? One
doesn't seem to care (she has it in her head); they other points to
online sites like mint.com if they really did care about this.

They seldom use the MACs and PCs. It's all about their mobile phones.

If there a need for PC-based products, then Microsoft wouldn't have gone
out of the business, and/or another company would have stepped in as a
competitor to Q.

Not only is this a mature market, it might be a dying market. This is
why I continue to support Quicken yearly; in another few years, I fear
it too won't exist.
 
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Sharxster

Andrew said:
So I've tried for many years to get my adult kids to use Q. They
continually tell me that they simply look at the online bank
accounts and have no need for such PC-based tools. I say things
like what about looking at your spending categories, account
aggregates, and such? One doesn't seem to care (she has it in her
head); they other points to online sites like mint.com if they
really did care about this.

They seldom use the MACs and PCs. It's all about their mobile
phones.

If there a need for PC-based products, then Microsoft wouldn't
have gone out of the business, and/or another company would have
stepped in as a competitor to Q.

Not only is this a mature market, it might be a dying market.
This is why I continue to support Quicken yearly; in another few
years, I fear it too won't exist.


--
I can't imagine life without Quicken--basically all my financial
affairs are organized, thanks to Q. It's great to know what one's
net worth is--to the absolute penny! For people spurning such
organization--no wonder so many go bankrupt or live in constant
fear of checks bouncing because they just don't know what their
account balances REALLY are. Back about 1988 I was in a quandary
how to get a financial handle on things--manually reconciling ONE
checking account took hours Then a friend mentioned Quicken 4 and I
have never looked back. Long live Quicken!
 
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