updated 12:45 pm EDT, Sat October 27, 2001
Tom Schwab notes differences in the US and UK cutoff dates for Microsoft's free Office v. X upgrade:
"I just purchased Office 2001 for the Mac and received my software October 17th. Unfortunately according to this web page: the free upgrade to Office v.X will be given to USA purchases after October 24th. Otherwise the upgrade will be $149...However, if you purchase Office 2001 for the Mac after September 1st in the UK (nearly 8 weeks earlier) you will receive a free Office v.X upgrade according to this web page. The discrepancy may cost me $149 as my USA purchase was one week too
early...I've e-mailed Microsoft about this discrepancy of which your readers
may be interested."