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Quickbooks

Discussion in 'General Software' started by 2B, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    why is it when you click the "upgrade" button in the program you are expected to pay more than buying the new and better version off the shelf?
     
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  2. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Because unfortunately there are people that are naive and will do it.
     
  3. Techman

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    because quickbooks has become the bloated expensive rip off of Intuit.
     
  4. ProWraps

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    quickbooks SUCKS. all the way around. and sadly we run it. its a necessary evil.

    if you have a costco, they sell it. its not a steal, but its probably cheaper.
     
  5. briankb

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    Unfortunately there isn't any real competition against QB. Microsoft tried a few years ago but it pretty much failed before it even got a foothold. Peachtree Account is worse in every way than QB.

    There are online "cloud" accounting services but I just don't trust them.

    I really don't understand why there isn't a startup trying to take on Quickbooks.
     
  6. choucove

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    If you're looking to update versions of Quickbooks, I've found that Amazon carries better prices than just about anywhere for a full version. Even when we called in to talk with Intuit, their "upgrade" cost was about $50 more than us just buying a full new Quickbooks Premiere from Amazon.
     
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    Yep, and they make you upgrade over time. We had Enterprise 05 and had to upgrade because it wouldn't work on Win7. Down graded to a 3 license "Pro" system for $400 in 2008. In 2012, the Pro version ran out of support so we bought 2012 "Premier" version for same $400 but only came with one license. What a rip-off. And there was no "upgrade" path. They just told me I would have to buy 3 licenses if I wanted to use it in a 3 user mode. What BS....
     
  9. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    We had a version that was a couple years old - had some problems with it and called for support. There isn't any - not even payable support. Not to mention they were just jerks on the call. We ended up buying a version of quickbooks locally (I think it was at Office Depot) that had payroll included that was less than what they were currently charging us for payroll service (like $300 of something like that).

    I consider quickbooks a necessary evil.
     
  10. signswi

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    Quickbooks keeps it's grip because it's what CPAs like to work with. There are literally thousands of startups taking on Quickbooks, and many have succeeded within particular markets--mostly sole proprietor/freelancer/small, decentralized businesses.

    Just a few examples: Freshbooks, Wave Accounting, Harvest, Xero, Invoicera
     
  11. briankb

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    Those are all cloud providers so they compete for the same space but it's not a direct competitor to installed software.
     
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  14. TheSnowman

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    I love my quickbooks! I just did a search on google and I've always found a pretty healthy discount from retail price. I forget where I bought the last one from.
     
  15. Gino

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    I hafta agree 110%. :thumb:
     
  16. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    I would reverse that. They are a direct competitor to installed software, just not in all spaces.
     

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