Warning, warning! QB Pro 2009 has some MAJOR problems and if you’re thinking of moving up from a previous version of QB Pro read this Intuit forum link before going anywhere near this 2009 version. Intuit is trying to iron out the problems, but it seems like it’s going to be a while before this version works as well as your previous version of QB.
I have also been using the 09 version since I received in October. I had advised all of my clients NOT to purchase QB09 until the online banking situation has been cleared up. I downloaded the newest update and am impressed due to how badly the original version was messed up. It is almost up to snuff at this point!
Your clients shouldn’t pass up this opportunity even if they don’t load the program right away and wait until the situation has been resolved. Intuit is responding to requests to fixes.
You can buy it online, as it says,
“The offer is for one day only; limited to one copy of QuickBooks Pro per customer. You can find the nearest Staples store at http://www.staples.com or buy on-line. “
Unfortunately, after forwarding the information to over 150 current and former clients (most of whom are still using earlier versions) that I set up or trained in QuickBooks at their offices (as “Dr. QuickBooks”, I make house calls) and posting information about this alleged deal on Craig’s List and Biznik, I got a call from a friend asking me if I knew anything about it.
When I called my local Staples store, both clerks I talked and their assistant manager knew nothing about the promotion.
I suspect that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. I will let Rick Jensen at Intuit know that Staples may be dropping the ball.
But I do appreciate Intuit’s trying to look out for small business owners in today’s economic climate. Thanks.
1. Promo Ad to send to clients = no ref to WINDOWS version only.
2. I called 2 local Staples stores in Portland, OR area. One store recd memo and aware of promo, could not find memo, had 15 copies QB on hand + shipment due was late, thought could buy online. The other store = had not heard of promo, no knowledge of it.
3. Email I recd stated “. . or buy on-line.” I checked Staples website = several QB products, but no single user QB Pro 2009 WINDOWS version (did have MAC version).
4. Summary: Idea GOOD, delivery / promo VERY POOR. Next time suggest FACTS, ANSWER OBVIOUS QUESTIONS, NO TRICKS, CONSISTENCY, BETTER COORDINATION WITH STAPLES.
I got a call from the manager of my local Staples. He said he had just gotten word of the promotion from his regional headquarters.
Rick Jensen of Intuit sent me an email that he is also checking into this issue of the left hand not knowing what the right hand or foot is doing.
I also think that if the ad doesn’t say Windows only, it should apply to both. Anyone affected by this should complain to Intuit or their local Better Business Bureau (I recently complained about some free gasoline cards I was supposed to receive and a week after my complaint was received, I got them.)
Thanks for the post. Just went to my local Staples store this morning and bought one of their six available QuickBooks Pro 2009 (Windows, single user). None of the store clerks or manager had heard about this offer, but the Intuit rebate printed out with the transaction upon purchasing. I currently use QB Pro 2007 for my business and was interested in this offer.