No matter what the revision level of a software product, you will purchase it initially as an original program. This initial purchase of software does not need to be at retail prices. Microsoft Word may cost its official 450.00 somewhere, but almost no one sells it at that price. We've been purchasing that product for sometime now, usually for about 200 by mail order. PC Connection 8002438088, for example, sells Word 5.0 for 209. Similar discounts are available in many places. Even local retail stores typically knock a large percentage off the official price.
Library Workstation Report – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 1, 1990