01-03-2010 09:25 AM - edited 01-03-2010 09:31 AM
01-03-2010 09:38 AM - edited 01-03-2010 10:13 AM
What you could do is the following: sometimes, buying the whole boxed product or the product as a download can be cheaper than buying only the renewal. So maybe you could check, for instance, on amazon if you can purchase a boxed version of your 5-licence Norton version, and simply use the renewal key (on the CD sleeve of the boxed version; in the confirmation e-mail if you buy a Norton product as a download) to renew your Norton product.
For example: if your NIS 2009 is expiring, and you discover a version of NIS 2009 or 2010 going at a lower price than buying a new subscription (make sure that the number of licences corresponds to your current number of licences), then you can purchase that version, ignore the CD and use only the product key to renew your subscription. In order to do this, you have to wait until your Norton product has nearly expired (but don't let it expire altogether!), and then type in your new product key via "Express renewal" or "Subscribe now", depending on which version of Norton you have got (the interface and menu vary between versions/builds). The reason why you would have to wait until your old subscription has expired is that if you renew your product with a new product key, then the days from your old subscription will not be added to your new subscription.
01-03-2010 10:14 AM
Have you actually looked in the Symantec store website for renewals for 5-user packages. This is on the US. site, but they have obviously kept the renewal cost as low as possible.
01-03-2010 10:23 AM
Your points are quite valid!
That's why I went out a month ago and picked up 2 boxes of NIS 2009 @ $9.99 each (US) - too bad that they didn't have more!
It is hard to put a price on great network security, though. If I had to pay more, I would... but just for Norton.
Nothing like peace of mind!
- NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -
Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
01-03-2010 02:43 PM - edited 01-03-2010 03:02 PM
Your points are less valid, if you look at the posts above.
You just added 5 single user subscriptions together and ended up with $ 250,-.
If you look around a bit, you will discover, that you can buy a 3 user, 5 user or 10 user pack. User = PC. So your five PC's can be very well protected with Norton for less than $ 100,- ($ 3 a day=1 beer).
Worth every penny, even if you do not own a business. Even by simply restoring doing a factory restore, you then have to adjust and install everything afterwards. For me that is loosing quality-time hours, which are worth at least $ 40 an hour for me !
And don't forget that Norton is not a static program, like f.i. Office. Each day there are a lot of people working at Symantec, to supply you with the latest protection updates for security threats.
01-03-2010 03:25 PM
01-03-2010 03:41 PM - edited 01-03-2010 03:52 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. I have not found the page for a 5 user pack, it must be well hidden. I do see that the Internet security has a 3 PC licence.
Ok, I found where you need to select Multi-User Packs instead of the actual product of intrest.