Legit used copy of Quickbooks Pro

  Bargee 17:12 12 Sep 2006


I'm trying to source a used, legitimate copy of Intuit Quickbooks pro or maybe even a demo version.

I need the software to evaluate a specialist software program that needs Quickbooks pro & I don't want to purchase the QB pro for £250 just to evaluate other software that won't run without it.


  wee eddie 17:54 12 Sep 2006

after every Budget, I am sure that e-bay will provide your source.

  pj123 18:37 12 Sep 2006

So, what is this "specialist software program" that needs Quickbooks Pro to run it?

  Bargee 10:19 13 Sep 2006

Thanks for those.

pj123, my specialist software is a Dental Laboratory Management one that integrates practice/client/ patient invoices & statements with products & combinations of product. I suppose the writers find it simpler & cheaper to write theirs to utilise a general accounting software package. Under licence I expect.

I have yet to find any accounting software that will do the job instead of the specialised Laboratory Management software which is v. expensive. The one I'm looking at is a lot cheaper than most, BUT it does need QB pro unfortunately.


  wee eddie 14:01 13 Sep 2006

If you charge your time at £20 - £30 per hour, Specialist Software is not necessarily so expensive.

  pj123 17:52 13 Sep 2006

I wonder if something like Moneybox click here

might do the job just as well as QB.

I used to use Quicken but now use Moneybox exclusively.

It may well be worth the effort to download MB and then ask the Author if it will do what you want it to do. By the way this program is written by the father of one of our Forum members, (Kate B).

  Bargee 14:25 14 Sep 2006

Wee eddie - maybe not, but why pay a premium if you don't have to, especially where the software won't affect whether you can obtain & keep a client. Its a balance between paying the right price for the right product & any price for any product. Thanks for the thoughts.

pj123, I haven't time right now, but I will definately check out your link later today. Ta.

Cheers all.

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