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Why is the Quicken subscription service so expensive - $99.99 per year?

davegray
davegray Member ✭✭
edited February 2020 in Before you Buy
I understand why Quicken changed to a subscription model -(Removed-Disruptive) Why is the annul cost so expensive? How were the subscription rates set?

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  • jfclague
    jfclague Member ✭✭✭✭
    I purchased a 14-month subscription from Amazon for $45
  • davegray
    davegray Member ✭✭
    Thank you for the response. I went to Amazon a couple of days ago and also purchased a license. The price was $59.99 which is still significantly less than the $99.99 Quicken price.
  • license was valid and didn't mess with any data?
  • Anil
    Anil Member ✭✭
    The home and business version is 99/Year :'( . That's way too expensive than I thought. Even if I take a 2 year buy, the amount just doubles with no incentive. Last year I paid 68$ for Home and Business at Amazon for 14 months (2 bonus months). This year it is 99$ for 14 months. That's damn expensive. Gone are those days where you could have had a version for a couple of years and not being forced into paying these ridiculous amounts.

    What happens if I dont upgrade (I cant download transactions through one-step update?)
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    "What happens if I dont upgrade (I cant download transactions through one-step update?) "
    AND about 1/4 of your screen gets taken up with a "nag message" to renew.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • My subscription for Premier will end in a month. If I purchase the 14-mos deal for the Premier edition, where will I be prompted to enter my new activation code?
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Activation takes place on quicken.com on My Account page.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 20H2
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2020
    BE AWARE - I think that some of the Quicken.com incentive deals are for NEW users...
    Need to create NEW user ID / password.
    And... how much is having a software program like Quicken worth to you....
    I happen to use it for everything in my investing, banking, CC, etc -
    So, for me - I have the Deluxe version - it is well worth the cost to have it.
    Lastly - as a service, when you don't want to renew - it somewhat goes away...
    If you don't pay your "utility" bill - electric, gas, cable, cell  -
    does your service still work for years ?
    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • Anil
    Anil Member ✭✭
    > @GeoffG said:
    > Activation takes place on quicken.com on My Account page.

    I bought the CD from Amazon. On the MyAccount section there is no option to enter Activation Code. In the Desktop version, I see it. If I enter it now (Is till have a month left), does it extend after the current expiration date?
  • davegray
    davegray Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Long story short, yes, purchasing a 14 month Quicken Home and Business subscription (activation code) from Amazon for $63.74 successfully extended my activation effective the date my original activation was set to expire. Note that Amazon's price is 1/3 less expensive than quicken.com and provides 15% more time until the next expiration. [rant redacted] Follow the activation instructions at https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-manage-my-quicken-subscription
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited February 2020
    [rant redacted]

    [removed argumentative]
    You CHOSE to purchase Q and you ACCEPTED the terms of that deal.
    ENTIRELY your choice.

    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited February 2020
    [removed - argumentative]
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Think of it like a utility - elec, gas, cable, Internet, cellular -
    Do these work if you stop "buying" -
    What other software has an online feature component
    that works for years after your initial purchase...
    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
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