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Mar 6 2013   6:42PM GMT

Dragon Naturally Speaking Reduced to $37.99 on Amazon – Then Bumped to $49.76

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

I’ve often thought about trying a top-flight dictation program. My experiments over the years with programs such as IBM’s ViaVoice were disappointing in both Windows and Linux, and because of that I’ve never really wanted to spring $99 to try Dragon Naturally Speaking. But $37.99 including free shipping from Amazon? Okay, I’ll bite. This is Home version 12.0, which I figure will do everything I need — if it works. We’ll see. And if you want to try Naturally Speaking, this is probably about as low a price as you’ll find for it. (NOTE: I have not been paid or offered any compensation for this notice; I learned about this deal from one of the many bargain-hunting newsletters to which I subscribe and thought it looked interesting.)
UPDATE: Between the time I started to order this product at the $37.99 price shown on Amazon’s site and the time I got the confirmation email for my one-click order, the price jumped to $49.76, and I didn’t get the indicated free shipping, either. I canceled the order and have emailed Amaazon. It will be interesting to see what happens, won’t it?

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