It's not even Q4 and Autodesk is already cutting the price of its software through mail-in refunds. It's Q4 (Nov-Jan) that's usually the prime discount season, as Autodesk seeks to goose sales one last time before its fiscal year end.
Today, the goosing begins now. Buying a new commercial seat of AutoCAD gets you $300 off the $4,000 price tag; throw in Windows 7, and the savings leap to a stupendous $400. Offer valid until Oct 17 -- two weeks before the end of Q3.
Savings also available on a few other Autodesk software packages.