Buying Office 365 sub from Microsoft vs a Microsoft Partner seller of office 365. Does it matter?

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Is there any reason not to buy an Office 365 Subscription from a Microsoft Partner instead of buying an Office 365 subscription direct from Microsoft?

 

For example, Senetic is selling Office 365 Business Essentials for $4.32/Month ($48.96/annual) as opposed to Microsoft direct pricing of $5.00/Month ($60.00/annual), with all other versions discounted proportionately.

 

I've heard and read a bit about why not to buy your Office 365 sub from Go Daddy.  Do other sellers of O365 other than Microsoft offer the native Admin console, and a native Office 365 experience?

 

Any comments on this appreciated.

 

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Is just a question of the price you can get. Microsoft partners can provide you a better price than the one you can get if you buy Office 365 licenses directly from Microsoft and they authorized by Microsoft ifself to to do that. In regards of the user experience it should be the same no matter from where you buy the subscription
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The biggest change might be that you can’t instantly order licenses. Most of these 3rd parties you order through s portal then have to wait for the vendor to approve it and it can take some hours. With direct you can order instantly. But again every vendor is Probabaly different.