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Windows 7: Amazon UK Price Change


16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Amazon UK Price Change

Sorry if this has been posted already, but Amazon's UK price has lept up since I pre-ordered 3 copies yesterday!
15 July (yesterday) it was 48 for Home Premium. Today it's 75! Currys is still 45.
Even more amazing is that the Professional E is 90 at Currys and is now a whopping 180 from Amazon!
What is going on?

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16 Jul 2009   #2
DJG

 

The US price at Amazon is now $119.95 for the HP upgrade. It's probably because the original offer was for a limited quantity and had to be purchased by July 11, so the offer is now done and these are the normal retail prices.
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16 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Sorry if this has been posted already, but Amazon's UK price has lept up since I pre-ordered 3 copies yesterday!
15 July (yesterday) it was 48 for Home Premium. Today it's 75! Currys is still 45.
Even more amazing is that the Professional E is 90 at Currys and is now a whopping 180 from Amazon!
What is going on?
Its probably because, as the add says, while stock lasts. I guess it didn't last too long and now the offer price has gone and so you now see the correct price.
I think it will go up even more in the new year.
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So we are saying that the entire Amazon stock went in a matter of hours!
Well, I guess MS will be happy.

Still, it seems crazy that a major store like Amazon can run out in a few hours.

Anyway, the full retail price is 150 according to Amazon.
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16 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
The US price at Amazon is now $119.95 for the HP upgrade. It's probably because the original offer was for a limited quantity and had to be purchased by July 11, so the offer is now done and these are the normal retail prices.
This is the UK offer for windows 7 E (full, not upgrade); it only started yesterday, 15th July, and runs until 9th August. Home premium is supposed to be 49.99, and professional 99.99. Amazon were selling at a slight discount, 45 for HP, and 90 for Pro. Amazon.co.uk appeared to sell out of these copies of home premium in about 8 hours, and has now got some new stock allocated - but at the prices orginally due to kick in from 10th august until 30th december, 79.99 for home premium (professional is due to go up to 189.99).

From 1st January 2010, it'll be at full price for retail copies, 149.99 for home premium and 219.99 for professional.

Curry's and PCWorld (both DSG) still have it at 44.99 (with free delivery) comet are advertising it at 49.99, but have it at 44.99 when you add it to your basket. There's several other places, like anvika, staples.co.uk play.com and ebuyer that have HP at the normal discount price (49.99) and littlewoods who have it at 69.99?.
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16 Jul 2009   #6

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
So we are saying that the entire Amazon stock went in a matter of hours!
Well, I guess MS will be happy.

Still, it seems crazy that a major store like Amazon can run out in a few hours.

Anyway, the full retail price is 150 according to Amazon.
When i looked this morning both Play.com and Amazon were off the list of pre order sites and ebuyer are out of stock So yes, they ran out.

I believe the pricing will be done in three stages.
The low pre order that we had yesterday, a discounted price until its launched and then the full price.
I did read that somewhere but cant find it now.

EDIT: I took so long to type that that Arkhan beat me to it (and was a bit more accurate).
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16 Jul 2009   #7

Vista 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
So we are saying that the entire Amazon stock went in a matter of hours!
Well, I guess MS will be happy.

Still, it seems crazy that a major store like Amazon can run out in a few hours.

Anyway, the full retail price is 150 according to Amazon.
Here in Germany, Amazon's stock of Home Premiums for 49.95 Euros ran out within SECONDS. Thousands of people feel pretty pissed over here, me being one of them. Well, I ordered my copy over at Amazon UK then, but still, what happened here yesterday was a farce. Way too few copies for way too many people interested in taking advantage of this offer. Not only at Amazon but in various other online and offline shops as well.
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16 Jul 2009   #8

7600 x86
 
 

even the prices at microsoft's eu went up since yesterday, though i'm not sure how they could have 'sold out'. i bought HP N there last night for 50 pounds (download copy), and now it's up to 80.
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16 Jul 2009   #9

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its not difficult to understand why even MS have sold out.
It was a limited offer.
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16 Jul 2009   #10

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Its not difficult to understand why even MS have sold out.
It was a limited offer.
on their website yesterday, they said the pre-sale would be on until AUGUST 15. but no, lasted less than 24 hours.

there's a slight difference between 4 weeks and 24 hours...
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