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Windows 7: Microsoft Hikes Win7 Prices for Australia

28 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Microsoft Hikes Win7 Prices for Australia

This is unbelievable....

CNET Australia - For A World Gone Digital

At these prices how do they expect to attract people to upgrade?

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28 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's nothing new, we have always had to pay more for everything and if it's computer hardware or Audio or visual equipment we usually don't get it until about 6 months after the rest of the developed World.
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28 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
It's nothing new, we have always had to pay more for everything and if it's computer hardware or Audio or visual equipment we usually don't get it until about 6 months after the rest of the developed World.
true. I just don't get how they expect to get people to upgrade. Most are happy running XP coz everything works. Why upgrade? Sure the day will come when their printer breaks down and their new one won't run on XP but that'll be long after Windows 7. These are tough times financially people don't have that kind of money particularly since most users don't know or don't care what os they have. As long as they can browse the internet and send/recieve email.

m$ are kidding and they'll suffer for it.
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28 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think MS just swap the $ for the local currency without accounting for the exchange rate.
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28 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
true. I just don't get how they expect to get people to upgrade. Most are happy running XP coz everything works. Why upgrade? Sure the day will come when their printer breaks down and their new one won't run on XP but that'll be long after Windows 7. These are tough times financially people don't have that kind of money particularly since most users don't know or don't care what os they have. As long as they can browse the internet and send/recieve email.

m$ are kidding and they'll suffer for it.
Unfortunately our population is still relatively small and I don't Microsoft could care less how many copies they sell to us, compared to there Global sales we would be fairly insignificant.
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28 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I think MS just swap the $ for the local currency without accounting for the exchange rate.
Not quite, if you checked the link posted then you will see that we are paying allot more and don't forget we use dollars as well.
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28 Jun 2009   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
It's nothing new, we have always had to pay more for everything and if it's computer hardware or Audio or visual equipment we usually don't get it until about 6 months after the rest of the developed World.

Hi there
actually the worst place for "ripping" people off on Computer / Electronic gear that I've found is actually the UK-- although with the drop in the value of GBP Vs Euro it's not so bad.

Until recently if you bought a Computer book in the UK it would show for example price as say 13 GBP or 14,50 USD -- no way is (even now) 14,50 USD anything like 13 GBP. (And there's no VAT on books in the UK).

I still think your best (and cheapest) bet for "Upgrading" to Windows 7 is to take out a heavily discounted subscription to MS TECHNET -- for around 200 USD (discounted sub -- look for various "promo codes") you can get MULTIPLE LICENSES to almost as much software you need including Windows 7 (when released) Office 2007/2010 W2008 server etc etc.

If you have more than one computer to upgrade taking out a subscription is IMO a "No Brainer".

To any 'OZ out there -- whilst not a Cricket Fan normally (although I enjoyed the 20/20 series) I'm looking forward to the Ashes series

Love the rivalry between The Poms and the Aussies -- I'll bet that even if it was a Twiddleywinks chamionship both sides would still be deadly serious about winning it.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Jun 2009   #8

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Those prices are ridiculous, how do you expect us to pay that much for it, Tbh, i think pirating of Windows 7 will increase if those happen to become the final price.
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28 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
actually the worst place for "ripping" people off on Computer / Electronic gear that I've found is actually the UK-- although with the drop in the value of GBP Vs Euro it's not so bad.

Until recently if you bought a Computer book in the UK it would show for example price as say 13 GBP or 14,50 USD -- no way is (even now) 14,50 USD anything like 13 GBP. (And there's no VAT on books in the UK).

I still think your best (and cheapest) bet for "Upgrading" to Windows 7 is to take out a heavily discounted subscription to MS TECHNET -- for around 200 USD (discounted sub -- look for various "promo codes") you can get MULTIPLE LICENSES to almost as much software you need including Windows 7 (when released) Office 2007/2010 W2008 server etc etc.

If you have more than one computer to upgrade taking out a subscription is IMO a "No Brainer".

Cheers
jimbo
For sure, I was already seriously considering a Technet Sub that I can get for $307 and that's cheaper than the cost of getting one copy of Ultimate and I have 2 computers I wanted to upgrade. As soon as I can, that's what i will be doing.
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28 Jun 2009   #10

Windows7
 
 

I wonder if they expect cheaper copies from places like China and India to ultimately get into Australia or something, thus actually dragging prices down....
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