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Windows 7: Windows 7 to sell in UK for half the US price

19 Aug 2009   #1
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Windows 7 to sell in UK for half the US price

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We've been doing some investigating, friends -- making phone calls, demanding answers. And it was worth it. We can confirm something very few people get to confirm: British shoppers aren't going to be totally shafted over software pricing for once. Full versions of Windows 7 Home Premium are going to cost us half as much as they cost Americans.

In the UK, full versions of Windows 7 Home Premium -- not an upgrade edition -- are going to cost around £65 ($106). That's less than the price the Yanks have to pay just for an upgrade version -- $120 (£72) -- and about half what they'll have to cough up for a full version -- $200 (£122).
Amazon.co.uk is already selling the full version of Home Premium for £65, and Play.com is selling it for a little more at £75, but with free delivery. Incidentally, this is the version that includes Internet Explorer 8 -- the Windows 7 E editions have now been scrapped.



An Amazon.co.uk spokesperson told us to treat this pricing as "indefinite". We asked Microsoft for comment on the pricing disparity, but it's yet to get back to us. Our best guess is that it's honouring its pricing for Windows 7 E, which was cheaper because an upgrade wasn't possible.



Anyway: good news, everyone! For once, we can sit back and watch Americans shafting Americans, instead of us. Over pricing, that is. Is this the end of rip-off Britain, or a glorious one-off? Sadly, we suspect the latter, but let us know what you think in the comments.
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19 Aug 2009   #2
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Indeed its good news.
I got my HP for £45 with free next day delivery. Not bad for a full OS.

I also think its the second option, a one off. but im not complaining.

Dave.
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19 Aug 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

after being shafted for so many years, i find this claim difficult to believe.

i know you can pre-order home premium now for £65 @ amazon and elsewhere, but come oct 22, prices are due to rise to £150.

it would be nice if this price-cut claim were true, but i suspect it's just another case of poor journalism...

i'm still holding out on my family-pack hope...
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19 Aug 2009   #4
Atomic Shark

Windows 7 RTM (My daddy installed it for me)
 
 

Cool, i'll get my dad to buy me a copy as i'll only be 2 months & 8 days old
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19 Aug 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Already pre-ordered my Professional for £99.
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19 Aug 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I've been visiting the UK for YEARS and it's even since I was a tiny boy the UK has always been known as "Rip-off Britain".

This is indeed GREAT NEWS for people on that embattled isle on the outposts of Europe (although I LOVE UK Footie).

BTW exporting from the UK is a doddle -- you don't have to pay UK VAT either so for once those "on the other side of the Pond" can do what Europeans have been doing for years --import the stuff.

Shipping is usually pretty good - to the US should only take two days or so.

Cheers
jimbo.
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24 Aug 2009   #7
greeneggsandham

windows 7 ultimate 64 (build 7600)
 
 

Hope it's true, that would make a change. UK consumers always get ripped off.
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27 Aug 2009   #8
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

The reason why we are getting it so cheap is because by the time the EU have finished telling MS what they can't put on their own OS we'll be left nothing more than a DOS boot up screen.
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27 Aug 2009   #9
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
The reason why we are getting it so cheap is because by the time the EU have finished telling MS what they can't put on their own OS we'll be left nothing more than a DOS boot up screen.
Well if other companies like Firefox and Opera etc didnt keep moaning about MS the EU wouldn't have to get involved.
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27 Aug 2009   #10
golddust

dual boot Vista 32 bit and Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

No surprise. We in the US usually get shafted - look at what we pay for pharmaceuticals manufactured in our own country versus what they pay elsewhere (that's why so many Americans order from Canada).
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