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Windows 7: Massively inconsisent pricing

26 Oct 2010   #31
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Student pricing is the way to go if you know someone whom you can have order this for you and reimburse.
You sure this is legal? If you are a student you can get the copy yourself, if you are not astudent you are not entitled to it!


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26 Oct 2010   #32
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I stand by my post. It is either legal or it isn't. If I rob a bank it doesn't excuse someone else from stealing sweets from a shop!
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26 Oct 2010   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

If Microsoft wants to give a price break it has the right to make the rules. It's there product and there money. They might be think to get the young one hooked on Microsoft products and they will stay hooked. That's called building your market share for the future.
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26 Oct 2010   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think the legal ease in the EULA allows non-students to buy student copies from students. Just because you were once in school, doesn't necessarily mean that you can take advantage of the offer.

I just think MS should re-evaluate all this pricing. It's not really reasonable to me that a student should get a lower priced copy of the "exact same software", that an out of work machine shop worker would have to pay more for. Perhaps that machine shop worker "needs" it to fill out online job applications and type us his resume.
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26 Oct 2010   #35
Pusspa

 
 

ooh this thread has gone philisophical on my ass!

EDIT: for the record, i think that there should be a percentage of the money we pay to the ISP go to paying for the software, and we should be able to download anything from the internet for free.
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26 Oct 2010   #36
twinbee

Windows 7 Home and XP
 
 

As is the usual with these kind of topics, the conclusion is often that the morality is open to debate (if it is wrong, it could be only a tiny bit - as there are of course shades of grey), whilst the legality is against, dubious or at least a grey area.

Anyway, going off topic here...
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26 Oct 2010   #37
HJA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
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Student pricing is the way to go if you know someone whom you can have order this for you and reimburse.
You sure this is legal? If you are a student you can get the copy yourself, if you are not astudent you are not entitled to it!
Oh yeah! I was laid off last year for quite a while. I took classes at a comm college and all I needed was a student ID to get nice deals. I start my next class in January and it has been worth it!!!!!
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26 Oct 2010   #38
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
And I stand by mine, no reason a student should get a break the general public can't.
Next time I go to a movie theater, I will demand that they sell me a childs ticket. Why should some young punk get in at a reduced price when I can't
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27 Oct 2010   #39
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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Why should some young punk get in at a reduced price when I can't


You could always age fast and use the senior discount.
Honestly..I'd rather pay more than have to go through puberty again...it's just not worth it

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27 Oct 2010   #40
wilywombat

win7
 
 

For what its worth, a google for "windows 7 licence" throws up some interesting pricing for getting your windows activated....
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