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Windows 7: 7 Pricing too high say Dell

31 May 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpurcell View Post
So, do we actually know what the price will be?
Too much.

This is definitely M$'s downfall. If they were to price the Ultimate version at around, say $150-$200, think how many people would upgrade to it! And give Professional a nice discount when purchased in bulk. Hell, I would buy 7 Ult at $200, even $250!

~Lordbob


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31 May 2009   #12
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

I agree with LordBob75. If MS bring the price down to Asian level for everyone, they will see an unprecedented sale. Asian don't necessary buy pirated products or make them, we will pay as long as it is REASONABLE by our standard. After all Asians occupy at least 2/3 of the consumer market. Ain't it time to tap into?
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31 May 2009   #13
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Too much.

This is definitely M$'s downfall. If they were to price the Ultimate version at around, say $150-$200, think how many people would upgrade to it! And give Professional a nice discount when purchased in bulk. Hell, I would buy 7 Ult at $200, even $250!

~Lordbob
How do you figure what is a good price? An OS is used on an almost daily basis. You'll probably get a good 3 years of service out of Win 7. MS offers an upgrade from Vista or XP that is very discounted from Retail.

Why is everyone stuck on the retail price? The OEM price is in the range that everyone is admitting they would be willing to pay. Anyone who is in this forum should have enough knowledge to purchase OEM. Or better Upgrade version.

Of course all of this is based on rumored pricing. No one has seen the actual pricing. Dell is just fishing for lower prices to help out on their meager margins.

PhreePhly
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31 May 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
How do you figure what is a good price? An OS is used on an almost daily basis. You'll probably get a good 3 years of service out of Win 7. MS offers an upgrade from Vista or XP that is very discounted from Retail.

Why is everyone stuck on the retail price? The OEM price is in the range that everyone is admitting they would be willing to pay. Anyone who is in this forum should have enough knowledge to purchase OEM. Or better Upgrade version.

Of course all of this is based on rumored pricing. No one has seen the actual pricing. Dell is just fishing for lower prices to help out on their meager margins.

PhreePhly
I just wanted lower prices for the release..... For people in general, not just us.

~Lordbob
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01 Jun 2009   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

Nowadays when you can get a COMPLETE computer with an OS already installed in it for around 300 - 350 USD why bother with BUYING an OS at a HIGHER price than for the computer alone.

The OS "Upgrade" edition at least will have to be much cheaper than the projected 300 USD or so.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Jun 2009   #16
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think where the problem lies here is M$ have made us all go WOW!! this is Great!.... and now they Know we are all going to/ have been going round telling everyone how how good it its.... thus forcing/using Phycology sales pitching without us realising with the end result in a lot of people muttering im going to buy it when its released

I think now the only solution to get reductions and offers in prices is to now go round saying yes Se7en is WOW! "BUT!" its way too expensive for what it is.... not worth the money ect ect

Fight back at MS and watch them back down!
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01 Jun 2009   #17
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is Dells first strike before the prices are sent out to get them sefl's a better price. I'm betting that a Microsoft employee has already contacted Dell saying if you lower your voice we will give you a better deal on pricing. So then Dell can increase the prices of its systems stating its the cost of Windows 7 that adds to our machines, and they could then blame Microsoft for not being about to sell crappy hardware.
Don't get me wrong I've had a lot of their servers and desktops. Their servers always work well the stuff they sell to the average user sucks big time.
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02 Jun 2009   #18
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Or just download the OS, "From Russia with Love".
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02 Jun 2009   #19
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

i made this (and other observations in the same thread)
crosspost: Vista SP2 is out
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02 Jun 2009   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Unfortunately , the whole interview doesn't seem to be on that link.

I believe the point Darrell Ward was making is that Dell ( and the other oem's ) need to hit certain retail price points for their products.

You can be sure they have done plenty of research to establish the prices customers will stomach.

They try to reduce the prices of the parts they buy in - by as little as a cent ( they need millions of parts).

An increase in the cost of the o/s - by only a few dollars - means cutomers will get lower spec. machines at those price points.

A greater proportion goes to microsoft - a smaller proportion to the hardware.

Unless, of course, there is a change to the o/s price currently proposed.
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