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Windows 7: Microsoft Hikes Win7 Prices for Australia

28 Jun 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi poin,

I expect some people will do that. Who can blame them.

MS prices as high as it thinks people will pay.

Only if people do not pay - then they get the message.

That is how business works.

Jimbo -

Last time I checked - best discount that worked on UK Technet site resulted in:

£287 GBP = $473 USD = $587 AUD


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28 Jun 2009   #12
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
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.
that's exactly what i did and it's best to grab it while that offer lasts. Beats paying over $500.
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28 Jun 2009   #13
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I still think your best (and cheapest) bet for "Upgrading" to W7 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 W7 (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".
Is this true? Does one Technet sub give you unlimited installs of the software incl. W7?
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28 Jun 2009   #14
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Is this true? Does one Technet sub give you unlimited installs of the software incl. W7?
Yes Imacken, it's true.
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28 Jun 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know where Jimbo gets the $200 usd from .

I do know some people who paid around $290 usd after promo code deductions.

There seems to be a decent disount for Australia ATM.

Other countries may not get any decent discount at all and have MS differential pricing.

You get 10 keys for personal evaluation only. ( You can ask for more - but you probably need a good reason).

If you have 3 or more machines, and you want a copy of Office or similar - it may be good value.

Many people only want to get 7 for 1 ( maybe 2 ) machines - $49 for premium on the pre order upgrade offer.

You have to consider what your requirements are.
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28 Jun 2009   #16
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Many people only want to get 7 for 1 ( maybe 2 ) machines - $49 for premium on the pre order upgrade offer.

You have to consider what your requirements are.
That is fine IF you are able to get the Pre Order Upgrade Pomo.....as mentioned, it is not available in Australia at the moment.
With Home Premium Upgrade being $199 it only needs 2 machines to warrant to use of a Technet Subscription...plus you can choose which SKU you want...it isn't an Upgrade and hopefully your Subscription will last until Office 2010 is out.
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28 Jun 2009   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi poin,

I expect some people will do that. Who can blame them.

MS prices as high as it thinks people will pay.

Only if people do not pay - then they get the message.

That is how business works.

Jimbo -

Last time I checked - best discount that worked on UK Technet site resulted in:

£287 GBP = $473 USD = $587 AUD
Hi there
Try looking for 20% discount promo codes -- they might not work in UK but just log on to a server in another country if you can.

That way it's a LOT cheaper. Currently UK seems to only offer 10% which isn't a lot -- so it's possible to get round via alternate server.

Stiill if you have several computers to upgrade it is likely in any case to be cheaper than paying retail prices for multiple licences.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Jun 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is no uprade promo. for Europe because MS decided not to sell upgrades at all.

Afaik that's not the case in Oz - they may announce it soon.
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28 Jun 2009   #19
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
There is no uprade promo. for Europe because MS decided not to sell upgrades at all.

Afaik that's not the case in Oz - they may announce it soon.
To date the only Upgrade offers on the M$ Australia site are for PC's purchased during the timeframe and Full Retail versions of Vista that comply (most likely Home Premium and Business).

If M$ were going to run the same Pre-Order upgrade offer they would have announced it straight up, so I doubt they will offer it now.
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28 Jun 2009   #20
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

After reading the first lines of the article, I remove everything I've said about the Canadian prices...
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