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Windows 7: Microsoft shock drops Windows 7 discount

21 Jul 2009   #1
Lordbob75

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Microsoft shock drops Windows 7 discount

Microsoft shock drops Windows 7 discount

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Microsoft has unexpectedly withdrawn its promotional pricing for Windows 7 - the software giant's latest desktop and laptop PC operating system - after demand so strong that its online store apparently crashed. Microsoft has unexpectedly withdrawn its promotional pricing for Windows 7 - the software giant's latest desktop and laptop PC operating system - after demand so strong that its online store apparently crashed.
The online UK Microsoft Store now states "Promotional pricing no longer available".
Conspiracy theorists are sure now to question the supposed crash, hinting that Microsoft merely wanted to stop orders at the low rate.
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Microsoft had been selling Windows 7 at Windows 7 Home Premium in the UK for 49.99, a 67% discount from the list price of 149.99, and selling Professional for 99.99, 55% under the usual 219.99.
Prices have now increased to 79.99 for Windows 7 Home Premium, 189.99 for Windows 7 Professional, and 199.99 for Windows 7 Ultimate.
Microsoft Windows 7 will be released on October 22, 2009.
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Microsoft shock drops Windows 7 discount*( - Software - Hardware Systems )

WOW!

~Lordbob


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21 Jul 2009   #2
PotatoMan83

 

I think they should have left it..would have made more money than they lose to piracy.
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21 Jul 2009   #3
YupYup

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website shock makes up sensationalist headline to attract readers

Microsoft didn't drop anything, as stated there were limited quantities. Some stores including the microsoft store simply ran out of supply, the sale is still on and some retailers still have stock. If you want a copy i would suggest you hurry before they do run out.


Go go go...http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/...pre-order.aspx
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21 Jul 2009   #4
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

What a terrible article.
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21 Jul 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yep its badly worded.
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21 Jul 2009   #6
garbanzo

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i just now got my confirmation email from when i ordered my copy from the microsoft store last week. they must have received quite a few orders during the few hours the promo price was available!
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21 Jul 2009   #7
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PotatoMan83 View Post
I think they should have left it..would have made more money than they lose to piracy.
Good point. But pirates will always be pirates. They are dead set on not buying software and they won't change their decision. I guess it's quite sensible for Microsoft to have done what they did, since they can only earn from it unless people refuse to upgrade due to price jumps.
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21 Jul 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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It seems they set the number ava. at promo price deliberately low.

Great to say it was an early sell out - not great to say they still have loads left at the promo price.

Pretty obvious.
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