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Windows 7: Eight Pro downgrade rises Feb 1 to $99, now $30 via NewEgg

27 Jan 2013   #1
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Eight Pro downgrade rises Feb 1 to $99, now $30 via NewEgg

Saw this on Brad's Deals today:

Windows 8 Pro $30 Shipped After Rebate

Get the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for $69.99 at Shipping is free. Then, submit this rebate and you will get a $40 Newegg prepaid card to use on another purchase, dropping your net price to $29.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $37. Note that Microsoft announced it is raising the price on this upgrade to $99.99 effective 2/1. It's compatible with PCs already running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no sales tax (except in CA, NJ, TN).

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27 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Wow, it's only been out a few months. I wonder if we wait a few more months, will it be free? :)
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28 Jan 2013   #3
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I wouldn't buy Windows 8 even if it were priced at a mindblowing $0.01.
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28 Jan 2013   #4

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
It might be ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
I wouldn't buy Windows 8 even if it were priced at a mindblowing $0.01.
It might be worth buying at that price.

Assuming that MS come to their senses, you might be able to use it to upgrade to W9 or W10.
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28 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

The problem for the average PC/laptop buyer now is that they generally don't have an option (here at least).
What I understand from other posts on the forum is that retrofitting Windows 7 and sometimes even linux may not be that straightforward for the novice on some new PCs??? I know that there are posts/tutorials here on the topic but not everybody visits here.
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28 Jan 2013   #6

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
PLEASE BE ACCURATE -- the rebate is only valid ON ANOTHER PURCHASE --this type of advertising is akin to sneakerware or suckerware.

It *Could* be OK if you need or want to make a second purchase - but if you just want to buy Windows then the basic 70 USD applies (69.99).

It's like those governments saying -- we will subsidise your power bills -- so we will give you 50% off the price of decent insulation -- but if you can't afford the energy bills in the first place this type of offer does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to reduce the bills you are getting NOW - so you certainly couldn't afford to accept the offer in the first place.

However the spin doctors will gleefully announce (especially just before elections) "We are reducing your Energy costs" -- as always to those who can afford the often quite large layouts to pay for even 50% of the work.

If you need to buy a second product - go ahead -- but I rather dislike this type of advertising -- rather like 2 for one in a supermarket (BOGOFF - Buy One Get One For Free) - often leading to waste -- why not just cut the price of the original article by say 25% for a while.

P'SSST (don't tell everybody but I hear there's a good deal on FERRARI's at the moment -- if you purchase 2 you might get a Landrover thrown in for free. !!).

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 Eight Pro downgrade rises Feb 1 to $99, now $30 via NewEgg

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