Microsoft screwing the Brits again

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Dinosaur, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Dinosaur

    Dinosaur New Member

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    If you look at the Windows 7 pre-order offer, you'll see that the £ price is MUCH more than the $ price.

    This is OUTRAGEOUS.
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    LOL. There has been discussion about this already - but not enough imo.

    Yes, MS operate a differential pricing policy.

    They charge more - a lot more in some regions.

    The only way to get them to stop is to vote with your wallet.

    Don't buy it if you don't like the price.

    Or , if you want the product - get someone in U.S. to buy it for you.

    If the pre orders bombed in countries where it is over - priced, then MS would have to respond.

    Like any business.
     
  3. Dinosaur

    Dinosaur New Member

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    According to this site Currency Converter Website


    Calculate and compare currencies Use the boxes below to convert between currencies.
    Conversion results 1.00 British pounds sterling = 1.66 US dollars
    Exchange rate: 1.656726 Rate valid as of: 2/7/2009

    So Brits pay 66% more.

    As I said, Outrageous.
     
  4. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    I believe that includes 15% VAT - US prices do not include local sales taxes.

    Yes, it is certainly 50% more.

    You will find that is the case for MS products - they charge as much as they believe the customer will pay - obviously.

    Infuriating.
     
  5. Dinosaur

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    whoosh Cooler King
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    There is a saying you cannot get blood out of a stone :D
     
  7. djwayne

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    Didn't Europe slap Microsoft for millions of dollars in fees, fines, and penalties in some sort of anti-trust suit ?? Maybe it's the cost of doing business there.

    :)
     
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    yes and as a consequence the windows 7 versions available to us in the UK for £49.99e and £99.00e must be full versions to ensure they don't have IE in them :D
     
  9. Radenight

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    I don't really get to upset about sh!t like this because I live in Canada and I'm used to things being priced ALOT higher than they are in the U.S. for example.. ;) Yes, I completely agree with you that it's fu*king retarded but that's just the way it goes my friend.. Unfortunately.. Although I was lovin it when the Canadian Dollar was worth quite a bit more than the U.S. Dollar a year or so ago, it was nice to look at sites like Ebay and see the CAD total being LESS than the US total.. ;) But of course it didn't last long.. Oh well...
     
  10. Tepid

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    Yeppp.....
     
  11. ahud3488@bigpond.net.au

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    Is the offer available in Australia? From the Australian website I can only see that an upgrade is available if a copy of Vista is purchased between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010. and then at an upgrade price of $9.99 to cover cost of postage and handling.

    I cannot find any other way to buy the product at half price in Aussie. I have XP but have been using 7 for the past few months.
     
  12. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Well we Brits :D Got to balance the situation :rolleyes:
    No me alone balance the scene :cool: Hit us with high prices we hit you with no pay scheme :D
     
  13. SIW2

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    If you know some one in US - what is to stop them ordering the $49usd deal for you?

    They can just email you the key when they get it - shouldn't be too hard to get hold of the install media.

    Or they can mail the dvd as well .

    I imagine a lot of people will do that.

    Even cheaper from China probably.
     

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