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Last post Author Topic: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)  (Read 18823 times)

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2009, 08:41:27 AM »
Crap - not available from the Canadian store yet (and I can't order through the US site - they check your "zip" code to calculate taxes and I don't have one!). Guess I'll try again mid next week.
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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2009, 05:13:24 AM »
Whoa, apparently they "ran out" of discounted pre-sales in Japan!

http://www.engadget....s-sell-out-in-japan/

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2009, 11:12:24 AM »
Quote from: Darwin
I assume that "this is 'just a do it to be safe suggestion'" was meant to read 'this is not 'just a do it to be safe'"?

Grrr...synapses are getting old. :(

Yes, that's exactly what I meant. :: sigh ::

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2009, 01:29:22 PM »
Whoa, apparently they "ran out" of discounted pre-sales in Japan!

http://www.engadget....s-sell-out-in-japan/

Do you get the impression it might be a marketting scam - only 3 copies available and they can say they sold out in less than 5 minutes ...

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2009, 12:32:05 AM »
I didn't think so, and the Engadget blurb suggested it was legit by saying...
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While no numbers are given, the 17 retailers involved in the pre-order sales, who presumably have no vested interest in trying to inflate perceptions on behalf of Microsoft, report sales as "considerable"...

The Engadget story has been updated...
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Update: Engadget Japanese tells us that the 30,000 copies were sold according to Microsoft.

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2009, 10:29:03 AM »
well I dont know how long the windows 7 offer lasted here in germany - but certainly less than 17 hours ;)
I forgot about it (I think they were all in deutsch though and the UK offer seems to be still running)
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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2009, 10:40:15 AM »
Ebuyer sold out very quickly; Home much faster than Pro.
Amazon kept switching from having it on sale, to not, to having just one (Home or Pro) back to none or both. (Has both available atm). Has stated that sales in first 8 hours exceeded the whole of the 17 week Vista pre-order period.
Play.com has had both all the time (but at full price unlike the two above).
The others I checked didn't have any for sale at all that I saw, though I didn't check often.
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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2009, 10:58:10 AM »
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in germany as of 15 july until the middle of august - or until supplies run out [whatever that means] you can get Windows 7 Home Premium E for 49.99 euros

Until middle of August? I've to agree with Carol. This is truly a marketing scam.

Amazon Germany sold out in 7 minutes. :tellme:

Apparently they just got 1500 copies to sell. Another German dealer got the same amount. Others less.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2009, 11:02:38 AM by wr975 »

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2009, 11:43:19 AM »
Apparently Amazon UK have pre-sold more copies of Windows 7 during the first 8 hours than they did with Windows Vista during the whole pre-sale period.

Not sure how many people have 'booked' copies though. I have booked 2 copies of Pro but I may change my mind before October if I get an early download of the RTM copy via MS MAPS programme.

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2009, 01:39:16 PM »
Not sure how many people have 'booked' copies though. I have booked 2 copies of Pro but I may change my mind before October

does that mean you dont have to pay till october ? and have the option to cancel ?
(I'm still indecisive about the english version myself . . )
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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2009, 01:49:55 PM »
If you order from Amazon they only charge your credit card when the item is posted to you so you can cancel orders at any time until it enters the packing phase. You also have the right to cancel an order after you receive the goods for 7 days (or is it 10) under the EU Distance Selling Regulations so even if you forget and they charge your card you can still claim back the money (less delivery charges).

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2009, 02:19:12 PM »
You also have the right to cancel an order after you receive the goods for 7 days (or is it 10) under the EU Distance Selling Regulations so even if you forget and they charge your card you can still claim back the money (less delivery charges).
Effectively means that if you cancel before they send it you get all your money back.

What interested me was the different prices they were charging.
Ebuyer and Amazon were at approx £45 for the Home version, Amazon were at approx £90 for the Pro version & Ebuyer were £80. Play.com were at full (MS) price for both.
And I still don't understand what is going on with Amazon having stuff on sale and then reverting to Signing up to be notified and back again. ATM, Home Version is back at signing up - will be interesting to see if it reappears for pre-order.

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2009, 02:28:31 PM »
"Windows 7 has become the fastest selling software operating system package at DSGi, owner of PC World, Currys and Dixons.co.uk", the company said in a statement.

"Demand in the first 12 hours of pre-order launch saw sales of Windows 7 exceed 25% of DSGi’s total annual sales of its predecessor, Windows Vista."

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2009, 03:44:31 PM »
And I still don't understand what is going on with Amazon having stuff on sale and then reverting to Signing up to be notified and back again. ATM, Home Version is back at signing up - will be interesting to see if it reappears for pre-order.

I think Amazon.co.uk had a quota for the number of bundles they could sell at intro price. Presumably they have been updating that quanitiy all day after contacting MS because of demand. Either that or people have been ordering and then cancelling freeing up some of the stock.

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Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th)
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2009, 04:10:11 PM »
Possibly. The very strange thing was that this started in the very early hours of the morning (I was checking all the activity etc from midnight onwards, firstly to buy the copies I needed and then because it all seemed quite odd).

I notice that Play.com now have the Home version at £79.99 so they seem to have sold out of that - and presumably Amazon have too. So those that haven't got it are probably too late (though I'm not going to check them all). Both still have the Pro version available.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2009, 04:13:14 PM by Dormouse »