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Author Topic: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount  (Read 4602 times)

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Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« on: April 27, 2011, 04:12:08 AM »
$29.99, a very good price. I Doubt if there will be any better.
Probably cause w8 is coming, but nevertheless, with a .edu address,
you can get this deal.

http://www.microsoft.../buynow/default.aspx

following the links-

http://store.digital...US&SiteID=msshus

Looking through the FAQ, US, Canada and UK are eligible.
As well as ways to get it without a .edu address if your school does not provide it.
Plus there is a listing of schools as well, which may help.

via - Explore Windows Newsletter
http://www.microsoft...dows/newsletter.aspx

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 07:15:48 AM »
Hmmm - strange conversion rate:

US - $29.99

Canada - $39.99 (English and French price - not clear if this is US$ or CAD) = $42 US (if in CAD)

UK - £79.99 = $132.31 US

Australia - $119 (not clear if US$ or AUS$) If AUS$ then equivalent to $128US

France - 35 Euro = $51.32 US

So which country is the rip off version? You guessed it!

What is particularly gauling (no pun intended, honest) is that the EU is supposed to be a single market so why is the UK version $80 more expensive than the French?

More interesting is the discount price for Microsoft Office 2010 Pro for Students - UK under £50 ($80 for US students) which is a pretty good deal if you need the works.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 07:33:55 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 07:27:34 AM »
Sorry Carol, I didn't know all that.
Prices should not be so different for different countries.
Heck, it's just a dvd to mail.

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 08:22:00 AM »
The British price is strange. The American version stays quite constant during the year, but the british goes down to £29.99 between about September and November and then returns to £79.99 for the rest of the year.
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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 09:36:05 AM »


What is particularly gauling (no pun intended, honest) is that the EU is supposed to be a single market so why is the UK version $80 more expensive than the French?


Just out of curiosity, isn't gauling spelled "galling"? Or is that just in America?  :)

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 09:53:23 AM »
True - but ever heard of Asterix the Gaul ?

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 10:34:45 AM »
 sounds familiar and still happening
ms and apple and the like

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 11:39:43 AM »
True - but ever heard of Asterix the Gaul ?

Have all the Asterix & Obelix books actually. Great stories!  :Thmbsup:

Like your "gauling" variant more too. Captures the concept so much better. Especially for those of us old enough to remember General Charles.  ;D
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 11:42:21 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 12:35:49 PM »
You mean "the one with the big 'ooter"?

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 01:28:33 PM »
You mean "the one with the big 'ooter"?

The original kepi'd crusader

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Re: Windows 7 Pro Academic Discount
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 03:15:17 PM »
Brown noser....as he spent quite some time in North Africa (Marocco, if memory serves me right).