I wonder... will we ultimately see the $1 laptops\tablets with contracts, signing up for some years of windows, one drive, office etc.
They are current ranting about uncontrolled wages growth.
No doubt it is a prelude to an all-out attack on wages and conditions.
However, the official Government statistic show that wages growth is at the lowest level ever recorded.
Don't forget "outsourcing to dodge tax" too.
"Exactly. Don't forget "outsourcing to dodge tax" too."
Naturally. As I said, apart from my domicile being the most expensive country in the world, this is also singularly, the highest taxed. Naturally, if the company moves its operation, for whatever reasons, the lower taxes will improve profits.
But it is increasingly boring, on forums, to read barbed criticism of only Microsoft for this practice. Companies, and in particular their shareholders, in order to thrive, wish to see profits. The bigger the profits, the happier the shareholders. The worst case scenario, if a company does not fulfil that obligation, is bankruptcy.
In fact, if you take into consideration the natural devaluation of currency, in particular over the last one or two depressed years, you will find that most Computer products, including those of Microsoft, are quite a bit cheaper today.
But, before the inevitable response, I must quickly point out that I am NOT a Microsoft fanboy. But I am eternally grateful to the man who brought an interest, working occupation, and hobby to my life, starting about 30 years ago!
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Love it! When people are passionate about something they believe it.
Granted the UK did get expensive. But try Norway for example. Switzerland is another high price country.apart from being the most expensive country in the world
In the 60s we used to fly to London for shopping because it was so cheap. I remember buying bathroom hardware at Harrods. And even with a stay at the Churchill hotel, we saved money compared to the prices in Germany. But that has certainly changed.