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Solved Windows 8 price.


JayJayC

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Wasnt sure where to post this so i just put it here. When i go to windows website it says i can buy windows 8 for 120 usd but when i download windows upgrade assistant it wants to charge 120 euro which is nearly 160 usd, does anybody know what this is about?
Thanks in advance
JayJay
 

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Der Snoober

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Hi JayJayC and welcome to Eightforums,

From your post I understand that you live in Europe. Well, as with almost every product that is being sold in Europe as well as in the USA the prices in Europe are far far far higher (>25% to be exact). In almost all cases the only thing you have to do is to change the $ sign for a € sign and you have the price in Europe. Which is, due to the currency change ratio's, approximately 25% higher.

Don't ask me why this is the way it is. I guess it has something to do with on of these options ==>
A) The USA manufacturers like to screw Europe
B) USA export taxes
C) Europe import taxes
D) Nelie Kroes (member of the EU parliament)


Since you live in Europe it is not possible to buy the product 'like you were in the USA'. So just get used to being screwed....

Like SunTzu said ==> "If you can't beat them, join them".


Greetz,

Rover


ps. Why didn't you buy an upgrade copy in the period october 2012-january 2013? It was only $30 of €30 (= $40) then. That's how I got my copy :).
 

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JayJayC

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Yeah i didnt know about the $30 offer in that period, this is actually the first time i have looked at getting windows 8 :(
And also i would understand the extra cost in europe if i was buying the disc version of windows 8 because of the import taxes but the fact that i am downloading the software straight from microsoft i dont feel like their should be extra for tax on it, but i live in ireland so i suppose i should be use to being screwed by now :p Just wondering is it actually worth paying that to go from windows 7 ultimate to windows 8?
 

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Der Snoober

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Too bad you didn't know about the €30 offer.

The question weather or not it is worth paying to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro is a tricky one. I myself love Windows 8. For no money in the world I would go back to Windows 7. Win 8 is just so intuitive and fast.

But to pay €120 for an upgrade.... I guess it all comes down to the question ==> when are you planning to buy a new computer?

If you are planning to buy a new pc within the next year I wouldn't upgrade now because you will buy Windows 8 with your new pc. If however your pc is still very good and you expect to use is for another 2 or 3 years, then yes. In that case I think it would be worthwhile to upgrade to Windows 8.

I hope this is helpfull.

Goodluck with it.

Greetz,

Rover
 

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    AMD HD 7750
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    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
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JayJayC

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Yeah i think it will be using it for another while so what the heck i might aswell go for windows 8, thanks for replying again :)
 

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Der Snoober

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You're welcome and have fun using Windows 8. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here on Eightforums!
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
    Keyboard
    DasKeyboard (blue switches)
    Mouse
    Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
    * Surface Pro 2 128 GB
    * Windows Phone HTC 8X