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Windows 8 Pricing Goes back to normal


DavidY

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Gosh - that's a big increase.

I'm glad I grabbed the licences at the bargain price and did my upgrading over the holiday.
 

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Lee

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Windows UPgrade and Pro Upgrade Prices Out

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $119 starting February 1st, Pro upgrade will cost $199

Don't shoot the messenger . . . :thumbsup:
 

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znod

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Good grief. Glad I purchased Win8 Pro 64-bit and 32-bit upgrades even though not currently using them--and have XP and Vista lying around unused. Otherwise, I would be a big fan of Win8 system builder software(s)/personal use license under the new prices unless their prices are increased (too much). Indeed, who wouldn't buy the system builder software(s) after 1/31--and use the personal use license--unless their prices are increased too much. System builder software can be used by anyone buying it on one owned machine/installation at a time, and it is transferable (64-bit Win8 Pro available, for example, at Newegg for $139.99--ignore what Newegg says about who can use it).
 

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That's a US price, in Australia it'll be more like $399, which will include the Australia Tax that US companies apply to all their software.
 

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Yes, it's a U.S. price. What will the upgrade prices be in Oz after 1/31?
 

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orlandotek

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I bought 2 upgrade licensse for $40/per and 3 upgrade licenses for $15/per. This should hold me....
 

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As those are US prices, here in the UK they will be £119 and £199 if past pricing is anything to go by.
as sales have been slow to say the least I have to agree that sales will flat line or disappear to nothing.

If they want people to upgrade to win8 they should keep the prices as they are now, glad I upgraded all 5 of my pc's and 3 laptops.

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znod

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Yep MS has been bragging about how many licenses have been sold. They'll be selling quite few less. And Win8 doesn't seem to be doing anything for, maybe even hurting, general PC sales.
 

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Doesn't anyone think that part of the reason for slow new computer sales is the economy, tablet and smart phone use and that there haven't been any major hardware improvements for a while now?
 

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Economy is better this year than last, but computer sales are worse this year than last.
 

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As those are US prices, here in the UK they will be £119 and £199 if past pricing is anything to go by.
as sales have been slow to say the least I have to agree that sales will flat line or disappear to nothing.
£199 equates to around $290 Australian. Even though our dollar is equivalent to about US$0.94, we'll still most likely be paying around $399 for the US$199 version. If it was an Adobe product, we'd probably be paying $599.
 

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No to mention the free Media Center pack!

Add features - Microsoft Windows
For a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free **

** Windows 8 Media Center Pack is available at no charge for a limited time only through this promotional page on Windows.com. If you obtain Windows 8 Media Center Pack through any other location fees might apply. Offer valid from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to one product key per email address.
It always used to be free, and too bad if you have more than one device at home with Windows 8 (unless of course you create multiple email addresses).
 

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No to mention the free Media Center pack!

Add features - Microsoft Windows
For a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free **

** Windows 8 Media Center Pack is available at no charge for a limited time only through this promotional page on Windows.com. If you obtain Windows 8 Media Center Pack through any other location fees might apply. Offer valid from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to one product key per email address.
It always used to be free, and too bad if you have more than one device at home with Windows 8 (unless of course you create multiple email addresses).
I signed up with 5 different email addresses and used three of them for my three Windows 8 PCs.
 

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Wenda

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As those are US prices, here in the UK they will be £119 and £199 if past pricing is anything to go by.
as sales have been slow to say the least I have to agree that sales will flat line or disappear to nothing.
£199 equates to around $290 Australian. Even though our dollar is equivalent to about US$0.94, we'll still most likely be paying around $399 for the US$199 version. If it was an Adobe product, we'd probably be paying $599.
Ray, you are spot-on, mate. I bought mine on New Years Eve, at my local Harvey Norman, for $69.95.
But underneath the price sticker, I found THIS.... Gee, I'm glad I decided to buy at $69.95.
 

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Why would you pay $69.99 for it when you can get it for $39.99 online direct from MS?
 

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Why would you pay $69.99 for it when you can get it for $39.99 online direct from MS?
Prices are different in Australia. The Australian dollar is worth less (I know, hard to believe) and there is import taxes and other taxes.
 

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