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  Reply # 1590906 13-Jul-2016 11:44
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blakamin:

 

1101:

 

 He wants Win10, but doesnt want to pay the ACTUAL price for it .

 

 

 

 

I love all these people that get on their moral high-horse and think paying full price for everything somehow makes them superior.

 

I bought a 4K tv a month or so ago... I certainly didn't pay RRP.

 

I wouldn't for a new car, or pay TV, or anything else if I can get a good deal.

 

Sometimes you CAN get a good deal from MS. I'm running win10 on one of my machines because I bought 8 for $40 at release.

 

 

 

 

I made no mention of morals. You are projecting your own prejudices

Buying Win8 at discount rate 3 or so years ago is TOTALLY irrelevant now.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/03/technology/windows-8-upgrade/

 

if you buy a new 4k TV from the back of a van in a carpark.... thats essentially what some of these overseas sites and some trademe sellers are offering


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  Reply # 1590949 13-Jul-2016 13:08
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andrew027: I'm a bit confused by the OP and apologise if I've misinterpreted something, but: 
  

 

He wants Win10, but doesnt want to pay the ACTUAL price for it .

 

I want a new car, but I dont want to pay more than $2k smile 

 

I get that. My point was that Microsoft have been giving it away free for a year, and only two weeks after that offer expries someone is trying to find a cheap copy. Free < Cheap.


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  Reply # 1590970 13-Jul-2016 13:40
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Two weeks after? The offer expires on July 29, does it not? Still two weeks to go.





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  Reply # 1591037 13-Jul-2016 15:16
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Stu: Two weeks after? The offer expires on July 29, does it not? Still two weeks to go. 

 

Whoops - you're right. I somehow made a mental timeshift from July to June in my head. So I go back to my first post - given that's it's still free, why would someone be looking for a cheap one (unless they're running Vista or XP)?


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  Reply # 1591046 13-Jul-2016 15:30
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1101:

 

blakamin:

 

1101:

 

 He wants Win10, but doesnt want to pay the ACTUAL price for it .

 

 

 

 

I love all these people that get on their moral high-horse and think paying full price for everything somehow makes them superior.

 

I bought a 4K tv a month or so ago... I certainly didn't pay RRP.

 

I wouldn't for a new car, or pay TV, or anything else if I can get a good deal.

 

Sometimes you CAN get a good deal from MS. I'm running win10 on one of my machines because I bought 8 for $40 at release.

 

 

 

 

I made no mention of morals. You are projecting your own prejudices

Buying Win8 at discount rate 3 or so years ago is TOTALLY irrelevant now.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/03/technology/windows-8-upgrade/

 

if you buy a new 4k TV from the back of a van in a carpark.... thats essentially what some of these overseas sites and some trademe sellers are offering

 

 

I apologise to you personally, but your post comes off as a TOTALLY "I'm superior" post.  What else did it bring to the discussion? A lot like the ones in the "Sky deals" thread. 

 

"Doesn't want to pay ACTUAL price" were your words... All that was missing were the rolling eyeballs at the end. Why else would "ACTUAL" be in caps?

 

 

 

Like your $2000 new car, that is also TOTALLY irrelevant. Except it sounds like a sarcastic "I'd like a bargain too, but I'm obviously not going to get one!"

 

I was using my purchase of win8 as an example of the fact that sometimes MS discount things. 

 

 

 

Why shouldn't people get a bargain? Why should people pay full price if they don't have to? 

 

The old saying goes something like "A millionaire wouldn't be a millionaire if he paid full price", but these days, you'd have make it billionaire.

 

 

 

If it makes you feel happy splashing your cash on things at RRP, go right ahead. I'm sure nobody will stop you. :D

 

 

 

And BTW, I bought my TV at HN, for $1000 less than Sony RRP. And $400 less than the price HN had it displayed for :D Actually made ME feel quite happy.




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  Reply # 1593224 15-Jul-2016 15:49
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my point is surely that price isnt set, if it is, we are as doomed as having to pay full price for very unreliable hardware like the macbook pros i own (soon to be flogged to failing fans, failing power points, knobs falling off, watermarks behind the screens).

 

so Im trying to get these machines moved over to windows 10.

 

some machines will be built as desktops so no they dont come with windows 10 hence why im asking the cheapest OEM price of it, which I have managed to get variances in prices before for xp and win 7.

 

i have one asus with its oem key, the problem and its way to technical to get to in here and has tried to be resolved by asus tech and failed, is the old HDD died so i put an SSD in it, wont work, big red letters on blue screen, i forget. but basically the asus techs said the ssd hardware wont work with the mobo and then mentioned something being locked to the bios. this was a couple years back so cant be bothered going over it again. but does the upgrade need to be on a machine that is running or will they give you a new key if you give them a genuine win 7 key then run the windows 10 iso?




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  Reply # 1593243 15-Jul-2016 17:07
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i just tried the upgrade link, it said my cpu was not supported (u7300) and i had to register first. darn.


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