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# 43589 21-Oct-2009 16:11
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So tomorrow it finally comes out, there going to be a Midnight launch anywhere in NZ?
Since I've got a new laptop I'm expecting mine to show up in a few days from singapore I believe (wherever gateway/acer freights it from)

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  # 265721 21-Oct-2009 16:32
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My house 12 stat.

Lol, not heard anything.

If they did I wonder if they will give free copies out? :)

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  # 265748 21-Oct-2009 18:43
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LOL not in NZ they didn't even offer us Pre Order discounts.

 
 
 
 


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  # 265749 21-Oct-2009 18:51
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I asked Microsoft PR and there isn't any midnight events. There will be events in Auckland (Queen Elizabeth Square) and Wellington (Civic Squar) from 8am. There will be notebook and OS giveaways in both.






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  # 265755 21-Oct-2009 19:08
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I remember back in 1995 I think Whitcoulls in downtown Auckland opened at midnight for the Windows 95 Launch and the first person who brought it got to speak to Bill Gates on the phone.

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  # 265776 21-Oct-2009 20:00
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Christchurch too, I think Dick Smith opened at midnight. Even The Warehouse was selling it.

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  # 265779 21-Oct-2009 20:15
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Haha I remember being there at Whitcoulls in Auckland lining up for a copy:) Such hype and excitement! Not much of both this time though as it appears.

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  # 266001 22-Oct-2009 11:20
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freitasm: I asked Microsoft PR and there isn't any midnight events. There will be events in Auckland (Queen Elizabeth Square) and Wellington (Civic Squar) from 8am. There will be notebook and OS giveaways in both.



damn it!!!, i wish I'd seen this about 3 hours earlier :( i would've been there i want a free notebook or OS giveaway :(




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  # 266016 22-Oct-2009 11:45
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we were going to do a midnight launch, just so we could be the first. But our microsoft account manager asked us "nicely" not to.. grr..
So we opened at 8, had 2 people waiting, had the local paper down here taking photos..
At present we have ZM outside, broadcasting from our shop, sausage sizzle etc, and we are giving away a laptop at 2pm.

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  # 266049 22-Oct-2009 12:36
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What a joke really  see NZ retail offers here wow what a blank page. The one link to Noel Leeming is just a static web page and no onlne store.  I was hoping to see Windows 7 special offers on pricing like a family pack for example, purchase online etc.  Plus a like to the UK shop and prices in pounds WTF

All the hype and nothing!!!!

I feel Microsoft and retailers have missed the ball here.




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  # 266056 22-Oct-2009 12:49
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Went to PB Tech this morning. Not a copy of W7 insite.. Just some posters..




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  # 266078 22-Oct-2009 13:20
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The link to Noel leeming has now been fixed.  $599 for Win 7 U thats a joke$389 for HP far to much. 

Come on Microsoft where is the family deal?

This is really driving people to get anew PC has its half the cost and some lappys are only $800 retail.




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  # 266089 22-Oct-2009 13:47
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I've decided not to upgrade for the moment. Cost is way too high, especially if you have multiple computers.

I'll use my RC version until March and decide then what to do.

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  # 266094 22-Oct-2009 14:03
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Having just moved to Aussie, I am experiencing better deals (when you purchase with Aussie money of course).

Home Premium is AU$199 at Harvey Norman and I am sure you can haggle the price down even more.

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  # 266128 22-Oct-2009 15:47
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freitasm: I asked Microsoft PR and there isn't any midnight events. There will be events in Auckland (Queen Elizabeth Square) and Wellington (Civic Squar) from 8am. There will be notebook and OS giveaways in both.


OS Giveaways? I was at the Auckland event (Made a special trip, Left home at 5:30am *yawn* I don't work in the city). I didn't see any copies of the OS given away. Was I on the 'wrong side' of the square I wonder?

Actually a little disappointing. Was there anything in the way of product actually on the shelves today?

Can't say it was a total flop though I guess, as I did come away with an umbrella (that broke as soon as it was opened for the big photo shoot) and a Windows 7 cap. Oh and a pen.

Oh well, maybe next time!




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