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# 44000 23-Oct-2009 17:33
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You can goto the NZ website, shop, windows 7, it shows price, buy now, pro has run out of stock, buy ultimate, enter state.. Call up customer support, we do not sell online to NZ....

What the buck???

What are we meant to do.. No deals for NZ on pricing, and cannot buy direct from M$.

Pricespy sells pro for $370 cheapest.

 

Any ways to buy the full version pro online? My dads pretty hacked off lol

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  # 268128 29-Oct-2009 14:21
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Yeah it does suck quite a bit :S
http://www.notebookcity.co.nz/catalog/software/microsoft-windows-software

Try here, win 7 pro 64bit OEM, just bear in mind being OEM they might not sell it to you without purchasing other hardware. If they do ask you to purchase something, just get another stick of ram or something :) if not, bingo :)

Are you a student at all?
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Ultimate has everything that the previous versions have and more.




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  # 268631 30-Oct-2009 17:28
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Krisando: You can goto the NZ website, shop, windows 7, it shows price, buy now, pro has run out of stock, buy ultimate, enter state.. Call up customer support, we do not sell online to NZ....
What are we meant to do.. No deals for NZ on pricing, and cannot buy direct from M$.


The incompetence of MS NZ in failing to exploit the release of W7 on their website is breathtaking.  Companies pay millions for media exposure and MS-NZ just threw most of it away, instead settling for a couple of minor events in only 2 cities.

If I was Bill Gates I would be taking the head of MSNZ into the board room to get fired.

And don't get me started on the pricing.  It is inexcusable to charge us so much more than the US prices, and with less options.

For Kiwis, if we had some sense of consumer organisation we could band together and negotiate with MS for volume pricing.  Instead, most will just bend over for the customary you know what.

 
 
 
 


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  # 268691 30-Oct-2009 22:13
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I'll wait with baited breath for you to organise this great consumer organisation of banded togetherness.




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  # 269733 3-Nov-2009 20:04
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Does NZ even have a Microsoft HQ here? There not doing a very good job.

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  # 270212 5-Nov-2009 08:55
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I just clicked the "shop" link on the MS NZ site and ended up on a UK site. I didn't try to order but I assume that purchases from NZ won't work there either. Why have the link at all if it doesn't work?

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  # 270218 5-Nov-2009 09:04
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KiwiME:
And don't get me started on the pricing.  It is inexcusable to charge us so much more than the US prices, and with less options.

For Kiwis, if we had some sense of consumer organisation we could band together and negotiate with MS for volume pricing.  Instead, most will just bend over for the customary you know what.


It might be better if we just pirated Win7 and sold it cheap at all the markets around the country.
Then MS will give us better pricing as they do in places like China etc. Money mouth

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  # 270281 5-Nov-2009 11:14
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I think NZ regulation is a key issue, I am not sure what the regulation is though.

When I inquired about a Technet Plus subscription a few years back I was told NZ is a work in progress as the rules and regs are a bit tricky for international companies. This was from an Aussie MS Technet contact.

Technet Plus is now avaiable online in NZ so they must have got things sorted but I would say a NZ based online MS store will be a couple of years away yet.




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  # 271204 9-Nov-2009 10:04
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Damn, when we went to the site. 2 different pc's using Firefox. And another using Opera <3.
One of the Firefox pc's went to United Kingdom the other United States. Opera went to a site which said "New Zealand" up the top, American prices and Australian customer support.. Figure that out.

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  # 277284 28-Nov-2009 18:27
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browned: I think NZ regulation is a key issue, I am not sure what the regulation is though.

When I inquired about a Technet Plus subscription a few years back I was told NZ is a work in progress as the rules and regs are a bit tricky for international companies. This was from an Aussie MS Technet contact.

Technet Plus is now available online in NZ so they must have got things sorted but I would say a NZ based online MS store will be a couple of years away yet.


Having worked for many years in accounting & business management in both NZ & Australia,  I believe NZ has considerably less regulation than Australia.

I would think the main reason is our market is so tiny,  after-all even Australia is a small market compared with the rest of the world.  

Just consider that the population of the greater New York area is more than Sydney,  and of course Sydney's population is larger than the total population of NZ.   Simply put,  we not important to any global companies financial operations.

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