1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:god bless uncle bill
unfortunately i am too poor to have vista
A press release dropped into the PCW inbox this morning talking about
Microsoft's plans to cut the price of retail copies of Windows Vista.
Unfortunately there were no details on how this might affect UK
According to our US correspondent the price of the full version of
Vista Ultimate in the US will drop from $399 (Â£201) to $319, and the
upgrade version from $259 to $219. He surmises that cuts of 20-40% in
other markets are possible.
http://Mail.pcw.co.uk/cgi-bin1/DM/y/eBS ... y10Ess10AF
Whatever the details, more significant is that Microsoft has finally
all but admitted that it got Vista's pricing policy wrong, something
that users in the UK could have told it from day one. According to the
Microsoft statement today, price promotions around the world had shown
that reducing the price had increased sales. Judging by today's news,
these extra sales must have more than made up for the lost unit
revenue. Welcome to the wonderful world of retail, Microsoft!
Confirmation just in has scotched our hopes that it would put paid to
the current ludicrous Â£1=$1 pricing of Vista in the UK. In a
statement, Microsoft UK said: "While our retail partners ultimately
set the prices in the market, we anticipate that the new pricing of
Windows Vista SP1 in the UK will be largely comparable to those people
are seeing today."
Thanks a bunch, Microsoft.
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