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[Tuesday 30th January 2007 at 11:27 am]
Thomas

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Estimated Windows Vista prices, according to BBC News:

In the US: USD$100 (GBP£52) for an upgrade to Basic, and $250 (£127) for an upgrade to Ultimate.

In the UK: £100 ($196) for an upgrade to Basic, and £250 ($490) for an upgrade to Ultimate.

Right, if I ever get Vista I'll import it from America. The pound is worth nealy two dollars, not one. And Microsoft can't blame international shipping for this - the UK has no shortage of CD and DVD stamping facilities.
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[User Picture]From: jecook
Tuesday 30th January 2007 at 4:26 pm (UTC)
Personally, I plan on waiting until the first service pack before thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: olego
Tuesday 30th January 2007 at 5:18 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm waiting until WinXP SP3, because Vista frightens me.
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
Tuesday 30th January 2007 at 8:59 pm (UTC)
It’s always like that.

I’m not buying Adobe products for this particular reason (and that I don’t have the moneys).

And they can’t blame it on taxes either, they aren’t that much higher here.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Tuesday 30th January 2007 at 11:05 pm (UTC)
Good point, forgot about VAT. Let's assume worst-case that US pay nothing in tax and we get charged full VAT (17.5%)... that brings prices to about GBP£61 and £150 (give or take). That's still significantly cheaper than US.
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