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[CW] Microsoft Raises UK Prices By A Third.

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http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/applications/3355505/microsoft-raises-uk-prices-by-a-third-cant-rule-out-future-hikes/
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Microsoft has revealed that it will increase volume licencing prices in the UK by an average of 29 percent to adjust for the ‘sustained currency differences between European countries’.

UK businesses have until 1 July to place their orders under the current prices before the changes take effect.
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Microsoft claims that because of sustained differences between the British pound and the euro, price spikes are necessary to maintain consistency across the region.

However, Microsoft confirmed to Computerworld UK that it could not rule out future increases,

On the plus side, the UK has Judi Dench.
The great equalizer.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 5/3/12 at 9:31am
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kinda hopes this effects xbox related things as my dad buys too much crap :/
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Whoa.

That's a big jump.

Can't wait to see the consumer backlash for this. tongue.gif
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because microsoft is really struggling they need to raise prices rolleyes.gif
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This only applies to business / commercial licences, not consumer ones:
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According to a Microsoft spokesperson the changes will not apply to Windows, Office, or other products sold to consumers through retailers or on pre-installed PCs. Academic on-premise pricing will continue to be heavily discounted, and the public sector will remain unaffected.

Although that is going to hit small business hard. Again.

MS seem to be having a hard time in Europe, especially as they can't sell Windows and Xbox in Germany at the moment...



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Edited by GingerJohn - 5/3/12 at 10:20am
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Guys, Please do not jump on the bandwagon of ''I will get my stuff Illegally then'' I have removed a post pertaining to this. Discussion is fine, lets please keep it strictly legal.

Thanks smile.gif
post #8 of 22
Or Microsoft could lower the cost in rest of Europe by near a third, but nope.
post #9 of 22
Not cool, however, the £ IS a lot weaker than it used to be and seems to be staying that way for the foreseeable future.

Funny thing is, even with the currently weaker £ stuff on UK is still costing more than it does in, for example, in Germany as far as I have been able to see from online stores (I'm myself in Estonia). If you compare, for example, Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk.
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Uk prices for technology is incredulous compared to the USA, so is petrol...
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