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Vista prices are falling...

Post by Sting3000 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:09 pm

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I'm not surprised. They are still a bit pricey on the Ultimate version: $319.00.

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Post by Darkstar » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:42 pm

It was overpriced to start with IMHO, i did notice that the Ultimate was 179.99 (OEM) on Newegg though.

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Post by Zelig » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:56 pm

I'm surprised, Vista prices were in line with XP prices for the most part, and I wouldn't see why MS would have much motivation for a price drop.

I don't really get why people always use Vista Ultimate to point out how expensive the OS is, businesses are going to be using Enterprise or Business, and most home users are going to be using Home Basic or Premium.

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Post by ibleet » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:27 pm

I'm not surprised one bit considering the "low consumer confidence" level with Vista. The only reason that prices rise and fall is "supply and demand". With Vista, the demand is not as high as the supply and thus, prices drop.

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Post by Zelig » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:54 am

ibleet wrote:I'm not surprised one bit considering the "low consumer confidence" level with Vista. The only reason that prices rise and fall is "supply and demand". With Vista, the demand is not as high as the supply and thus, prices drop.
Regular Supply and demand doesn't really apply to something like Windows, where the marginal cost of production is nearly zero, and where there's no "direct" competition.

Is lowering the price of Vista by $30 really going to do either of the following?
1. Get people who would have stuck with XP otherwise, to upgrade to Vista.
2. Get people using a non-MS OS to switch to Vista.

My gut feeling is that they aren't going to get enough people in either category to offset the drop in revenue from all the copies of Vista they are selling. However, these price drops only apply to retail sales, since most sales of Windows are OEM, that will help mitigate the loss from lowered prices.

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Post by stev » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:13 am

With VISTA out, why not mark down the XP OS as a clearance sale. :P
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Post by ibleet » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:56 pm

stev wrote:With VISTA out, why not mark down the XP OS as a clearance sale. :P
Why mark down XP? With Vista being out, XP is more popular now than it ever was. :finga:

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Re: Vista prices are falling...

Post by Sting3000 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:24 pm

Zelig wrote:I'm surprised, Vista prices were in line with XP prices for the most part, and I wouldn't see why MS would have much motivation for a price drop.

I don't really get why people always use Vista Ultimate to point out how expensive the OS is, businesses are going to be using Enterprise or Business, and most home users are going to be using Home Basic or Premium.
Cause I'm an Ultimate kind of guy. That is where the bar is for me. Yep. Ultimate. That's right. ULTIMATE!

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