How Low Will Vista Prices Go?

How Low Will Vista Prices Go?

Microsoft announced it was lowering Windows Vista prices last Thursday. While the price cuts aren't scheduled to go into effect until the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft had said that many retailers would be offering promotions that would drop Vista to its new lower prices.

But the ad at OfficeMax took things a step further. In this week's circular, the office products chain is selling Windows Vista Home Premium for $99. That's $30 less than Microsoft's just-lowered price and the same as the suggested price for Windows Vista Home Basic--though perhaps just a hair more than the clearance prices a couple weeks back at closing CompUSA stores.

The question now is just how low will Vista go.

If you look at Amazon.com, the price is even cheaper, at $94.99 - and no sales tax.

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If MS efforts to refine Vista increase as the installed base grows than price cuts might be just what the OS needs to broaden adaptation.

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recoveringknowitall:

If MS efforts to refine Vista increase as the installed base grows than price cuts might be just what the OS needs to broaden adaptation.

i agree .

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Could they be lowering it like they did ME trying to get people to buy it when they had plans on the next OS being out before everyone converted. Last ditch effort to get sales.

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M0R0NI:
Could they be lowering it like they did ME trying to get people to buy it when they had plans on the next OS being out before everyone converted. Last ditch effort to get sales.

NO -- do you really think that they would sink millions of dollars into Vista and its improvement only to say "meh oh well....lets go ahead and start programming for the next OS" As (un)fortunate as it is.....we are stuck with vista for the next few years I'd say

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