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    News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Microsoft's Windows 7 pre-order promotion is underway and UK retailers are warning that price hikes are just weeks away.
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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Lightning fast news

    Someone only just get up?
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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Lightning fast news

    Someone only just get up?
    I think everyone has already pre ordered it and wiped out stock

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    They keep restocking every hour to stop a few people buying all the copies.

    Can't decide whether to buy.... I do like the RC though.....

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Is anyone else concerned that this massive demand will result in these preorders not being honoured by some companies? (I'm looking at you Amazon).

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Is anyone else concerned that this massive demand will result in these preorders not being honoured by some companies? (I'm looking at you Amazon).
    I doubt it, Microsoft as with all their previous OS's will have mass produced so much there will be boxes of the things left un-opened for months and to go on the shelves Also there will be those that bought a digital version from the MS store I would imagine.

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a View Post
    I doubt it, Microsoft as with all their previous OS's will have mass produced so much there will be boxes of the things left un-opened for months and to go on the shelves Also there will be those that bought a digital version from the MS store I would imagine.
    I hope you are right, but I get concerned about the caveat on Amazon's site stating "Offer is subject to promotional stock availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by Amazon.co.uk". I ordered a Wii on the first morning they went on pre-order with Amazon and that wasn't fulfilled, although I appreciate it's a lot easier to produce software than hardware. I guess it comes down to how much stock MS allocates Amazon.

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    I hope you are right, but I get concerned about the caveat on Amazon's site stating "Offer is subject to promotional stock availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by Amazon.co.uk". I ordered a Wii on the first morning they went on pre-order with Amazon and that wasn't fulfilled, although I appreciate it's a lot easier to produce software than hardware. I guess it comes down to how much stock MS allocates Amazon.

    We would hope that all the companies will have agreed set amounts with microsoft in advance of the offer starting so any pre-orders made should be honoured.

    I have my order with amazon placed it at 7 this morning,


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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Hoping on that, too. Placed an order for 2x Home Premium, and 1x Pro. Can't wait, want to settle down to a final build, although the RC is behaving extraordinarily well for me on an Asus P5KPL-CM based PC, and an Intel 965 chipset-based Philips Freevents laptop.
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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    I ordered at 00:45 with Play.com - I'm hoping that if there are any issues with supply that it'll at least go to those that ordered first

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    At this time, Amazon.co.uk have sold completely out, although Play.com do seem to have some left.

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    At this time, Amazon.co.uk have sold completely out, although Play.com do seem to have some left.
    ive just checked and the preorder button is back once again.
    I ordered alot later that most people so i hope i do still get on the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    I hope you are right, but I get concerned about the caveat on Amazon's site stating "Offer is subject to promotional stock availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by Amazon.co.uk". I ordered a Wii on the first morning they went on pre-order with Amazon and that wasn't fulfilled, although I appreciate it's a lot easier to produce software than hardware. I guess it comes down to how much stock MS allocates Amazon.
    I expect that is there just to cover Amazon's own back, however given what's at stake, I'm very certain that MS will be able to fulfil all stocks to retailers to get as many "sold" on release so MS can wave their own banner.

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    either I'm getting confused right now, or Play have just put their price up to £79.99 for HP in the last hour or so.

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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    ordered at 10:30 this morning.
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    Re: News - The clock starts ticking on Windows 7 pre-order promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRW View Post
    either I'm getting confused right now, or Play have just put their price up to £79.99 for HP in the last hour or so.
    I seen that too! Surely that is wrong?

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