Daily Deals: Windows 8 Pro, 512GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, and More

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Trouble4u

If you consider all the other companies charging 70.00 for a DVD version of Windows 8 without giving anything else to you, I wouldn't bash Amazon for trying to give a little back if the DVD is what you really want... I have a lot of friends that still ask me to make DVD's for them of their software or CD's of their music. You would not believe the amount of people that do not know how to burn a DVD/CD and you can probably rest assured that they as well do not know how to use the Windows USB-DVD tool.

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Granite

Is the normal price for an upgrade version of Win8 Pro really $200.00?

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ZX9RDan89

The upgrade version is around this price. the FULL version which is (I believe) on sale here will be $200.

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Granite

This is the product description from Amazon:

"If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (Professional)."

Sounds to me it's talking about an upgrade version...not a full version. The Amazon add also states the list price is $199.99 and that you save $130.00.

On the other hand, Amazon sells "Windows 8 Professional System Builder DVD 64-Bit", which is the full version and does not require any Windows version to already be installed. It's going for $139.99 with a list price of $195.71.

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-System-Builder-64-Bit/dp/B0094NXBZ0/ref=sr_1_2?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1350579644&sr=1-2&keywords=windows+8+pro

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TommM

Uh - that Windows 8 Pro through Amazon is no deal. MS is selling it for that price anyway:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage.Windows_8_Pro?siteID=SRi0yYDlqd0-IyCYeK1WpVdBiFItNwxcvQ

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livebriand

Amazon's selling it with the DVD though; Microsoft is just selling a download for $40 (or DVD for $70). (it's easy enough to burn your own discs though)

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TommM

True, but a blank DVD costs what - less than a nickle? Not worth the extra $30 in my mind. Basically with this Amazon deal you're paying for the software and also paying for the "free" $30 gift card.

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nyjets011269

This seems like a good deal if you want the DVD. Anyone can find something to buy on Amazon. 30.00 will get you something you need. Net cost is 40.00

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TommM

LOL...

NO. The net cost is $70. You can already buy the software from MS for $40 and burn it to a two-cent DVD. What you're paying an extra $30 for is for a $30 gift card.

If you just want the OS, then you should buy the OS for $40. If you want to spend $30 at Amazon, then go spend $30 at Amazon. But don't tie the two together for the exact same price and call it "a deal" because it's not.

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