Windows 7 Pre-Sales Strong
Online shoppers are rushing to take advantage of Microsoft’s 50% discount program.
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system became available for pre-order for the first time Friday as several online retailers touted the software at deep discounts. Early sales appeared robust.
In keeping with a Microsoft promotional campaign, retailersÃ¢â‚¬â€including Amazon and Best BuyÃ¢â‚¬â€were offering Windows 7 at discounts of more than 50%.
Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, for instance, is selling on Amazon.com for $49, or more than half off its suggested retail price of $119. Windows 7 Professional is going for $99, down from $199. Amazon is also offering Super Saver Shipping on Windows 7, which will be available on Oct. 22. Best Buy is offering free shipping.
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