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Old 03-22-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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Hello just found this petition thought some people might like to sign up to it. i think it has a good point to it, why or how? can microsoft charge more for the exactly the same piece of software than the US (windows Vista)

but it just made me think, is it even microsoft upping the price or is it the UK just having high taxes etc?

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http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/VistaOvercharge/
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Lol wow, well I signed it!
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if it is microsoft upping the price because they believe us brits will pay more, then that really just sums up microsoft trying to sssqqqqquuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee every penny out, or cent. greedy basta*ds
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Why has everyone not signed this? Lol
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I would sign it but I'm not a British citizen and it said you have to be a British citizen.
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Ah yeah, forgot about that one.. majority of the members are from the US!
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whats so illegal about selling something higher in the UK then in the US
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Not saying it's illegal, just not fair lol
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There is a huge difference in the price that people in the US and the UK are paying for Windows Vista the new Microsoft Operating System. As an example of this, in the UK a full copy of Vista Ultimate would cost you 350, in the US it would cost you 195. The US version of Vista is exactly the same as the UK version. There is no difference. Therefore I can see no reason for there to be such a huge difference in prices between the UK and the US other than Microsofts belief that the UK customers will pay more than their US counterparts. I ask people to sign this petition in the hope that the Prime Minister will bring pressure to bear on Microsoft over their pricing as it is my belief they are simply overcharging the people of the UK and therefore are ripping us off.

maybee its cheaper for copyrights in the US i dunno if it the same order a copy from a US store online like best buy they ship world wide
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Not saying it's illegal, just not fair lol
i know it is but is the government going to do????
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