I'm actually buying it in Spain(or Gibraltar)(moved out a few weeks
ago). I haven't tried their (spanish)sales number yet, but if I manage
to get past the sales rep, and actually get the laptop in my hands,
I'll be happy enough without trying to reclaim the price of WinXP.
Having that said, I might find another use(or another user) for a winXP eula.
Anyone know how Dell accept payment - I don't have a credit card, and
I've yet to get through to any rep that I could understand - even when
I rang the UK number, she could hardly speak english.
On 8/2/05, A.J.Delaney at brighton.ac.uk <A.J.Delaney at brighton.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 00:29 +0100, Nils Olofsson wrote:
> > If i buy a laptop with windows on it, i will be looking for a refund
> > even if its only 20 euro or whatever the cost is.
> I don't know too much about this but I believe that Dell and others have
> to pay a standard price for Windows. The "subsidy" comes in the form of
> co-advertising dollars as in "Dell recommends Windows XP". So if
> someone buys an IBM lappy and someone else a Dell lappy and they both
> get different dollar amounts for the refund it would be time to call in
> the competition authority. But the bottom line is that you should be
> refunded the OEM price for WinXP not the OEM_Price -
> Aidan Delaney
> School of Computing, Mathematics and Information Sciences,
> University of Brighton.
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