October 5th, 2009, 03:43 PM #1
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'Free' Windows 7 Upgrade Processing Fees
While many recent personal computer purchases including Windows Vista qualify for free upgrades to Windows 7, Microsoft still allows OEMs, system integrators, and retailers to charge processing fees - up to $17 and perhaps higher - for distributing the upgrade discs to customers.
However, when visiting various computer manufacturers’ websites specifically set up for processing Windows 7 upgrade requests, some consumers will learn for the first time about the possible fees (that are often buried in a FAQ section or under Terms and Conditions):....
Source: Mouse Print»Blog Archive » Hidden Fees Discovered for “Free” Windows 7 UpgradesRobert Richmond | Infinite perceptions. One reality.
October 5th, 2009, 06:55 PM #2
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Yes indeed. The new HP laptop is going to cost $12-$15.
I find it bullshit they cry free only to play the hidden fee game. Quite frankly I purchased the laptop now because of this. I would have been more satisfied if HP had stated that you need to pay 15 bucks and fill out a form they should have all the info for already upfront.
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