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[OT] PC Bundling at Best Buy

If the extra $300 is for the basic OS, then he's being ripped off.

On the other hand, if he's also buying additional software, like
Quickbooks for example, the extra cost might make sense.
Quickbooks Premier 2009 runs about $350.

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
> A friend of mine who owns a small diner in South Boston went to Best Buy to
> check on notebook prices, and they told him that he would have to buy not
> only the notebook, but pay an additional $300 for the software. Since he is
> not computer literate, I want to see what is happening with bundling Windows
> with PCs these days. I'm seeing notebooks currently in the $300-$400 range
> with either Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista Home Edition, and a few
> with Linux. I'm wondering if the extra $300 might be for Windows Vista
> Ultimate and/or Microsoft Office.
> He really does not have a lot of money to spend because he spent a lot of
> money renovating his restaurant on the Cape, and the one on Southie was
> closed for a few months this summer because of a broken A/C.
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