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[OT] PC Bundling at Best Buy

I haven't a clue what they tried to sell him, but I doubt it was=20
Quickbooks. Possibly Office and security software. A couple of other=20
people mentioned the same thing to me. What they told him was something=20
like Gates lost the lawsuit and cannot bundle software any more.=20
Apparently, Circuit City is doing this too. I don't generally go into BB =

or CC.

On 12/08/2008 12:51 PM, John Abreau wrote:
> 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:
>  =20
>> A friend of mine who owns a small diner in South Boston went to Best B=
uy to
>> check on notebook prices, and they told him that he would have to buy =
>> 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 W=
>> with PCs these days. I'm seeing notebooks currently in the $300-$400 r=
>> 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=
>> money renovating his restaurant on the Cape, and the one on Southie wa=
>> closed for a few months this summer because of a broken A/C.
>>    =20
>  =20

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