win 7 upgrade...$200 from dell...missed upgrade date

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  1. surfbug

    surfbug Limp Gawd

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    I did order a copy of win 7 from dell last nite, they say I can return it, it was expensive....200 bucks...

    I am a little pissed, I got the xps system on may 14th, and they are giving free upgrades if you purchased after june 26th

    any way to get them to "grandfather" me in to may 14th, when I bought the system?

    allen
     
  2. Ivan_Only

    Ivan_Only Limp Gawd

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    Did you call them?

    Maybe try calling and be super nice on the phone.
     
  3. surfbug

    surfbug Limp Gawd

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    yah, I was super nice to the person I bought the discs from....and she gave me the vista disks -I should have got them with my xps system- but she sent those as well


    so, anyone else have an experience where they "extended" the upgrade date?


    allen
     
  4. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    They have to have a cutoff date. Thats a month and a half out -- if they extend it for you, then they have to exend it for other people... when do they stop moving it back?
     
  5. lathode

    lathode [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's not how "grandfather" works. Grandfathering is letting you keep a promotion that is no longer available. I suggest ordering it from Newegg for ~$100 if you really want it.
     
  6. surfbug

    surfbug Limp Gawd

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    stop being so reasonable, will ya!

    hahahaha yah , I know

    seeing what could be done

    one person would make a 15 day exception

    one person would make a 30 day exception

    yes, the new egg price is attractive

    thanks, will let you know how I make out with this...allen
     
  7. sok0

    sok0 Gawd

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    If you knew someone with a valid college email, you could buy it for 29.99$. Can't beat that for a completely new os.
     
  8. surfbug

    surfbug Limp Gawd

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    is that for the upgrade, or the full win 7 os?

    and, is it premium, pro, or ultimate?
     
  9. ziscwg

    ziscwg Limp Gawd

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    Oh, I like that. My stepson and I will be doing some talking real soon
    Are there any restrictions?
     
  10. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    damn, windows 7 isn't worth $200 over Vista.
     
  11. surfbug

    surfbug Limp Gawd

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    tru
    the more I think about it, the more it is going back...."hello, dell returns?>>>"
     
  12. riot8ap

    riot8ap [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yea you need a student email :D. I haven't found any others so far.