Micro Center offering Windows 7 coupons for $39 and $89

We've just received a note from Neowin reader kilobyte1024 that let us know electronics retailer Micro Center is offering Windows 7 pre-orders for $10 less than the pre-order standard prices.

There is a catch though, you have to go visit one of their 21 US locations to obtain a coupon between today and Sunday. However, once you've obtained the coupon you can then return between October 22 and November 4, after Windows 7 will hit general availability, and purchase your copy of Windows 7 for the reduced price. Meaning you don't have to actually "pre-order" right now, just obtain the coupon and purchase later.

Sounds like a great deal, if you can get into one of their stores this weekend.

As we reported earlier today, Microsoft is now selling pre-orders of Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional at a discount price of $49.99 and $99.99 respectively starting June 26 and going through July 11, while supplies last. Results of the first day of the pre-sale have been very positive for Microsoft and as of 1:30 PM ET, Windows 7 Home Premium, selling for $49.99 has claimed the number one spot of Amazon's software bestseller list, while the Professional edition, selling for $99.99 has claimed the number two spot.

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I went and picked up a "coupon" (it's actually a receipt they print out with a code), but decided to order it on New Egg as insurance in case I lose the receipt or forget to go and pick it up on the release date. Plus with no taxes or shipping on my new egg order I figure after taxes at Micro Center it will probably only be a 2 - 3 dollar savings. I guess I was more curious to see how they were doing the coupon. I thought that I might have to put money down as well to guarantee a copy, but it looks like it's just first come first serve. But I agree that Micro Center is a cool store and you can get some really good deals on their non boxed OEM hardware, the place also get jam packed on weekends and especially during Christmas time; the checkout line can reach halfway across the store.

Lucky moi; I have two near me (and a need to pick up at least three coupons, all for Home Premium). UNfortunately, while there are coupons for Pro, Ultimate has no pre-order deal. (Shucks and other comments.)

I went my Micro Center and picked up a coupon for the Home Premium version yesterday. Talk about a great deal!

That's a pretty good price. But several of my employees get a cheaper price, $20 for Windows at the university they go to. I just had one of them buy me Windows Vista Ulitamte when it came out. I plan to do the same thing for Windows 7.

1) How? Cheaper prices mean that some of the most fruggle of pirates might dust off their wallet and buy it.
2) Maybe a store in the EU will run this, this discount under the promo pre-order price isn't a MS thing.
3) Better ask the EU and Opera, they are the ones who got you to this point.

Why is it in Europe users don't get such discounts? I really could not care about the antitrust case and want a full version of Windows 7 with IE on board (Windows 7 Ultimate) and not a second rate copy (Windows 7 Ultimate E) at the same price as the USA!!!! Microsoft should offer both options as before for Windows Vista / XP.

1) This is certainly going to encourage greater piracy of the USA version.
2) This is both price and product discrimination - you don't buy a care without an engine!
3) How are users going to get the Internet without at least one web browser on board - out of the box you cannot get the Internet which is crackers!!

Hawk

NightHawk2050 said,
3) How are users going to get the Internet without at least one web browser on board - out of the box you cannot get the Internet which is crackers!!

I'm willing to bet that while 7-E won't include a browser, if you run WU right after installation, they'll offer IE8 right up. It really isn't worth crying over.

NightHawk2050 said,
Why is it in Europe users don't get such discounts?

We already get a discount much bigger than those pitiful $10 by getting the *full* version for the upgrade price!

I've never actually heard of this store before, but there was one right next to my work, got my coupon!

zeke009 said,
1 coupon per household and it gets entered in to their system.

Don't lose your coupon!

You can fake your household (if given in hand) and/or make it a PO box.

plural said,

You can fake your household (if given in hand) and/or make it a PO box.

Too much work to fake a household for $10, less after tax.

Marshalus said,
There is actually one of these down the street from me, good thing I'd not ordered yet.


There isn't one anywhere near me...grab me one too!

Marshalus said,
There is actually one of these down the street from me, good thing I'd not ordered yet.


Never heard of or seen those stores.

One of the locations is near me too. I may go in and pick one up if I can go this weekend. I haven't ordered yet because I'm waiting to see I can get it through my Mom's work, my employer, or my former college.

I love Micro Center, it's like newegg but retail. There's one a few miles away from me, great place to go pick up parts that can't wait for shipping.

wish I could take advantage of this, but I was an idiot and installed vista ultimate on all my PCs. what a jip

Marshalus said,
There is actually one of these down the street from me, good thing I'd not ordered yet.


Can you pick me up 4 home premiums?

Marshalus said,
There is actually one of these down the street from me, good thing I'd not ordered yet.


There isn't very many Micro Center stores around...I just wished I knew about this before I left work Friday. I worked across the street from a Micro Center. Almost within walking distance.