The Windows XP end-of-support date is less than three weeks away, Microsoft has yet another deal trying to woo users off the ancient 12-year-old operating system. The company is offering $100 off new Windows 8 PCs in its Microsoft Stores to anyone who can present their existing Windows XP device to a store associate. There are a few catches though.
First of all, the deal is limited to select PCs, a list which is only available in-store. Furthermore, all the computers must cost at least $599. Microsoft provided us with a seperate link for the deal, but the page wouldn't load completely in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. Even in Chrome, however, while the 24 computers offered did load, none of the Microsoft Store pages indicated that an XP machine was detected, and thus there was no indication of an additional $100 discount when attempting to buy online.
Valid March 20, 2014 until June 15, 2014, or while supplies last. Available in select Microsoft retail and online stores in US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Offer applies to customers who make online purchase(s) with a qualifying Windows XP device, or customer who present a qualifying Windows XP device during purchase(s) in-store only. Offer valid on select PC or Surface devices priced $599 or more. Excludes Surface 2 and some PCs.
Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 per device.
Maybe if you wait long enough, Microsoft pay you to take a Windows 8 machine just to move you off of the XP dead center :-D LOL
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