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    EES News - IMPORTANT

    Hi guys,

    Sorry to bring you bad news but EES prices are going up by roughly 30% 01.08.13

    If anyone requires a NEW agreement then process it by 25th to make sure you get the cheaper pricing & go for the 3 year agreement. Any renewals haven't got much choice I'm afraid.

    Anniversaries (annual payments against current 3 year agreements) will be unaffected until the agreement expires.

    *Just had a chat with MS who are saying this isnt true. I'm checking it out with other people within MS so I'll come back to you very shortly

    Luke
    Last edited by Millgate; 11th July 2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    Just checked over my agreement and "Expected Evective End Date" is in 2016! Think I just dodged a bullet!

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    Is that info directly from Microsoft, there were the same rumours this time last year and it turned out to be incorrect.

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    Outrageous. I remember discussing it last year and wondering whether MS would have the audacity to suck people in and then hike the costs way up further down the road - I didn't expect it to be so soon!! No effect on us until 2015, but that is a kick in the proverbails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Is that info directly from Microsoft, there were the same rumours this time last year and it turned out to be incorrect.
    It's not from them direct but a very very very good source so I'd be incredibly suprised if it wasnt true.

    I was suprised as I thought MS had an agreement with the Gov so that prices couldn't increase. It's all to "bring pricing in line with the Euro"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    Outrageous. I remember discussing it last year and wondering whether MS would have the audacity to suck people in and then hike the costs way up further down the road - I didn't expect it to be so soon!! No effect on us until 2015, but that is a kick in the proverbails.
    It will still be relatively cheap for what you get, if you want eye watering and ludicrous then get some quotes for the new Adobe annual licensing model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    It's not from them direct but a very very very good source so I'd be incredibly suprised if it wasnt true.

    I was suprised as I thought MS had an agreement with the Gov so that prices couldn't increase. It's all to "bring pricing in line with the Euro"
    What do they mean, "bringing pricing in line with the Euro?" You guys have one of the strongest currencies in the world. Funny how prices will be raised though when currencies slip, but never come back down. Cost of digitally delivered games anyone?

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    screw the Euro is all I have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post

    I was suprised as I thought MS had an agreement with the Gov so that prices couldn't increase. It's all to "bring pricing in line with the Euro"
    That was the exact same reason as last year's to bring it in-line with the Euro so I would be skeptical again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    That was the exact same reason as last year's to bring it in-line with the Euro so I would be skeptical again.
    That's always the reason. Like I said, I'm not 100% but i am 99% sure.

    I can remember it happening last year but I didnt broadcast it as I know it wasn't true

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    The Pound is pretty weak right now against the Euro and the Dollar. This is good for exports but bad for imports and Microsoft being American, it would be considered an import no doubt.


    1.00 = €1.15
    1.00 = $1.50

    In the past it was more like €1.35+ to 1.00 and $2.00+ to 1.00.

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