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    Microsoft raises prices on Surface laptops by up to 15%

    Microsoft's own-brand laptops are the latest tech products to face price rises in the UK.
    The firm has added between £150 and £400 to the cost of Surface Books sold via its website.
    The company had already increased the cost of its business software and cloud services in the country in recent months.

    62 Comments

    Original Poster

    bbc.co.uk/new…346

    Does it really need explaining why?

    Also Tesco has apparently increased the price of Halloumi

    Buy a cheaper alternative then, simples.

    Original Poster



    All manufacturers are raising prices. That's the point. Do you get that?
    shauneco

    Buy a cheaper alternative then, simples.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need explaining why?Also Tesco has apparently increased the price of Halloumi



    Tescos halloumi is from Cyprus.

    People who want to buy a surface will care about the prices. In fact anyone wanting to buy a laptop, phone or tablet will notice price fluctuations,...and by fluctuations I mean increases.

    http://memeshappen.com/media/created/Make-me-sad-ray-Real-sad-meme-43785.jpg

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    All manufacturers are raising prices. That's the point. Do you get … All manufacturers are raising prices. That's the point. Do you get that?Tescos halloumi is from Cyprus.People who want to buy a surface will care about the prices. In fact anyone wanting to buy a laptop, phone or tablet will notice price fluctuations,...and by fluctuations I mean increases.


    Stop buying stuff and they'll have to decrease prices. Consumer power. It will be short term anyway, Once the storm settles. You're like the grim reaper of Brexit. Get off your high horse and let me buy you that one way ticket ;).

    Ah well, you'll just have to go outside and play rugby instead

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    moneysavingkitten

    Ah well, you'll just have to go outside and play rugby instead



    It's so funny that you don't seem to like me. X)


    shauneco

    Stop buying stuff and they'll have to decrease prices. Consumer power. It … Stop buying stuff and they'll have to decrease prices. Consumer power. It will be short term anyway, Once the storm settles. You're like the grim reaper of Brexit. Get off your high horse and let me buy you that one way ticket ;).



    Demand likely won't be affected because the whole market has increased in price.

    As for the ticket, I'd feel better if you spent the money on your kids. But thanks for the offer.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    It's so funny that you don't seem to like me. X)Demand likely won't be … It's so funny that you don't seem to like me. X)Demand likely won't be affected because the whole market has increased in price. As for the ticket, I'd feel better if you spent the money on your kids. But thanks for the offer.



    ​thats nice

    Banned

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need explaining why?Also Tesco has apparently increased the price of Halloumi



    Tissues are still the same price though Hun, go blow in one X)

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Does it really need explaining why?

    No, after brexit the pound fell sharply against the dollar, this means that in reality Apple should actually be decresing thier prices in the UK and they are just jumping on the bandwagon and "fleecing" the sheep.

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    123thisisme

    No, after brexit the pound fell sharply against the dollar, this means … No, after brexit the pound fell sharply against the dollar, this means that in reality Apple should actually be decresing thier prices in the UK and they are just jumping on the bandwagon and "fleecing" the sheep.



    Sorry, we're talking about the Microsoft surface, not the apple surface.

    Or do you think there's a government conspiracy and apple makes both using a workforce of lizard people?

    Quotes from HYS on the BBC link

    I noticed the prices didn't go down when things were the other way round



    "It indicated the latest move was due to the weakness of the pound … "It indicated the latest move was due to the weakness of the pound against the dollar."---Rubbish.That's an excuse used for justifying profiteering. The UK is going through some political changes and "the market" is using that as an excuse to gouge customers by as much as possible



    £1500 for a Windows laptop? Who on earth is buying them?!?


    probably the same sort of people that buy Apple products (would be my answer)

    Microsoft blames pound for price rise-"We" blame greed.....



    This price rise is fully justified.Bill Gates is down to his last 73 … This price rise is fully justified.Bill Gates is down to his last 73 billion.Have sympathy people



    "Sterling has dropped about 16%...since the Brexit referendum"Simply not … "Sterling has dropped about 16%...since the Brexit referendum"Simply not true, one might even call it 'fake news'.GBP has been in long term decline against the USD since July 2014, and the short term spike that the BBC bases this 16% on before the referendum was based on spiv speculation rather than anything more fundamental.http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=USD&view=5Y



    I think that'll be enough

    Tis another negative thread by OP to ridicule democracy but it's only the majority that comprehend the insult and the minority must be right

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    It's so funny that you don't seem to like me. X)Demand likely won't be … It's so funny that you don't seem to like me. X)Demand likely won't be affected because the whole market has increased in price. As for the ticket, I'd feel better if you spent the money on your kids. But thanks for the offer.


    Prices are constantly rising and it's not all due to Brexit. The markets will of course always react to change.

    Your constant whining bringing us the latest doomsayers headline is getting repetitively boring. It's like it turns you on.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38993346Does it really need explaining why?Also Tesco has apparently increased the price of Halloumi



    If you can't afford to pay the increased price, get a better job.

    Simples.

    Banned

    deeky

    If you can't afford to pay the increased price, get a better job.Simples.



    His response to this should be good

    Original Poster

    deeky

    If you can't afford to pay the increased price, get a better job.Simples.



    I'd thought you'd have more sympathy for economically disadvantaged individuals who may struggle to find jobs and already struggle with their own self-worth. That these people on fixed incomes may see prices going up isn't great for the mor vulnerable in society.

    deeky

    If you can't afford to pay the increased price, get a better job.Simples.


    I've offered to buy him a ticket several times and even offered to help him pack but nope. He won't practice what he preaches.

    Original Poster

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Sorry, we're talking about the Microsoft surface, not the apple surface.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Or do you think there's a government conspiracy and apple makes both … Or do you think there's a government conspiracy and apple makes both using a workforce of lizard people?



    No. What about vaccines? Can we put you down in the anti-Vaxxer column?

    Actually that's unfair. Lizard people is one thing, being against vaccines is quite another.

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    I've offered to buy him a ticket several times and even offered to help … I've offered to buy him a ticket several times and even offered to help him pack but nope. He won't practice what he preaches.



    Shaune how could I in good conscience take money from you? That seems not how it works.

    So an already comically expensive piece of equipment is now even more expensive, top kek

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    I'd thought you'd have more sympathy for economically disadvantaged … I'd thought you'd have more sympathy for economically disadvantaged individuals who may struggle to find jobs and already struggle with their own self-worth. That these people on fixed incomes may see prices going up isn't great for the mor vulnerable in society.



    I do have sympathy for the less advantaged among us. However, my sympathy won't get them that Surface pro.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Shaune how could I in good conscience take money from you? That seems not … Shaune how could I in good conscience take money from you? That seems not how it works.


    I wasn't offering you money, I was offering you a ticket. I wouldn't trust you with money.

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    deeky

    I do have sympathy for the less advantaged among us. However, my sympathy … I do have sympathy for the less advantaged among us. However, my sympathy won't get them that Surface pro.



    But you do understand that this is indicative of price increases across the board and in every area of the economy, at a time when wages are stagnant for many workers?

    your advice didn't seem to be that sympathetic considering people like that aren't simply relying on state handouts.

    deeky

    If you can't afford to pay the increased price, get a better job.Simples.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    I'd thought you'd have more sympathy for economically disadvantaged … I'd thought you'd have more sympathy for economically disadvantaged individuals who may struggle to find jobs and already struggle with their own self-worth. That these people on fixed incomes may see prices going up isn't great for the mor vulnerable in society.



    Do the vulnerable members of society use Surface Books?

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    shauneco

    I wasn't offering you money, I was offering you a ticket. I wouldn't … I wasn't offering you money, I was offering you a ticket. I wouldn't trust you with money.



    Again Shaune, I wouldn't feel comfortable taking anything from someone in your position. Please stop offering.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    No. What about vaccines? Can we put you down in the anti-Vaxxer column?

    Damned right you can.

    Original Poster

    123thisisme

    Damned right you can.



    Shocking. And by shocking I mean absolutely predictable.

    Most of the time i post light-heartedly but anti-vaxxers are lower than any other form of life and I simply won't entertain them. Bye.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    But you do understand that this is indicative of price increases across … But you do understand that this is indicative of price increases across the board and in every area of the economy, at a time when wages are stagnant for many workers?your advice didn't seem to be that sympathetic considering people like that aren't simply relying on state handouts.



    Odd, I thought you would agree with my first comment about getting a better job if they want to buy stuff they can't afford. I thought you were an advocate of people having personal targets and bettering themselves.

    Just shows you how wrong you can be. You think you know someone...

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Shocking. And by shocking I mean absolutely predictable.

    If it was predictable how could it be a shock?
    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Most of the time i post light-heartedly but anti-vaxxers are lower than … Most of the time i post light-heartedly but anti-vaxxers are lower than any other form of life and I simply won't entertain them. Bye.

    hahahahaaha

    Original Poster

    deeky

    Odd, I thought you would agree with my first comment about getting a … Odd, I thought you would agree with my first comment about getting a better job if they want to buy stuff they can't afford. I thought you were an advocate of people having personal targets and bettering themselves.Just shows you how wrong you can be. You think you know someone...



    Actually I've stated a number of times a concern for those most vulnerable members in society in low skilled labour who will see wages stagnate whilst prices increase. The same goes for those on benefits.

    That they are in that situation due to their own issues doesn't change the fact they will struggle.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Actually I've stated a number of times a concern for those most … Actually I've stated a number of times a concern for those most vulnerable members in society in low skilled labour who will see wages stagnate whilst prices increase. The same goes for those on benefits.That they are in that situation due to their own issues doesn't change the fact they will struggle.



    So you wouldn't encourage them to try to get a better job? Earn more money?

    Original Poster

    deeky

    So you wouldn't encourage them to try to get a better job? Earn more … So you wouldn't encourage them to try to get a better job? Earn more money?



    I would but there's always individuals who can't do that and will end up on the dole because society simply finds no value in them. Understand? It's a balancing act is what I'm saying.

    deeky

    So you wouldn't encourage them to try to get a better job? Earn more … So you wouldn't encourage them to try to get a better job? Earn more money?



    ​or save.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    I would



    So you do agree with me. Thank you.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Or some people are always wrong.I think anyone can improve themselves, no … Or some people are always wrong.I think anyone can improve themselves, no matter the dire situation they find themselves in.



    So you do agree with what I said. Kinda makes you wonder why you took issue with my comment in the first place.

    Surface Books & Halloumi, how the hell will we ever cope now...

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    haritori

    Surface Books & Halloumi, how the hell will we ever cope now...



    It's weird. People moan that I make a lot of posts like this or that others do, yet they can't quite work out that goods across the board are increasing in price.


    Haritori, I will make it clear.

    You will need to spend more money on essential items and discretionary purchases.

    It's unlikely your income will match that increase.

    I could keep going but someone might accuse me of patronising you. X)

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    It's weird. People moan that I make a lot of posts like this or that … It's weird. People moan that I make a lot of posts like this or that others do, yet they can't quite work out that goods across the board are increasing in price.Haritori, I will make it clear.You will need to spend more money on essential items and discretionary purchases.It's unlikely your income will match that increase.I could keep going but someone might accuse me of patronising you. X)



    Yeah I did get it... I was being sarcastic

    but really come and tell me when bread and milk goes up, because while its luxury items from corporate tax dodging companies really I couldn't care less.

    I think the majority of us on here are smart enough to understand which companies are taking advantage of a situation...

    Original Poster

    haritori

    Yeah I did get it... I was being sarcastic :/but really come and tell me … Yeah I did get it... I was being sarcastic :/but really come and tell me when bread and milk goes up, because while its luxury items from corporate tax dodging companies really I couldn't care less. I think the majority of us on here are smart enough to understand which companies are taking advantage of a situation...



    Bananas count? They've gone up in price and other goods will likely follow.

    Or do you live on a bread and milk based diet? Fruit and vegetables are your friends.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Bananas count? They've gone up in price and other goods will likely … Bananas count? They've gone up in price and other goods will likely follow.Or do you live on a bread and milk based diet? Fruit and vegetables are your friends.



    I only eat McDonalds...
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