Solved Weird march break deal

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  1. RémiM

    RémiM Active Member

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    Weird thing.

    On my SP3, I can see that the price of a HP Stream 7 is 99$ on the Canadian store.
    Simultaneously, on the same webpage, I see 89$ on my Linux computer.

    What's the reason for a march break deal 10$ more expensive on my SP3 than on my Linux?

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    they figured if you have a SP3 you can afford the extra $10 or maybe its that a linux machine could be running on a 2003 Packard Bell and you cant afford the extra $10 :)

    buy it from Linux lol
     
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    Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking.

    It's an example of positive discrimination (even if my Linux is runing on a high end specs machine).
     
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    RémiM Active Member

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    Wow, If I sign-in to the MS store, the price becomes 99$ on my Linux.

    Why ? I don't get it.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried from a mac yet? :)
     
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    RémiM Active Member

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    Yep, 109$.... :D
     
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    RémiM Active Member

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    I think I figured it out...

    I am using a VPN on my Linux, and I am connected to my University's network.

    For some reasons it gives me a 10% student/prof discount.

    I cleared my cache, that is why the price is now back to 99$.
     
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    Yep. Clearing Internet cache can fix a lot of errors. We all should do it once in a while.
     
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    Does it become $79 if you use a Raspberry pi? :D
     
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    They might give it for free :)
     

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