has any body else seen this on microsofts website.
There is no fee for the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Trial Software kit; however, all orders are subject to shipping and handling charges. International orders may also be subject to import duties and taxes. If ordering from this site to a location outside of the United States, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country/region in which you are receiving the shipment.
fair enough i thought. went to place my order but wanted to charge $20 s&h. now i have bought many things from the states and never been charged that for a single cd, couple of $$$ for p&p. they must pay there staff in the postal department one hell of a wage to have to charge this.
and yes it is available as a free download but at 550mb on dialup, it is not an option.
hi Teaboy. as i said, have bought quite a few items from the states and recently had an item delivered by airmail for $35 and its weight was 5 and a half pounds (2.5kg) approx. so what would have microsoft charged me ???
You pay duty on the total cost of the item, i.e. including the shipping fee.
I recently took advantage of Microsoft's 'free' upgrade to 64bit. The software/cd was free, but shipping was $22, iirc. However, I wasn't charged any duty. I think it has to be over £18 before duty is charged anyway.