The daily deal website offered a pre-launch deal of Windows 8 Pro this morning (25 October 2012) at R599, claiming a 70% discount over the normal retail price of Microsoft’s latest operating system.
However, this deal ran out of stock today, Groupon said, and they’ve removed the deal and countdown clock from the site.
The Windows 8 Pro deal for R599 will be available again from tomorrow until the end of the month, Groupon said, this time with unlimited stock.
Groupon previously said that this was the full retail version of Windows 8 Pro that doesn’t need users to have a Windows 7, Vista, or XP license.
Upgrade editions of Windows 8 Pro that require users to have a previous version of Windows will be available from Incredible Connection for R699.95.
Microsoft said that they will also be offering download-only options of the upgrade for roughly half the price of the physical retail version with DVD ($39.99, or about R350).
Those that have bought a new PC with Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 can also register for Microsoft’s special upgrade offer for $14.99.