Microsoft makes way to pay for PC hourly

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, May 22, 2006.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    What the hell????

    Effort designed to sell computers in developing countries

     
  2. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    well in some ways it looks like a good idea and to help the poor get a better computer. Since using the pay by the hour goes to help paying for the computer. After a certain point I going ot guess it become theres and no longer cost them anything to use.
     
  3. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a revenue recognition nightmare.
    Glad my firm doesnt audit M$. :rolleyes:

    But this does seem like a good idea, if it can be implemented effectively from a consumer pov. No interest credit for a new computer essentially.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Haha, pay for 10 hours of access a month just to keep windows up to date through dial up...LOL.
     
  5. slu macrumors 68000

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    I don't see how. When the PC is "sold" 1/2 of the revenue is deferred and the other half is recognized. The deferred revenue is recognized when the pre-paid cards are purchased.
     

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