As it stands right at this moment, the Windows 7 Family Pack is pretty much sold out everywhere. Do enough digging and you may find a smaller site still selling its little remaining stock for $270 or more, but that’s a tough price to swallow when for the past 6 weeks you could pick up the package for $150.
So how could Microsoft let this happen in the middle of the holidays?
“The Windows 7 Family Pack was introduced as a limited time offer while supplies last in select geographies,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “Response has been very positive and in some cases, the offer has sold out. Customers interested in upgrading their PCs should purchase Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate upgrade products.”
While the sold out status has been garnering a lot of media attention, Microsoft hasn’t officially said a peep about the Family Pack since Windows 7 launched in October.