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Where Do We Canadians Buy Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011?
lforbes
The Microsoft Canada Store doesn't carry it and the US store doesn't accept Canadian addresses so am wondering where to buy it?

Also, if I download Streets and Trips 2011 to my desktop PC, does it comes as an exe file I can copy and move to my car PC?

TIA for any help........
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by lforbes
Also, if I download Streets and Trips 2011 to my desktop PC, does it comes as an exe file I can copy and move to my car PC?
Yes.

...ken...
Baja Boojum
Yea- I just read the Microsoft Store policies and unfortunately "You can purchase items from Microsoft Store using any of the following card types, provided the card has a US billing address..." Too bad they don't have PayPal.

You could download the trial, save it and install it on one computer, and copy it to a flash drive and install it on you car computer. You'd have to wait until you could find a 'hard' copy to purchase and use that activation key. If the 60-day trial period expires, you'd have to uninstall and then reinstall for another trial, unless it leaves behind a registry/file trace- does anyone know?
lforbes
Yes, I found the trial download site and am using it now. I'm a bit bummed however at the lack of new features so I may just copy the Map folder over to the older version.

As far as uninstall and reinstall, I tried that with 2010 and it knows it was there before.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Yes, here I sit in Yuma and unable to purchase Streets & Trips 2011. None of the local stores has the new version yet, cannot buy from MS in the USA as I do not have a USA zip code on my CC. Try calling MS in Canada and it rings into the USA office. Try to get activation code through MS Canada on the web and it kicks me out cause it knows I am in the USA. It seems the only way is to fly to Canada and call MS to get an activation code. Like that will happen. I guess I will save my $$ and use my old version. Two weeks trying and now admit defeat. They win, I will not buy their product as I will not need it once I am back in Canada.
Marvin Hlavac
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Try to get activation code through MS Canada on the web and it kicks me out cause it knows I am in the USA.
There are ways to overcome it. Read the following: http://www.iprivacytools.com/ip-address-canada/ But has Streets & Trips 2011 been already released by Microsoft Canada?
t923347
Maybe to late for this year but you can also do what my wife and I do when we spend the winter in Arizona-call the credit card company and change the address to place you will be spending the winter.

I know at least one of the Canadian Banks will hold a "vacation address" for you and when you call you just need to request the address for your account be changed to that address.
lforbes
Have just found S&T is available on the Canadian web site but for $10 more than the US site (and this with the Can$ worth more than the US). To heck with that - I will continue to use my old version with the new maps.
DanTheDriver
Still trying to figure out why US companies will not accept the fact that their dollar is not worth as much, and try to steal our money by charging us unreasonable amounts to help pay for their faltering economy.

Oh wait I know- because we do it so often without question.
tcassidy
Not all do. I ordered a map update download from Garmin and they billed me in Canadian dollars. It was the adjusted rate and also saved me the credit card conversion fee. No complaints from me.

Terry
glennw
To add insult to injury, S&T 2011 is on sale at the Microsoft US site for $24.95 and of course you can't enter a Canadian address.
The price on the Microsoft Canadian site is still $49.00.
Marvin Hlavac
+HST!
Syndetic
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Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Kenobi
Yes, here I sit in Yuma and unable to purchase Streets & Trips 2011. None of the local stores has the new version yet, cannot buy from MS in the USA as I do not have a USA zip code on my CC. Try calling MS in Canada and it rings into the USA office. Try to get activation code through MS Canada on the web and it kicks me out cause it knows I am in the USA. It seems the only way is to fly to Canada and call MS to get an activation code. Like that will happen. I guess I will save my $$ and use my old version. Two weeks trying and now admit defeat. They win, I will not buy their product as I will not need it once I am back in Canada.
Good for you for boycotting it. M$ is delusional with most of the things they do. Common sense is not in Microsoft's vocabulary. I reckon in about 10-15 years all of our navigation problems will have been sorted out, every computer will have built-in GPS units, and top-of-the-line navigation software will be completely free. In the meantime, how about an iPhone or an iPad? It's the best of all worlds, AFAIK.
Ken in Regina
It's only the "best of all worlds" if you're good with being locked into Apple's world which is often as daft and dysfunctional as Microsoft's, just in different ways.

...ken...
Syndetic
Yeah but at least it works, and works well. Plus you get WiFi or cellular data access, letting you publish your current location to others. A laptop with S&T won't let you do that, not even if you have a portable cellular-data access card or mobile hotspot. Apple may lock you in in their own way, but they nevertheless try to provide a first-class experience, whereas MS just doesn't seem to care about the user experience.
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