The pre-ordering phase began today in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. It seems to have been quite the rush as several stores are already notifying customers that the discounted pre-orders have sold out. This could either mean a very low supply of discounted pre-orders in the European countries or a high demand and rush to get these discounted versions of Windows 7. If you visit the German Amazon store you are notified for example that Windows 7 Home Premium sold out. The only two editions of Windows 7 available are the full price editions of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate which are sold for €309.99 (about $430) and €319.99 (about $444) respectively.
The Amazon.co.uk store on the other hand is not offering Windows 7 Home Premium as well at this time but without any further information. Windows 7 Professional is still available for the discounted price of £89.97 (about $144) and will retail for £219 (about $356). Windows 7 Ultimate has no price tag yet as well.
Amazon.fr finally is not offering any edition of Windows 7 yet. They do list the Windows 7 Home Premium family pack and Windows 7 Professional on their site though. It is possible to order Windows 7 from another European country. German users who do not want to pay that much for Windows 7 Professional could make the purchase in the UK for example without problems. This would even be a bargain when the operating system can be purchased for its full price only but only if the user does not mind using an English operating system.
The only choices for European customers at this point are to either purchase the discounted Windows 7 Professional edition in the UK or hunt down another store that is offering Windows 7 discounts. All the online stores in Germany seem to be out of discounted products already so it is likely that the situation is similar in the UK and probably France. Let us know if you were able to buy Windows 7 for a discounted price or if you have spotted a store or shop that is still offering having stock.
Update: Seems that Amazon received a new batch of Windows 7 Home Premium editions. They are currently sold in Germany for €119.97 ($166) and in the UK for £44.97.