Amazon UK is selling the Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard OS for as little as £23 including its standard free super saver delivery.
Although the discount is a mere 8 percent (or £2.01), it is the fact that Apple very rarely allow retailers to trim Apple's own suggested retail price that makes this such a good deal.
Other UK partners such as ComputerWarehouse, Misco or MicroAnvika aren't allowed so much leeway. And Snow Leopard is not the only Apple software that is sold by Amazon at discounted prices; indeed, almost all Apple applications have seen their prices reduced by up to 13 percent.
In addition, Apple users who have purchased their systems on or after the 8th of June can upgrade their computer to the latest Snow Leopard for free. They will only need to pay the handling and package fee of £7.95 and the programme ends December 26th 2009.
The deal is made sweeter by the fact that many users have successfully upgraded their Tiger-based machines to Snow Leopard without any issues even if the update was only supposed to be applied to Leopard.
Windows users will say that Microsoft doesn't charge for what is essentially a service pack and that the company already the possibility to some users to upgrade or downgrade. Others however will say that the benefits are tangible enough to justify paying a few pounds for it.