Amazon Slashes Snow Leopard Prices

Amazon has reduced the price of Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.6, by 14 percent to a mere $25 instead of the $29 Apple normally charges and the price includes free shipping as well.

The online retailer has also dropped the price the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Family Pack (5-User), the Mac Box Set with Snow Leopard, Mac Box Set Family Pack with Snow Leopard and the even Mac OS X Server version 10.6 Snow Leopard by an average of 12 percent.

In the case of the Server version, this amounts to a saving of $55 off the official suggested retail price and the price you will be charged at Apple's Mac store. Amazon doesn't sell Snow Leopard in the UK for now (only the older version is available for now, at a premium).

Expect the new Snow Leopard to go on sale at Amazon by next week (ed: it remains a secret why would Apple give Amazon significant discounts when the fruity company is notoriously protective of its price structure).

But you can get the old version of the Mac Box set with Leopard (rather than Snow Leopard) for as little as £108.34 delivered for free.

Apple sells the new version online for £129. Interestingly, Amazon also undercuts Apple's own selling price for the new iWork 2009 as it sells it for only £57.44 compared to £69.99.

Our Comments

We all yearn for the time when Microsoft will be selling Windows and Office for under £100; that will surely never happen anyway. Now, if only Apple allowed Snow Leopard to run on any x86 computer, that would have been superb but this is unlikely to happen anyway.

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