Can I get Parallels Desktop cheaper than $79.99?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mitthrawnuruodo, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    My Parallels trial key is about to expire, and no matter how much I loath having anything Windows on my MacBook, it's better than having to maintain a dedicated PC just to check web pages in MSIE, so I need Parallels.

    Boot Camp is not an option. At all.

    So, anybody know anywhere to get a Parallels Desktop for Mac license cheaper than the $79.99 Parallels are charging on their pages?
     
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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nice price, but just one minor problem: I'm not entirely sure mail-in rebates will work for overseas customer, and I know they don't work for downloadable software (and I need it to be downloadable, to avoid shipping and Norwegian customs fees and VAT). :(
     
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I might go buy at this price, seems like the best price you will ever see it at. But, CompUSA is a long way from my house and I hate mail-in rebates....
     
  5. Guy Incognito macrumors regular

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    Parallels offers a student discount, for what it's worth.
     
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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... I saw that, I'm probably going to get me that (and another application that I've used a bit newer version than I actually have a license for... :eek:).

    I'm going to talk to my main employer about this in a couple of hours, and if he doesn't order them for me I'll fork out myself... NOK 478 (382,50 + VAT) is just too good a price to miss...

    :cool:
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I used an obscure little web tool called "Google" to find Parallels for significantly less money than $79.99.
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but when you want a downloadable version, from an Norwegian address/debet card things start to get a bit more complicated than a Google search... :rolleyes:

    Now if you showed me which Google search where you actually found this, or - even better - the resulting link, before I actually ordered it, that would have been been great...

    Now, if I were a slightly ruder person I might have told you a direction and a possessive pronoun™
     
  10. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    I tried finding the student discount but didn't see it on their website. Do you have to call them or something.

    Nuc
     
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  12. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    It was $10 on Black Friday, so you maybe able to score a deal like that if you can wait. The student discount isn't a bad deal though.
     
  13. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    virtualbox = free :)
     
  14. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I think the OP got it already, the thread was from 2006...
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm using Virtual Box on my Mac but more often on my AMD machine. Nested paging makes my VMs a lot more responsive. You need Nehalem for that on the Intel side.
     

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