Best Price on Leopard I have found...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NJRonbo, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I preordered Leopard through Amazon a few weeks ago.

    The price was $129 for single license; $199 for family pack.

    Lo' and behold today I found a significantly better price through

    The price was $99 for single license; $143 for family pack.

    Anybody have experience with MacZone? I would like to order
    through them, but not if a discounted price means I won't get the
    disc on time. And no, I don't work for them and no, this is not a
    shameless plug.
  2. ArkabaS macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2004
    The Moon
    I can buy Tiger for $10 USD from my university. Hopefully the price will be the same for Leopard. Try to find somebody in university who can get you Leopard for cheaper than $100.
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I wish I was in that kind of position to know a University student
    who could do that.

    Great deal for college kids.
  4. aspro macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hobart, Australia
    Really!? I'll have to check with my University as the standard Education discount on the Apple website is nowhere near that cheap!
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I can get it for 'free'. Thank God for Student ADC Membership!

    I don't know how common this is (and I know most of you may not even get it even though it is free) but at my uni, they were offering a free copy of Vista (don't recall which edition) for Electrical Engineering students.

    $10 for Tiger! Wow, I thought Apple had a history of not making software licences available for a site. Meh.
  6. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    All the paid ADC memberships come with it..:p
    Through MSDNAA, of course. Apple doesn't have anything like that for students.

    Apple definitely has edu discounts on the OS - usually $69. Some universities may offer it for cheaper.
  7. bob5820 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2006
    35°0′36″N 80°40′45″W (35.0
    From Apples Student ADC page...
    The page states that the member gets the current version of OSX. It's not clear if they get the current version at the time of joining ADC or throughout their membership. Can a current member please clear this up?
  8. thegrifman macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Kennesaw, GA
    IIRC when Leopard comes out student members will get a copy. When I signed up I immediately got a copy of 10.4 in the mail. It's been a while and I can't find in the member area where it says so but I recall reading the fine print and to me it said I would get a copy of Leopard. *Fingers crossed*

    Found this via google in an Apple mailing list:

    "On 13/02/07, Ludwig Villiger <email@hidden> wrote:

    Yes, you can download Leopard as soon as he is released.

    Judging by past performance, this is incorrect. ADC Student members
    have never had download access to operating systems, but are sent
    install discs in the mail a month or two after release."
  9. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?

    my sisters university gave her a free copy of windows xp and mac os x tiger
  10. darthraige macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    I'll get mine for free when I purchase a MP in November. :)
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    When students buy the $69 package, they typically are transferrable but the student is not permitted to purchase another one for a year.

    When students buy the very, very cheap copies, it's usually a site license, and it is usually neither legal to transfer it nor to use it on the computer of a person who is not eligible for the license (i.e. not student / faculty / staff). So essentially, if you "found" a student to give you a site license copy, fine for you, but you really wouldn't have any more legal standing than if you had torrented it.
  12. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Though Apple doesn't make it at all hard to choose education discount and get the discount on their website, to get it for $69. It would of course depend on your own feeling of how moral that is and whatever, and I am not condoning this - grad student myself I only found that it's easy to get the student discount when doing it for myself in a legit manner. Plus reading about other people getting the discount on the website without being a student and having no checks on it.

    I wish my school would give me free copies of operating systems!!

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