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Amazon: Leopard/Parallels bundle, MP3 affiliate

updated 10:45 am EDT, Thu October 18, 2007

Leopard/Paralles bundle

Online retailer is currently presenting a special offer for shoppers who pre-order Mac OS X Leopard. Customers who add the new operating system to their cart can now receive a $20 rebate if they also order Parallels Desktop 3.0, the Nova Development program which allows users to run Mac OS and Windows in a single workspace, or simply view Windows file systems from their Mac desktop. The offer expires October 31st; Amazon is selling Parallels for $70, while a single-user copy of Leopard is $109, already a $20 a discount on Apple's standard price. Amazon is charging $189 for the Family Pack edition of Leopard, a $10 reduction off Apple.

The store has meanwhile begun a new affiliate system for its MP3 store, in a bid to spur rapid growth. Running through December 31st, participants in the Associates program can earn 20 percent from any album or song referral to the store, up to a maximum of $1.50. The move may be a bid to give it a marketing advantage over Apple's iTunes Store, which has an affiliate system of its own, but which distributes just five percent to participants. Even prior to the new system, Amazon had been offering a 10 percent share.

by MacNN Staff





  1. oceans777

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rebate - yeah right

    Must be a seriously slow news day when a $20 rebate generates an article.

    I've received exactly one rebate in my life of the dozen or so we've sent in. Rebates are just short of a scam. If they wanted to discount the price thats what they'd do right up front.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: rebate

    Because (a) the developer/product people are the ones who want to give the rebate, (b) relying on Best Buy to offer the discount on the merchandise by charging them less for it isn't really going to happen (certainly not at the same amount of drop) and (c) if they gave it to you, it would cost them, where a rebate might cost them 30% of the total.

  1. integor

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: rebate

    yeah...and why don't they give you a rebate for having to pay $200+ for the right version of vista???

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