Black Friday: Office 2008, Parallels, Quicken, Adobe

in Mac Software edited January 2014
A handful of Mac software developers are offering special savings for Black Friday, including Parallels, Intuit, and Adobe. The deepest discount comes from Microsoft, which has cut the price of Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition by $330, bringing the cost down to $169.99.

Office 2008 for Mac

Microsoft, via, is running a 24-hour special on Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition, lopping 66% off the suggested retail price, which reduces the cost to $169.99.

Similarly, Microsoft has also cut 63% off Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition Upgrade for owners of Office 2004 for Mac, which brings the cost down to $109.99.

Also on sale for $109.99 is Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition -- a 27% discount.

Save $5 off Parallels 4.0

Parallels is offering $5 off Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 when you use this link, brining the cost down to $74.99. Please note that the above link automatically adds a $6.99 "Extended Download" option to your shopping cart, but you can simply remove this item by clicking the "X".

Quicken 2007 for Mac

Intuit is offering 23% off Quicken for Mac 2007 -- the latest version of the financial software for the Mac -- bringing the cost down to $33.99. It's available on CD or as a direct download.

QuickBooks 2009 for Mac is also on sale through for $179.99 -- a modest $20 discount.


Adobe is offering 30% (or $100) off Lightroom 2 when you purchase the software along with a full or upgrade version of Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, or Creative Suite® containing Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop CS4 Extended.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    Look's like MS is going to be the WalMart for software.

    Even some shoplifters might start buying Office and Vista when the price gets below $25
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Originally Posted by soundsgoodtome View Post

    Microsoft Office - $79:

    Thanks for that link. Ever ordered there? EDIT: Looks like Tekserve is walk-in service only??

    Does student edition 2004 qualify for the upgrade mentioned in the post ?
  • Reply 4 of 6
    umijinumijin Posts: 133member
    Unless you need one of the special MSOffice editions, these deals are really not that impressive. Parallels has been cheaper at times, and the LightRoom discount means you have to throw 3-6 times as much moolah at another Adobe product.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Does anyone recall how many licenses there are in the MS Office Media Edition? It's just one, isn't it? Not three, like in the Student Edition?
  • Reply 6 of 6
    dualiedualie Posts: 333member
    What exactly is in the different versions of Office is too confusing.

    I won't buy a new Mac (certainly not one with a monitor anyway) until I can get a non-glossy screen.

    Parallels 4, which I own, is a mess. Wait for a couple of revs before buying.
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