Buy Parallels 6 for $14!

Oct 28, 2010 - 7 Comments

buy parallels 6 cheap Do you want to buy Parallels 6 for $13.99, including free shipping? This looks like a one day only deal, but what a deal it is.

How to score Parallels 6 for $14 $17.99

Update: Parallels 5 for Mac on Amazon is now $17.99 after rebate. This is still a great deal because it is still eligible for the free upgrade to Parallels 6 which is a huge discount!
Here’s the deal, Parallels 5 is offered on the Amazon Daily Deals site today at a reduced price of $33.99, and it includes a mail-in rebate of $20, bringing the price to $13.99. But guess what? Parallels offers a free upgrade guarantee on version 5 purchased until November 30, 2010, meaning you get a free upgrade to Parallels 6.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

You must fill out the form by November 30, 2010 to get the free upgrade to Parallels 6. Parallels says that claims can take up to 6 to 8 days for processing, but user reports from the prior deal we posted indicate they process claims much faster than that.

Oh and if you’re wondering whether Parallels 6 is worth it, I’d say indeed it is, particularly if you’re a gamer. The gaming performance of Parallels 6 within Mac OS X is pretty amazing, here’s what ArsTechnica had to say about it:

The graphics can be jacked all the way up, and there’s no laggy latency—that’s pretty incredible

You can check out running Windows games in Parallels 6 for more. Apparently just running Windows on top of Mac OS X is pretty speedy with it too.

If you miss out on this deal, you can still use the rebate, Amazon discount, and upgrade guarantee to get Parallels 6 for cheap, but the price seems to fluctuate a bit. The rebate and upgrade guarantee are valid until November 30, 2010.


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS


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  1. Rick says:

    Parallels would have to pay me to run this software and even then I wouldn’t. I have ver 5 and it sucks. My entire computer turns into molasses and waiting 10 minutes for Windows to load is no fun for the 2 programs I have that run in Windows only. Absolutely not worth it.

  2. Cheapster says:

    Wow great deal, thank you.

    Even when the Daily Deal ends it’s still $22 for $90 software, I love this kind of thing.

  3. Arek says:

    Does it apply to non-US based customers?

    • Will says:

      ‘Country’ is listed as a field option on the Parallels 6 upgrade website, so I would imagine the free upgrade applies to non-US customers.

      I am not sure about the Amazon deal though, usually Amazon deals are regional.

  4. IronJeff says:

    I did this deal a few weeks ago when OSXDaily posted about Amazon’s $40 sale price, bringing it down to $20. Also, the package had an additional $20 competitive upgrade rebate if you’re upgrading from VMWare Fusion or an older (pre-5.0) Parallels release. I never did an official “upgrade” from my original Parallels (1.0?) key, so I presented that as my previous release. Both $20 rebates were approved, and I’m just waiting for the checks to arrive. Thanks OSXDaily!

    • Will says:

      Awesome, I didn’t know about the competitor upgrade. Parallels 6 is pretty great, glad it all worked out for you!

  5. Tengo says:

    In for one, thanks.

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