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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    Parallels...where to buy from?
    This may seem like a no-brainer, but I'll run it by y'all anyway. I'm wanting to get a copy of Parallels 6 to run WinXP on my desktop. Nothing major, I have a few holdover programs that I have to run. I don't even think I'll let Windows conect to the internet, but thats another topic.

    With my old PC, I could have cared less where my software came from. I always bought it, but from where meant nothing. Not sure with my Mac if it matters where my Mac software comes from though...

    Point being, that it cost about $80 to buy Parallels 6 at the Mac store, but only about $54 on Amazon (supposedly "new" and un-opened). Is there any reason I shoudn't? I mean, software is software, right?
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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    In short. No but is always good to buy from reputable retailers. Amazon is a good start.

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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    Coolio. Just wanted to check (even if it was a silly Mac noob question).
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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phacade View Post
    Coolio. Just wanted to check (even if it was a silly Mac noob question).
    A wise man told me once "there is never ever a silly question, only silly answers"
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    Parallels...where to buy from?

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    My local bestbuy also sells it.

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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    I hope I'm not too late, but did you check this out?

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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    2nd for the macupdate promo bundle. Parallels can be had for $50 from other places, but 1 Password is well worth the money - I have most of the other programs as well from other bundles. I mean $50 for Parallels and 1 Password would be worth it IMHO.

    Anyway - it looks like it is good for 1 more day at least.

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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    Ah! Good call. Thanks much.
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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    have you tried virtualbox(its free), before shelling out on parallels?
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    Parallels...where to buy from?
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    I just purchased it from Amazon. I have an Amazon Prime account, free 2nd day shipping.

    I get a LOT of stuff from Amazon and have never had an issue. I have had to return two or three items and it was painless. Print out a prepaid shipping label and send it back for replacement or refund

    Speaking of printing, I have yet to find drivers for my HP2100 laserjet. Haven't lok to hard though

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