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Thursday, November 26, 2009, 10:00 pm PT (01:00 am ET)

Black Friday Deals: Office, Fusion, Parallels, CS4, QuickBooks

This year's Black Friday Mac software deals include savings of over $300 on Office 2008 for Mac, 78% off student editions of Creative Suite 4.0, $30 off Parallels 5.0 and Fusion 3.0, $40 off Photoshop Elements 4.0, and $50 off QuickBooks 2010.

Adobe Creative Suite 4.0

Amazon.com is offering 78% off CS4 Design Premium Student Edition ($403.99), CS4 Design Standard Student Edition ($295.49), and CS4 Web Premium Student Edition ($349.49).

Adobe Creative Suite 4.0

Adobe has slashed the price of Photoshop Elements 8 by $40, bringing it down to $59.99 after instant and mail-in rebates. Free shipping included.

Mac Virtualization Software

Parallels has knocked $10 off the price of Parallels Desktop 5.0 direct downloads, while VMware is offering $16 off direct downloads of Fusion 3.0 with coupon code dsktp20sale.

For physical retail copies of the Mac virtualization software, Amazon has the lowest price on Parallels 5.0 at $44.49 while MacMall has the lowest price on Fusion 3.0 at $49.99.

Mac Virtualization Software

Product
Retail
Direct Download
Amazon
MacMall
Buy.com
MacConnection
Discount
Mac Virtualization Software
Parallels Desktop 5.0 $79.95 $69.99 $44.49 $79.99 $69.99 Sold Out $35.46
VMware Fusion 3.0 $79.95 $63.99 $57.49 $49.99 N/A $69.95 $29.96


Office 2008 for Mac

Price drops on the various versions of Office 2008 for Mac range from $80 to $328.96. B&H has Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition for $69.95, Amazon has the standard edition for $199.98, Microsoft has the Business Edition for $249.95, and Amazon has the Special Media Edition for $170.99. Savings can be seen in the price comparison chart, below.

Microsoft Office

Product
Retail
Microsoft
Amazon
MacMall
B&H
MacConnection
Discount
Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition $149.95 $149.95 $89.99 $89.99 $69.95 $109.95 $80.00
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac $399.95 N/A $199.98 N/A $239.95 N/A $199.97
Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 Business Edition $399.95 $249.95 $279.99 $302.99 $299.95 $365.95 $150.00
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition $499.95 N/A $170.99 $423.99 $199.95 $262.95 $328.96


QuickBooks 2010 for Mac

Intuit has cut the price of direct downloads of its new QuickBooks 2010 accounting software for Mac to $159.96 while Amazon has knocked the cost of the retail version down to $152.49. MacMall is a few bucks cheaper at $149.95.