Some alternatives are available to paying the full retail price of US$129 for Mac OS 10.2, due Aug 24. Apple has modified its upgrade pricing structure for Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) and Jaguar Server.
If you buy a boxed copy of Mac OS X 10.1 after July 17, you’re eligible for the US$19.95 upgrade price that was previously only offered to those who bought a new Mac after July 17.
What’s more, Apple also says that all Xserve customers who don’t have Mac OS X Server v10.2 ‘”Jaguar Server” included can upgrade to Mac OS X Server v10.2 for $19.95. Before Apple said that purchasers of the Xserve would have to pay the full retail price.
Also, Amazon.com if offering Jaguar at a special price of $79. You can pre-order it now and Amazon.com will ship it to you when it arrives. And MacWarehouse is offering Mac OS 10.2 for $119.