where can i get mac os x 10.6 if i live in uk

I reently bought a second hand mac book , however i cant update it from its OS X 10.5.8 to the latest OS without installing OS X 10.6 I have tried to get hold of it on the support page but unfortunately its only available to purchase online only for US based customers, if anyone knows anywhere I can get it from the UK can you please tell me....Thanks

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • I should try Googling "OS 10.6 in UK" first. It may be downloadable or otherwise obtainable only in the UK. Have you tried phoning Apple and asking about it? When I was visiting my family in Europe, I was able to get Snow Leopard sent to a family member from Apple there, some years ago. Amazon UK might have it, too. Anyway, try Googling. You might have good luck. (It's true that you can get free versions of the software, but I think that could be an iffy choice. Better to be sure that you have a viable version of the OS. )

    Since Snow Leopard comes on a disk, and is not a download, you might also be able to find a pristine copy sold somewhere, such as eBay, too, but I am surprised that you haven't been able to buy the disk from Apple in the UK. It may just be that it's too old for them to have it for purchase online from all countries where Apple does business. Again, it might be worth phoning Apple (if you haven't already done that) or inquiring from an Apple Store.

    I hope this helps. I may be moving to London soon, so I could find myself in your predicament, too, one day. Good luck.