Well, I was wrong. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of the OED, the price has been reduced to $1,300 for the 20-volume set - or $1,500 if you buy it bundled with the OED on CD-ROM.
This is an unbelievable price, and it's only available for a limited time. If you have always wanted to own all 20 volumes and 22,000 pages of this superb dictionary but didn't want to spend $2,500, then this is the news you have been waiting to hear.
If you have a computer, I would recommend buying the books plus CD-ROM bundle. Not only does the CD-ROM incorporate words that didn't make it into the printed volumes, it features powerful search capabilities which enable to explore the dictionary in ways not possible with books. It can also be loaded onto your computer, so if you have a laptop, you can take the world's greatest dictionary everywhere you go! Two things you need to know about the CD-ROM are: It is only available for the PC - there is no Mac version, and it is only licensed for a single-user (you cannot use it on a network).
We expect stock to arrive in October. Dave