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Mac OS X install disks from Ebay

I noticed a thread over at http://discussions.info.apple.com concerning someone who had bought Tiger install discs on Ebay. I won't bother to give the link because Apple unfortunately deletes older items there, so it could be gone by the time you read this. It makes an important point though: Don't buy OS disks from Ebay.

The problem isn't necessarily counterfeiting, though that can be a problem. More often is that someone is selling a set that originally came with a specific Apple model. You will not be able to install using those disks if you have a different model. You need the "full retail" version for generic installation.

The person selling may be acting in good faith, but that doesn't mean that you'll get what you want. Look carefully before spending money.



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