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Old Sep 8, 2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Where to buy Leopard 10.5?

I'm pretty much resigned to another year with Ye Olde G5, and I'd like to get it properly set up with Leopard. Most of the retailers I've checked are sold out, however, and I'm seeing some nasty pricetags on the few that are left.

So, anyone know where I could get a single-user 10.5 install at a reasonable price?
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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eBay is always an option.
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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Wow, I just looked at Amazon. Didn't take long for the vultures to reprice it. eBay? Marketplace?
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Wow, I just looked at Amazon. Didn't take long for the vultures to reprice it. eBay? Marketplace?
Yeah, I was thinking amazon too, but that's just nuts. Does the snow leopard box set come with 10.5?
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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http://www.google.com/products?q=leo...N&hl=en&tab=wf

That wasn't too hard.
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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I appreciate the offers, but I'm strictly after a retail purchase.

I'm amazed that the supply has run out so quickly. The only decent prices I can find are from places I've never heard of. Surely someplace reputable still has it in stock?

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Old Sep 8, 2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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Yeah, I tried that already. Did you try clicking through any of those links? Thanks for the snotty reply, though.

I appreciate the offers, but I'm strictly after a retail purchase.
Well, retail is going to be hard for a product that has been discontinued. That's how Apple does it...eBay or one of us is your best option
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Just a friendly reminder... in addition to the OP's request only for retail sources, please do NOT make offers to sell (or buy) any products from other forum members outside the Marketplace forum. Eligible members are always welcome to create new threads there; other members may read the rules posted under FAQ/rules for more information about marketplace eligibility.

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Old Sep 8, 2009, 05:45 PM   #9
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Serves me right for dragging my feet I guess, but I didn't think they'd all be gone so quickly.

eBay... oy... the very name twists in my gut (I have not had good experiences with eBay)
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Here's a family pack if you're willing to pay for it:
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Version-...2462842&sr=8-2
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I'm pretty much resigned to another year with Ye Olde G5, and I'd like to get it properly set up with Leopard. Most of the retailers I've checked are sold out, however, and I'm seeing some nasty pricetags on the few that are left.

So, anyone know where I could get a single-user 10.5 install at a reasonable price?
Bimmi,

I assume you were looking for Leopard 10.5 for Single User. that's $200 on amazon.com.

but the 5 user family pack is around $150, and the box set with iLife and iWork '09 is the same.
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Bimmi,

I assume you were looking for Leopard 10.5 for Single User. that's $200 on amazon.com.

but the 5 user family pack is around $150, and the box set with iLife and iWork '09 is the same.
That is a great deal if it is Leopard + iLife + iWork. I think just iLife and iWork by themselves is $80 each? If you need/want these programs, that would be the best bet!
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I assume you were looking for Leopard 10.5 for Single User. that's $200 on amazon.com.

but the 5 user family pack is around $150, and the box set with iLife and iWork '09 is the same.
I see the Family Pack listed on Amazon for $120 new.

Also check out this page:

Best Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and Mac Box Set Deals
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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Holy cow, the prices seem to be going up by the hour. Some places are charging over $200 for a single-user box. Madness!

The best prices I can still find are TechRestore for single-user and Trinity Software Distribution for the family pack. I don't suppose anyone here has ever dealt with these guys?
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 10:51 AM   #15
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Today's search turned up a number of resellers offering 10.5 boxes for some pretty stunning discounts. I went ahead and ordered this, though the cynic in me is wondering what the catch is. I'm willing to take the chance for thirty bux, though.

edit: out of stock (expletive deleted)

edit edit: bought the second-to-last Leopard box in town for full price... so, The End I guess!

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Leopard 10.5 replacement DVD for sale

I just needed one for my old eMac. It's a PPC and Leopard is the newest that can install on it. I bought one from this website. http://leopardosx.webs.com/

It arrived in 2 days I did a fresh install, did combo updates afterwards. Way better than $200 on Amazon.
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I'm pretty much resigned to another year with Ye Olde G5, and I'd like to get it properly set up with Leopard. Most of the retailers I've checked are sold out, however, and I'm seeing some nasty pricetags on the few that are left.

So, anyone know where I could get a single-user 10.5 install at a reasonable price?
I wish I had seen your post sooner - and these comments are from someone
who used both Tiger and Leopard on a G5, as well as observations from a
friend who has the same G5 and Tiger. Both systems were used for a variety
of tasks - web, iPhoto, iTunes, office apps, etc.

Basically, my experience was that Leopard really made my fans work
overtime, while my friend's Tiger G5 never had the problem. Both systems
were maxed out with 2GB RAM. And my Leopard G5 was slower in some
ways than his Tiger G5.

I see that you've gone ahead and bought Leopard, so you're "committed".
But you may decide to go back to Tiger, so keep your disks and 10.4.x
update files . . . ;^)

Good luck!
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