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Where to buy Leopard 10.5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iSlap, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I have an iMac powerpc g5 and I'm looking for a copy of Leopard 10.5 where can I buy this?

  2. macrumors P6


    eBay is probably the best place to buy it. Make sure you get the black retail disc, not the gray restore disc.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Also check your local Craigslist.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sometimes macofalltrades.com has the retail disc, but I don't see it listed right now. Although a lot of times I check the site it's there :confused:
  5. ftaok, Jul 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

    macrumors 601

    I recently read where Apple still sells Lion Leopard for users that can't upgrade to SL. Can't remember the link.
  6. macrumors 68000


  7. ftaok, Jul 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

    macrumors 601

    Is this question intended for me? If so, I recall reading somewhere (perhaps a post on Macrumors) that Apple still sells Leopard for users that are on fast G4's and G5's. They don't sell it at the online store, but through a special 800 number.

    I've been trying to find that post for the last 10 minutes, without success.


    Here's where I found it. It's on Apple's Discussion Boards.


    3rd post says that Applecare sells it, but it's not advertised. $129.
  8. macrumors 68000


    You are saying;

    I think you mean Leopard not Lion, do you?
  9. macrumors 601

    Yeah, my bad. Anyways, it seems as though Apple still sells Leopard, but it's not really promoted. They rather folks replace the PPC Macs with new Intel ones.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Yes that is the main idea, apple is not a software company, it is a hardware company. It profits more on Hardware...
  11. macrumors newbie


    check your local Craigslist and ebay.
    i think ebay the best choose to find that.
    if u in here (indonesia),, i borrow to u, my dvd os leopard..hehe
  12. macrumors 68040

    Apple will still sell it to those who need it, but you have to order it through 1-800-MY-APPLE, and you obviously won't be able to find it in the stores.
  13. macrumors 68040


    129.00 is very expensive for me
  14. macrumors 601


    You can do it this way, but it would be cheaper if you went with either craigslist or eBay. Or just find a friend who uses macs and upgraded to snow leopard and has an old disk lying around that you can use.
  15. macrumors 601

    Seems like the prices for used Leopard DVDs have come way down. I remember looking last year and most sellers on eBay and Craigslist for asking $200+ for the retail DVD.

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