buying "used" software

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Alexmo123, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Alexmo123 macrumors newbie

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    Hey I was looking around on Craigslist and there were some good mac software deals on titles such as FCP and Aperture. I was just wondering what your guys perspective was on buying used software off a site like craigslist.

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  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    If it's a really good deal on CL it's almost certainly a copy.
     
  3. Alexmo123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah thats what i was thinking, and thats obviously a problem right?
     
  4. ScottieNY macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering, did you ever buy the "used" software? I noticed on craigslist there are tons of software at a really discount price, seems too good to be true. Just wondering if this is a scam...
     
  5. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    a lot of mac software doesn't have a copy protection (like iLife, iWork), so you could theoretically install the app on dozens of macs, so these things could work. Although I think the more expensive software is licensed (like FCP and such and such)
     
  6. closeupman macrumors member

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    Only if you're an ethical person. Most likely they have a cracked version and just made a dupe of it.
     

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