Do you think Macs are worth more with..

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nelsencaleb, Mar 17, 2010.

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  1. Yes, I think the value should or will be worth more

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. No, I do not think the value would be more

    18 vote(s)
    64.3%
  1. nelsencaleb macrumors regular

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    #1
    Do you think Macs are worth more when they are sold on Ebay for example with professional software such as the Adobe Masters Suite, Autodesk Maya, Ableton Live or anything else you could possibly think of.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If the actual license and install DVD are included, why not?

    But it may be better to sell them separately, as those software titles a worth quite a lot on its own.

    Or are you talking about illegally downloaded software?
    Or selling without the license?
    Or ... ?
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If you increase your prices due to the installed software, I think you are restricting your market. Best to sell separately.
     
  4. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, I'm sure that most of the people advertising the included software just downloaded it illegally as a "perk" for their buyers.

    I'm not entirely sure how many auctions I've seen that offer a legit copy of things like CS4 or FCP, etc.
     
  5. Melrose Suspended

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    I didn't vote becuase it really depends on circumstance.

    If I was buying a computer (which I wouldn't do on eBay personally, anyway, but...) and it had CS4 installed, I'd wonder just how legal it was. Unless the seller described himself as a professional who's just looking to update his machine I'd be a bit leery.

    A friend bought a Toshiba laptop on eBay, the guys said "Oh, yeah, comes with all the CS4 software! After Effects! Photoshop! Illustrator!" and it turned out to be a pirated version.

    Unless I could be absolutely certain it was genuine, which is highly, highly unlikely, I wouldn't value it any more.
     
  6. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Of course it will be worth more, but it still wont be worth what you could get by selling them separately.
     
  7. Melrose Suspended

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    Yeah, but if you've registered Adbove software you can't resell it. You're up the creek. The reason is because when you go buy Photoshop, for example, all you're doing is purchasing the lovely privilege of installing and using their software. Stupid. Don't get me wrong, I love Photoshop.. but the company itself it dumb.
     
  8. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    Would a car with a carbon-fiber body kit and an exhaust upgrade be worth more than one without?

    Selling extras like wireless keyboards and mouses, external hard drives or extra software would generally increase the value of a computer. Of course, remember to be careful of the license agreements with certain software as mentioned earlier.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Worth more? Sure it is.....perhaps a few months in jail if caught selling pirated software.

    For the buyer and the rest of us? A few 'haha's.
     
  10. nelsencaleb thread starter macrumors regular

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    After reading the comments, I think it'd be worth more, pirated or not, as long as the software works for them. I'm sure they'd be happy:D.
     
  11. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    pirated? Wait until they install the updates... ;)
     
  12. calderone macrumors 68040

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    If I catch it on eBay I will report you. I am "that guy."
     
  13. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Well aren't you lovely.
     
  14. nelsencaleb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never said that "I" as you put it have illegal software. You should use your words more wisely. If you read what I said I don't think they'd mind as long as it works, nothing about having illegal software as you have assumed.
     
  15. Gustavo Machado macrumors newbie

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    I would write something pretty long but this explains my opinion and what I am not sure of.
     
  16. canes960 macrumors 6502

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    Some people look at the software some don't.

    If you have the license for the software you are in better shape.
     

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