eBay and Leopard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bsheridan, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    Ok I'm betting on when snow leopard is released those who have just bought leopard within a month or so before SL's release date will get to upgrade for a small price instead of having to shell out for a new OS.

    So my question is if I buy a brand new unopened Leopard box off ebay, as it is generally cheaper that Apple, Amazon etc, would I still be valid for the hypothetical offer I predict? How do these upgrade verifications work for purchases not directly through Apple?

    Of course I would need to know the SL release date to get my timing of purchase right.
    This is just to try and save a bit of money.

    Thanks for reading
    b.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Should be retail purchase date. So you won't know whether it qualifies or not. In addition,

    Upgrade pricing = upgrade disk.

    Upgrade disks require the original, so you can't really sell the original disk.
     
  3. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I'm not selling anything. I have had leopard for over a year now, I'm just trying to figure out if it'll be cheaper for me to buy a brand new leopard box off of ebay when SL is released then see if I am eligible for obtaining an upgrade disc, than to pay the ~£85 or so and buy the full SL package.
     
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    No, it is done on the date it is purchased from Apple.
     
  5. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the cnfm.
    b.
     
  6. Ejg94 macrumors newbie

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    no you will have to pay full retail but is it really worth waiting for... i have the beta and i wouldn't say it is really any different
     
  7. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    What does cnfm stand for? Probably not Comité National Français de la Mécanique, right?
     
  8. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    confirmation

    I was in a rush . You should try reading my lecture notes :)
     

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