It recently occurred to me that it might be a good idea to buy broken Macs on eBay, then either fix them up or sell the parts separately. I did quite a bit of pricing research, and I've just made my first few MacBook purchases. One thing that's really getting to me about these auctions is that a LOT of them seem to have pirates software. Models that came with Tiger are often upgraded to Leopard, and MS Office, iWork, etc. are often included as well -- yet rarely are the install discs included. Today I came across someone who's buying broken MacBooks, fixing/upgrading them and selling them, just as I plan to. It was nice to peek at his auctions as a proof of concept of sorts, especially since he's getting really high bids on his auctions. But then I noticed the kind of software he's including on these. Even though he doesn't comprehensively list software in the auctions, his photos (example) show that he's installed Leopard, MS Office, iWork '08, iLife '08, Parallels and Windows XP on EVERY ONE. That's a good $600 - $800 worth of software. All without install discs, of course. So I'm wondering what I should do now... restore to the software that came with the MacBook and accept lower bids? Or just focus on selling parts, where this won't be an issue? What would you do?