Is this Ebay item Legit?

Uma888

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Original poster
Jan 10, 2005
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5183875632&fromMakeTrack=true

time number :5183875632

description : Apple Macintosh Powerbook G4 17" 1.5mhz Laptop

the seller states

1)OS X 10.4 Tiger (thats right OS X 10.4 Tiger)

2)This powerbook has also been optimized for broadband. As OS X does not come out of the box as fully optimized for broadband I have spent considerable time converted various sections of the code so that it makes full use of your broadband connection, you will notice the difference.

dont get me worng, but tiger aint released (yet), is tiger is installed its gotta be a beta version (i.e an illegal leak) making the auction illegal.

im not a mac user, but does osx need to be "optimised" for broadband?

:eek:
 

jeremy.king

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Jul 23, 2002
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Dont waste you your time or effort. Pirated Software, Pirated Music....I actually reported the listing to eBay.

I rather enjoyed his response to the guy asking about his paypal fees.
 
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iGary

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May 26, 2004
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Well, selling all those software programs without proper license is illegal, as is the "7 gigs of mp3s," and the "Tiger," but the seller has a good record.

Optimised for broadband doesn't mean anything. ;)

I personally wouldn't do business because of all the illegal stuff he is offering, but that is just me.
 
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0s and 1s

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Mar 7, 2004
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Yes! I've been looking for an Apple laptop optimized for broadband since last year. I hope I win...
 
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michaelrjohnson

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Aug 9, 2000
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"As OS X does not come out of the box as fully optimized for broadband I have spent considerable time converted various sections of the code so that it makes full use of your broadband connection"

Err... Let's see, if he's spent "considerable time converting various sections of code" (which is bull to begin with), *and* somehow he has 10.4.0... that means that he must *still* be spending time, because 10.4.0 doesn't exist yet (not quite, anyhow) and even if it's not 10.4.0, then it's an "optimized" beta of Tiger... I'm sure *that* would be stable.

All in all, this auction is most certainly *not* legit.
 
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XIII

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Aug 15, 2004
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Legal, yes, apart from the Tiger issues, which I guess make it illegal... Advisable to buy, definately not..
 
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rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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kingjr3 said:
Dont waste you your time or effort. Pirated Software, Pirated Music....I actually reported the listing to eBay.

I rather enjoyed his response to the guy asking about his paypal fees.
He could be an ADC member. He could have ripped the music from CDs. It's technically illegal to sell. But don't assume the worst all the time.
 
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~Shard~

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Jun 4, 2003
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This isn't very smart at all. Congrats to the guy who reported him to E-bay, as this is essentially an illegal auction. Not that that's stopped many people before... ;)
 
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CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
rickvanr said:
He could be an ADC member. He could have ripped the music from CDs. It's technically illegal to sell. But don't assume the worst all the time.
If he is ADC then he is under a non-disclo on Tiger betas.
For sure the MP3's are illegal to resell unless he wrote and sang them all himself
Then there's the small issue of "All the latest versions of the following software (Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Version Cue, Toast 6.05 with Jam, MicroSoft Office 2004, Norton, Stuffit Deluxe, System Optimizer, Final Cut Pro, Acrobat Pro 7, Limewire, Hotline Client, TechTool Pro, Suitcase, Filemaker, Quicktime Pro, A Ton of Movie Making Software & loads more"

I don't assume the worst of people, but I'm willing to make an exception in this case.
So, he is an admitted thief -- you would really want to give money to this person, by wire?

Other useful contacts:
piracy@apple.com
piracy@adobe.com
piracy@microsoft.com
tip@macromedia.com
They carry more weight with eBay than you or I
Duly reported.
 
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