Is this OS X 10.4 deal too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Axemantitan, May 12, 2009.

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

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    I found this retailer which is selling 10.4 Tiger for $20. Amazon.com is selling the same product for $185. Is the first retailer a scammer, or is Amazon overcharging?

    On the one hand, I have never known Amazon to overcharge for anything (if anything, the opposite is true), but on the other hand, this is older software and they are charging full price for it. What do you think?
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Tiger is an outdated OS. Clearance prices are great. You can't expect them from every retailer.
     
  3. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    REQUIRES VOLUME LICENSE PURCHASE.

    That's why it's so cheap ;)
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Look again the versions on Amazon aren't being sold directly by Amazon. They are being sold through 3rd party
     
  5. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does that mean? Do I have to buy multiple copies?
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Plenty of people still use it.

    Yes. I also don't see a buy button anywhere.
     
  7. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I am reading this page correctly, it means that I need a license number to activate the product. That seems odd, considering that Apple (unlike MS) does not require a license number to install or activate the OS. You're not supposed to(nor am I condoning this), but you can do multiple installations off of one disc. Is this correct?
     
  8. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Must be the family pack.
     
  9. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just Googled the license key (MA560ZM/A) and I found the same product being sold on Apple's Latin America site for US$15.64. I'm pretty sure it's for the single-user license install DVD.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Family packs don't have license keys. They are exactly the same as single-user except for the license agreement.
     
  11. ZeroCorpse macrumors member

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    Caveat Emptor

    You never know what's up... But why Tiger? It's old!
     
  12. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    i think that's just the apple product ID number, not a license key. I suspect you're looking at an offer to sell you disks with the OS on it which may not do you any good if you don't have a valid volume license
     

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