where is the cheapest place to buy MAC OS 10.5?

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  1. dg45 macrumors regular

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    my hard drive died yesterday and i have to buy a new hard drive and install a fresh copy of MAC OS on it but i have no OS on disk so i have to buy a new package.

    where is the best/cheapest place to buy it?
    also is there a way/website i can get it for free?

    PLEASE HELP!! I DONT FEEL LIKE SPENDIN HUNDREDS!!!!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You spend exactly 129$ for the latest version of OS X.

    Or if you can prove, that you bought the computer, Apple will send you replacement disks for it, for a little fee of 10-20$ (USD).
    If you had Mac OS 10.3, you get 10.3 and so on.

    There is also eBay.

    And some strange rules here forbid the talk about pirating. http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do

    And if you have to ask where to find free software, then you can't research properly.
     
  3. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    129 is to much for me to spend on on a os.
    i rather put a couple hundred and buy a new laptop. lololol

    i bought this PB laptop from a guy on craigslist.
    what do u need to prove to apple??????????
    I know where to pirate it but i dont want to get a bad copy.

    If you or anyone got anyother suggestions and cant talk about it here .
    PLEASE EMAIL ME

    tHANK TO ALL
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Just give Apple a ring! You'll probably have to provide a serial #. And pirated versions almost always have a trojan or two.
     
  5. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    If $129 is too much to spend on an OS, then don't get it.
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Just eBay it.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Call to Apple and ask what to do. I think they'll send you replacement disks for that 20$ if you tell them your situation.

    Pirating is not allowed so I can't give you any links for direct download :mad:

    BTW is it forbidden to tell someone how to find good torrents?
     
  8. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to everybody else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks to everybody else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    iam goin to try first and call Apple.

    what is the number you call??? lololol

    thanks to ALL!!!
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry that he is absolutely correct? :confused:

    You said it was too much. That is the price. You either buy it at that price or you do not get it. It's not hard.
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    Seems so:

    Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation.
    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Stop acting like 11 years old kid. You can use your own brains and hands to find it. Google it or look from Apple's site. Here is a direct link
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Okay, thanks man. I don't want to get banned while helping that helpless kid.
     

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