Actually, I think I tried (unsuccessfully) to buy a Starmax off the same guy. According to him, "They were used by a company. We got them from a liquidator. We
really don't know much about them. We had about 100 in stock, and
now we have about 30. The unit is not the one pictured (since that
one was sold in the first auction). However, they all look pretty
much the same. You do not get the original system software CD. All
you get is a power cord, and a system installed on the hard drive."
Not much help to you now. I'd advise you to check out www.starmax.net
as they are probably the premiere source of starmax info. Granted, their message boards are hard to get through, but I know there's a lot of info and helpful people at the site. Good luck!