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gooser
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Dec 25, 2010, 09:13 PM
 
i could've just as easily posted this in the imac forum. why do used computers you buy either off of e-bay or a reseller never or almost never include the software restore discs?
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Waragainstsleep
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Dec 25, 2010, 09:17 PM
 
For some strange reason, no matter how much you emphasise the concept of "You really need to keep these" when you sell someone a Mac, they rarely ever do.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 25, 2010, 09:52 PM
 
Also keeping the discs means the seller still has their copy of OS X. This is, of course, a blatant violation of the OS X licensing agreement, but that's life.
     
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Dec 26, 2010, 05:53 AM
 
Haven't you ever looked through eBay for system software? The disks go up in separate auctions - yes, in complete violation of the software license agreement - and are sold to gullible users who think they'll be able to install the OS on their machine, to get their latest iOS device working.
     
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Dec 28, 2010, 12:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
For some strange reason, no matter how much you emphasise the concept of "You really need to keep these" when you sell someone a Mac, they rarely ever do.
This. Every time I get a second hand Mac to sell that includes the disks, they go with it. Only happens once in a blue moon though.
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