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MadisonMBP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

 

I have a late 2008 MBP and am looking to FINALLY upgrade the OS X. I have Leopard and want to upgrade to Snow Leopard... Where can I purchase this? It does not seem to be sold by Apple anymore.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (241,970 points)

    Phone the online Apple Store.

     

    (70610)

  • 2. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    Niel is a bit short on detail, so -

     

    Snow Leopard DVD:

    You can get it only by phone now from Apple.

    In the US, call 1-800-MY-APPLE and ask for a sales assistant. Last quoted price was $19.99 for the single-user and $29.99 for the family licence.

     

    For other countries, check here; http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

    For UK call 0871 508 4400

    Don't forget to ask for Sales; the tech support guys can't help.

     

    When you've installed SL it will be 10.6.3. You need to update that to 10.6.8 with the combo installer from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

     

    Note; this was still available from Apple as of 10 Oct.

  • 3. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    I'd go search your local Craigslist first if I were you:

     

  • 4. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    oops......

     

    I'd go search your local Craigslist first if I were you.

     

    Here's a link to a Craigslist search nationwide for Snow Leopard disks that were posted for sale last September thru this month:

     

    CLIKIT--> site:craigslist.org "intitle:snow leopard" 10.6* AND install* OR upgrad* OR updat* AND "intext:2012-09" OR "intext:2012-10" -macbook -imac

     

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    Happy Mac'in!

    Kevin Kendall

  • 5. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    I'd go search your local Craigslist first if I were you.

    That is the very last place a person should look. Did you not notice the exorbitant prices on these used copies?

     

    Get a brand new disk from Apple for $19.99.

  • 6. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    I think you read only the first & maybe the 2nd ad which had $85 & $60, respectively Kurt, & then formed a generalizing conclusion & submitted your post. 

     

    These are the last two ads on that page one of the Google hitlist: 

     

    GENUINE OSX 10.6 SNOW LEOPARD INSTALL DISC SCRATCH ...

    boise.craigslist.org › for sale / wanted › computers - by dealer

    Date: 2012-09-30, 6:29PM MDT Reply to this post. Reply to: ...

    OSX 10.6.7 Install disc for APPLE that has no scratches. Asking only $20. 208-965-3676 ...

     

    -* APPLE OSX 10.6 SNOW LEOPARD *-*

    newyork.craigslist.org › brooklyn › for sale / wanted › items wanted

    Date: 2012-10-04, 8:49AM EDT Reply to this post ...

    UP FOR GRABS IS MAC OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6 FULL INSTALLATION FOR $35. THIS CAN ONLY BE ...

     

    $20 bucks & $35 bucks, respectively.

    Plus, the seller might be right down the street.

    It's just an option. It's not cut & dried across the board that ALL Craigs SL disks are above $50 bucks. (Of course).

    And again, might be right down the street..... 

    Think Different, Kurt.

     

    KK

  • 7. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,445 points)

    If you want to be sure of the Snow Leopard copy you get, that it is authentic and undamaged, follow the advice of Niel, nonnday and Kurt...buy direct from Apple, not an on-line auction or seller...definitely not worth the risk.  The Apple copy will carry a warranty and support of Apple.  You can never be sure of what you are getting when you buy software from on-line sources.

  • 8. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Ralph Landry1 wrote:

     

    If you want to be sure of the Snow Leopard copy you get, that it is authentic and undamaged, follow the advice of Niel, nonnday and Kurt...buy direct from Apple, not an on-line auction or seller...definitely not worth the risk.  The Apple copy will carry a warranty and support of Apple.  You can never be sure of what you are getting when you buy software from on-line sources.

    I'd still search Craigs locally if I were him.

    jeeeeeez.

    L   L

    $20-$30 bucks is all we're talkin here folks.

    If it's a Craigslist-found genuine Apple Install DVD, logo stamped on it & all, and you take your laptop to the seller's house to test it out first for readability, and it passes, & the price is right, then whoohooo. Yer done!

    Man. Sounds like boxthinking recently-converted tightey Windows folks in here..... lol

    KK

  • 9. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    $20-$30 bucks is all we're talkin here folks.

    That's not the point. Spend $20 and know you're getting a brand new, sealed copy of SL. You don't even have to leave your house to get it.

     

    There's a lot of garbage out there. Like this piece of junk in your "oh so great" Craig's List ads. Wants $15 more for a Drop In disk than a retail copy from Apple. If you don't know the difference, that's a disk which will only install SL on a drive which already has Leopard, 10.5.x on it. It was meant as a free upgrade disk for people who purchased a Mac which came with 10.5, but qualified for a free upgrade to 10.6.

     

    Then there's the hundreds of ads on Craig's List and eBay where sellers put the gray machine specific disks up for sale. Useless to anyone but those who have the exact same model Mac the disk is for.

     

    Helping others is fine. Leading them to overpriced, and often misrepresented items is not.

  • 10. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    mmmmmmkay.

    nevermind.

     

    But....

    Kurt Lang wrote:


    Spend $20 and know you're getting a brand new, sealed copy of SL. You don't even have to leave your house to get it.

    ....for only $20 bucks, yeah, I agree 100% I guess.

     

    Any other way, like Craigs, buyer beware. And prepared, with knowledge.

    Some are, some aren't, & some aren't but think they are. Or think they can fake it thru, or hope their naivete won't bite 'em in the butt & go marchin' on into the warzone anyways.

    hehe....  Culls the herd.

     

    KK

  • 11. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    Post redundant.

  • 12. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,445 points)

    Kurt, Water Cooler

  • 13. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    In addition to what has been said, Craig's List will often have burned, not original Apple, copies of software presented as "new." And years ago, I inquired about a particular Leopard offer on CL. My e-mail address was harvested and there was no end for a long period of time to spam with the subject "software download," including every imaginable variant of those two words.

     

    I learned a lesson and next time I would use a throwaway address.

     

    CL is a must avoid for software.

  • 14. Re: Where can I purchase OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    kevinkendall Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Holy crp......

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    LOL!!!

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