Unless you can get the eBay vendor to give you the serial number prior to your bidding for the item, letting you confirm that the software is (1) not pirated and (2) not already upgraded from, there isn't much you can do.
>From our experience at Adobe listening to tales of woe, eBay is really not a safe place to "buy" software. Also note that Adobe has been changing its policies with regards to what you can upgrade from. I don't know what if any changes have been made for FrameMaker upgrades, but you can't go back infinitely on any of the Creative Suite applications anymore! - Dov > -----Original Message----- > From: Daniel Emory > Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:54 AM > To: Framers List > Subject: Registering a new FrameMaker license > > I recall recent posts on this subject. Specifically > about buying an old version of frame from Ebay, and > then registering it with adobe so as to get the > upgrade price for the latest version. Apparently, part > of the problem is to be sure the copy is not already > registered to someone else. How can I be assured that > buying the product on Ebay is eligible for > registration in my name. > > Also, I looked aroun on the Adobe website for the > subject of how to register Framemaker as the crucial > step in buying an upgrade.