Coppermine wrote:I thought OEM was a designation specifically for hardware
Negative. OEM software is software that is meant to be bundled with another purchase (e.g. a computer). You might get an OEM copy of Windows when you buy a new computer. Of course, eBay kind of looks the other way when it comes to this, so sellers need only claim in their listing that some piece of "non-peripheral" hardware will be included to satisfy the eBay requirements. Often, OEM software like Windows and others will note on the packaging that it may only be sold with a Dell (or HP, etc.) computer. This warning is generally ignored, of course.