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Sounds as if Firmware Password Protection has been set up on the machine if it will not boot from the install disc, which is very often used at colleges, universities etc,. to discourage theft. If this is what it is take it back.

It may well be the dealer has purchased it in good faith. Here is a link to this style of protection:-

Setting up firmware password protection in Mac OS X
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