This contribution enables you to show sold out / out of stock products just like other normal products, but without the ability to add them to the shopping cart. Instead, a "sold out" button (inactive) is shown.
Please note that if the status of a product is set to "out of stock" by the administrator but the product quantity is greater than zero - this contribution will still show a "sold out" image. So it shows a product as "sold out" if the product quantity is zero OR the product status is zero i.e. out of stock.
The product count in the categories box also includes sold out items (though it is very easy for you to change that if you like). Product listing for any category doesn't show the "buy now" button if "sold out conditions" (as detailed above) are met.
. Tested on oscommerce-2.2ms2-060817.
. Includes HTML manual with checkboxes to monitor your progress through the steps.
. Includes screenshots.
. Full package.