$239.40 for a New Set of Restore CDs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jaw04005, May 6, 2005.

  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    I misplaced my software kit, and called Apple today to see about ordering a replacement set of 12 discs (1 application cd, 1 Mac OS X cd, 1 OS 9.2 cd, 9 software restore cds).

    The representative told me that each disc cost $19.95 plus tax, bringing my total for a software kit to $239.40. :eek:

    Anyone else think that is ridiculous? Maybe $19.95-29.95 for the entire kit. Gosh. Needless to say, I think I will keep looking for the software set.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    That is pretty ridiculous...you're saying that for the 9 CD set of restore discs, they're actually charging you 9 times? Since you want several unrelated things, I could see a total of 4 charges, but 12 is silly.... Isn't the software restore available as a DVD? And why do you need the OS X and OS 9 disks if you get the software restore CD or DVD?
     
  3. jaw04005 thread starter macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    The rep (Tier 2 level) said that each disc cost $19.95, and that I could purchase any disc individually, but for the entire set it would cost $239.40.

    If I wanted software restore cd 2 of 9, I could purchase just disc 2 for $19.95.

    They don't offer my iMac G4's restore cds on a DVD. I personally don't use the restore cds, however I wanted the complete set in case if I ever sold the iMac G4. The person I sold it to might want to restore the computer back to its orginal settings.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Guess it's off to eBay you go... Although I'm sure that most buyers would look more favorably on a free copy of Tiger than on Restore CDs, and at this rate, that'll be a lot cheaper! :D

    Alternatively, I think in this limited case, you would be very justified in getting someone who has a similar model to burn you copies. Shhhhh...don't tell anyone I said. But $240 for a new copy of discs to which you already hold a license is senseless....
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Whats on these 9 CDs? If its the same thing thats on, say, one or 2 PowerMac restore DVDs, you could get everything for a lot cheaper
     

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