General Question about buying a new Mac in USA

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by macmunch, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. macmunch macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    Iam from Germany and have the cahnce to buy a new G5 cheap from the USA.

    But I have one Problem is it right that when you start your new Mac the first time it only asks you after Spanish or English language ?

    Here in Germany a Mac has nearly all Languages of the World ?!

    I ask beacause I dont have a German verion of OS X 10.3

    I own a G4/400 Os 9 :D

    Thank you 4 help
     
  2. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember what my language options were when I got my new computer, but I could have sworn there were more options than just English and Spanish. I'm sure German was one of the options. I bought my Mac in the States and I can change the language of it to just about anything, including German. Even if the initial options are just English and Spanish, I'm sure you'd be able switch it to German after setup.
     
  3. cfd macrumors member

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    Two items, if you're planning on an iMac G5, you'll need to swap out the power supply. The iMac G5 PS is US (110) only.Contact Apple and for $$, they will send you a new one. If it is a PM G5, no problem.

    When you first start up the unit and the language options are presented, there should be a checkbox on the bottom of the dialog box "Show All". This will show all available options.
     
  4. macmunch thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. macmunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    The iMac is the only Mac with that problem right ?

    How much will such a PS cost ?
     
  6. cfd macrumors member

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    Correct

    Not sure, but a reasonable guess is ~$125 US
     
  7. macmunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm ok thats not that much ...

    We save much money when we buy in US :D

    Hey another question warrenty is world wide right ?
     
  8. cfd macrumors member

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    Update to my previous post, this issue only effects iMac G5's purchased in the US or Japan.

    The warranty is valid on units purchased AND registered to owners in the US.
     
  9. macmunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    no sorry i meant a Mac bought in US has warrenty world wide for example in Germany right ?
     
  10. cfd macrumors member

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    In short, no. The full explanation can be found at:
    Support

    In that article it states: "Desktop Apple products introduced after 1998-01-01 are covered by regional limited warranties. Products may be repaired under warranty only in the region or country where they were purchased. The United States and Canada form a region, as do the member states of the European Union, Switzerland and Norway. Example: an iMac purchased in the United States may only be repaired under warranty in the U.S. or Canada. It may not be repaired under warranty in Mexico, or in the European region."
     
  11. macmunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    i thought something like that !

    Its incredible the € is so heavy but we pay much much more than you in the states ! Thats simply not fair ...

    example: I would buy a 2x2GHz G5 + Geforce GT + 20" Cinema

    i would pay here as student 4600 € !!!!

    If i import my package from the States i pay only 2800 € (No EDU)!!!!!! Imagine that thats hard ...
    even with Tax I would pay 3364 € still 1300 € under the local EDU price !
    Hard ...


    not fair and than they wonder with bad sales in Europe ? ....

    So I must save money longer ...

    sorry Apple no new PowerMac for me
     

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