Getting what I paid for?

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  1. sprstu macrumors member

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    I just received my first ever Mac computer yesturday, and can honestly say that I am happyier than I could have imagined.
    Here is what I paid for:
    $999, + $84 tax, free shipping
    Referbished
    G4 Powerbook 12" 1Ghz
    Combo Druve
    40 gig harddrive
    256 ram
    256 cache
    OS X Panther iLife04

    Here is what arrived at my door:
    Referbished
    G4 Powerbook 12" 1.33 Ghz
    superdrive
    60gig harddrive
    512 cache
    265 ram
    Airport extreme
    OS X Tiger iLife 05 upgrade disks

    I think I got a good deal on this, and just wanted to share my success story with the y'all, the mac community.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Yikes, don't tell Apple about that. Looks like they sent the wrong thing!
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Wow you are so lucky. I'm happy for you, but woefully dissapointed for myself. :eek:
     
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    This happened to me with a Power Mac a couple of years ago. I order the 1.6GHz G5 and it had a gig of RAM. I called Apple to see what the deal was (I wasn't going to send it back regardless of what I was told). They told me that when someone returns a build-to-order computer, it costs more for them to have someone unpack and open up the computer to remove the upgraded components and replace them with stock components. Not to mention that then they have used upgraded components that they can't reuse in a new system.

    That is just another benefit to ordering refurbished computers from Apple, in my opinion. You never know what extras might be included.
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    You gotta love the refurbished store for this exact reason. I got free RAM and a bigger HD in my Power Mac. The only bad thing about the refurbished store: the cool box that Apple puts their equipment in is replaced by a generic brown one.

    Anyways, congratulations on the new computer! That sounds awesome!
     
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  8. sprstu thread starter macrumors member

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  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Who cares about the box...hhaha. Better change your sig!
     
  10. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    6 months isnt bad. Buy a Dell today and before it arrives its obsolete.

    Ill take 6 months any day.
     
  11. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Never said it was bad. Hence, my writing of "don't worry".
     
  12. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    Just please dont sing the "Dont worry , be happy" song. ;)
     
  13. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to Macrumors!
    and the Apple world.
    Now remember try not to waste all your money on Apple stuff from now on.


    It won't let you turn on your avatar because you didn't post 500 times yet.

    Don't worry, you'll get there one day, I know I did.
     
  14. sprstu thread starter macrumors member

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    ^^^^ thanks, I was wondering about that. I think I have almost 20 posts!
    *slowly climbing the lader
     
  15. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    that is a deal
    wow you have very good luck
     
  16. mpw Guest

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    Typical of my bad luck. I ordered;

    Refurbished
    G4 PowerBook 12" 1.33 Ghz
    Superdrive
    60gig harddrive
    512 cache
    265 ram
    Airport extreme
    OS X Tiger iLife 05 upgrade disks

    And only receievd this;

    Refurbished
    G4 PowerBook 12" 1Ghz
    Combo Drive
    40 gig harddrive
    256 ram
    256 cache
    OS X Panther iLife04

    …..wait a minute; I see what they’ve done. Listen I’ll PM you address and we can sort this out OK? ;)
     
  17. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Nope, sorry, different products, his was referbished. :p
     
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