mac book questions and imac g5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 4leaf, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    hi all

    im from ireland and in 3 months im moving to new zealand
    i have an imac g5 isight and an ibook g4.
    im going to be selling my ibook cos i need the cash and it doesnt burn dvds.very important for the course im going to be doing in nz.
    i really wanna bring my imac as i only got it b4 christmas. but how will i get it over there?has anyone ever moved a machine like this that far?id be so afraid of it getting damaged!

    so my options are 1) bringing it with me somehow?
    2) making a friend swap his powerbook g4 with my imac till i get back
    3) or sellign my imac and ibook and buying a second hand pbook
    4) or sell the imac and ibook and buy a mac book pro...thing is will the final cut and other programs i have work with it?i heard because of the intel chip all software has to be bought again?is this true?


    can anyone help?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the box the iMac G5 came in? Obviously, since Apple ships these computers in these boxes, they are made for global shipping/transport. You could FedEx the box to where you will be unless you want to try and get it on a plane. However, I know none of the flying rules when it comes to desktops; someone else will have to comment on that.

    I would say to hang on to your iMac and figure out a transport method.
     
  3. macrumors Penryn

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    You could also ask in the marketplace (You'll need 100 posts first.) or look on eBay for an empty iMac G5 box. My box is in good condition and I use it every time I move my iMac. It's just missing the UPC. :D
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    i have the original box, i just used it to move house...would it be mad to ship it over, wouldnt it get damaged?
     
  5. j26
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    j26

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    Maybe sell 'em both and get an imac over there?

    a 17" iMac costs €1,200 (€1,600 for the 20") on the Aussie website, and you should get some off for the educational discount. Dunno about the software - you might have to buy some.

    It would probably cost a good few quid to get it shipped over, and it might just be cheaper to get it over there.

    If you are considering selling the G5, PM me. I might possibly be interested.
     

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