Refurb G4 Powermac & OSX.3 offer?

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  1. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious... If I buy a refurbished Power Mac from the Apple store online in the next few weeks, would it qualify for the Panther upgrade for $19.95? Or am I stuck with whatever OS it comes with?

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  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Refurb G4 Powermac & OSX.3 offer?

    Well when I talked with Apple about this exact same subject last week no one there really knew if it did or not. I should be able to let you know for sure tomorrow though when my refurb PowerMac shows up and I have the full S/N to enter into the up-to-date program application box.
     
  3. djtet macrumors regular

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    I ordered a ref powermac from apple on 9/23 and I couldn't receive the update...however if you order after 10/8 maybe you will?!?!?
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I ordered mine on Friday. It will be here tomorrow. As soon as I have the full S/N I will let everyone know.
     
  5. robeen macrumors newbie

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    I thought in the announcemnt from apple they said all new macs...I would be surprisedif refurb was considered new...

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/

    note it says "qualifying new" - then there is a list...

    hope i am wrong for you guys' sakes.

    rob
     
  6. scat999999 macrumors regular

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    Re: Refurb G4 Powermac & OSX.3 offer?

    I spoke to Apple this morning about this very issue, as I'm contemplating a refurbished unit. After putting me on hold while he went to check, they told me that the $19.95 upgrade would apply to all units purchased after 10/8, including reburshed ones.



     
  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Refurb G4 Powermac & OSX.3 offer?

    Well that's good because when I talked to them they didn't have a clue. Maybe my call caused a stir and they took the time to figure out what to do. I'll let you know for absolutely sure when I get my computer today and try to get my discounted 10.3.
     
  8. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    As you all know I just recently purchased a refurb PowerMac. When I called they couldn't process the up-to-date order because the serial number wouldn't process. They told me to fill out one of the forms and send it in. So I did and they accepted it and my order has been placed.

    So yes, refurb Macs do count.
     
  9. jrv3034 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent! Thanks, MacBandit. I'm still not quite sure if I'll be getting a Refurb, but this definitely helps with my decision.
     
  10. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    I returned my 17" iMac bought on the 15th because they could not give me a firm answer. Oh well.
     
  11. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    That's too bad. I called again today and they said it went out USPS last Friday.
     

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