Getting what I paid for?

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sprstu

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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.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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Yikes, don't tell Apple about that. Looks like they sent the wrong thing!
 

devilot

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May 1, 2005
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Wow you are so lucky. I'm happy for you, but woefully dissapointed for myself. :eek:
 

topgunn

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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.
 

tobefirst

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Jan 24, 2005
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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!
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Arcus said:
6 months isnt bad. Buy a Dell today and before it arrives its obsolete.

Ill take 6 months any day.
Never said it was bad. Hence, my writing of "don't worry".
 

Sharewaredemon

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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.


sprstu said:
Help! user CP wont let me turn on my avitar. Im a bumbling retard with a keyboard.
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.
 

doucy2

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sprstu said:
^^^^ thanks, I was wondering about that. I think I have almost 20 posts!
*slowly climbing the lader
that is a deal
wow you have very good luck
 

mpw

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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? ;)
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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mpw said:
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? ;)
Nope, sorry, different products, his was referbished. :p
 

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