Resolved iMac selling issue - HELP!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Nilscollection, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Nilscollection, Aug 24, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

    Nilscollection macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2011
    The Netherlands

    I'm having some difficulties with the person who has bought my iMac G5 yesterday. A friend of mine told her that I was selling my iMac and she was interested, so she bought it yesterday.

    The ATM wasn't working properly so she could only get € 250 out of it. She said she was going to transfer the remaining € 150 to my bank account right when she got home.

    But that's not the problem. I got an e-mail from her yesterday evening, and she said that she can't run the applications she wanted, because it has a PowerPC-processor instead of an Intel.

    I have mentioned the PowerPC-processor three times in the advert, I even said that it was the latest iMac before the Intel-switch. During the sale I've also told her that she was going to need PowerPC-software.
    The woman also told me she had an iMac G4 once, so I think she must be aware of the difference between PowerPC and Intel.

    If she wants me to take back the computer, should I? And if she hasn't transferred the money to my bank account yet, what should I do?

    I really need your help, because I've already made plans buying an Aluminum iMac today with the money from the G5.
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    its not your fault, if she cant read and inform herself , you are only the seller , but maybe thats what she has done ...informed herself
    so dont wait for the remaining €150, €250 is already a great deal for a G5 considering the issues with bad caps, screen issues those G5 develop sooner or later, anything more is unrealistic , and thats possibly why she wants to get out of the deal
  3. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2005
    Most people don't understand what the differences in internal architecture of the intel Macs means in relation to the older powerpc chips. If the buyer truly understands that they are buying outdated hardware(5+ years old) that is running outdated software(old,old OSX) and probably won't be able to find much software that runs on powerpc hardware, then no, no refund. However, if the buyer doesn't understand exactly what they are buying it's up to you and what you can live with. You can always lie but hey it's all up to you.
  4. Nilscollection thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Alright, problem is solved.

    It seems she wanted to run Photoshop CS5 and Aperture on the iMac. I told her Photoshop CS3 (which I installed for her already) / CS4 does the job just as good and Aperture 2 runs on PowerPC as well.

    I've got my money, she's got the iMac - so I will be getting the new iMac today!


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