No redemption codes for Mavericks exist

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by renee_yuh, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. renee_yuh Suspended

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    So apparently there's no legitimate avenue to acquire/purchase a two-year-old OS. Apple tech support flat out told me there aren't any redemption codes for Mavericks, even after escalating to the top of the iTunes chain-of-command. Isn't that ridiculous?

    The icing on the cake was that Apple could offer me codes for Lion and Mountain Lion free of charge. What a joke.
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  3. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Why would there be a redemption code for a free product?
     
  4. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Because nowadays if you haven't downloaded Mavericks previously, then you can't clean install it unless you get it from other sources.
     
  5. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    I get that but since it was free, there's no need for any redemption code. I agree that Apple should just make it available though, given that it's still supported (but maybe too many people would download it instead of 10.11.x ;))
     
  6. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Yeap, that's how you get the "iOS X has 80-90% market share in 2 weeks". You pretty much "force" people to update prompting them every single time, taking space on your drive and not letting it go. At least they aren't that strict on OS X.
     

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