OS X trade up program?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jchildress, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. jchildress macrumors member

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    A friend of mine gave me a Power Mac that he doesn't use anymore and he had Tiger installed on it. I have the Tiger retail box and all of it's contents. Is there any place I can go to trade up Tiger for Leopard paying a smaller amount compared to just buying Leopard out right?

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  2. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    hehe... yea.. it's here... or ebay... basically, sell tiger, buy leopard. you can probably buy leopard for about $80... and sell tiger for maybe $30 - $40?
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    That's true and would be form of tradeup- but I think you would find that making it clear that you have a retail boxed version of Tiger when selling would bring quite a bit higher prices than was predicted above! ;) There is still a lot of demand for retail Tiger disks, particularly when you look at other sources for it and the pricing it is offered for even used (Amazon marketplace sellers, etc.). With a combination of selling the retail package and some smart shopping for the Leopard package I would bet you could essentially break even in the end without too much sweat.
     
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    Be careful though. Those tiger discs, if retail, are only for PPC. Most people are looking to put tiger on their intel mac, and those won't work.
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Yes, that is a point- unless you get the retail one that was released later that carried 10.4.6, since that one was a universal version for both PPC and Intel. The initial retail disks were indeed PPC only as the Intel transition had not begun when they were initially released.

    To the OP- you definitely should determine which yours is and make it a point in your auction if you want to avoid hassles later from an unknowing buyer!
     

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