I have a
mid 2012 macbook pro. I just wiped my mac HD and reinstalled macOS 10.8 mountain lion. Now I am trying to upgrade from mountain lion to high sierra. When I click the get button for high sierra in the app store it says:
Please click Billing Info to approve your billing information for use in the iTunes Store. If you cancel you will not be able to buy until you have approved your billing information.
And then when I proceed it says:
To make changes to your payment information, you need to upgrade your Mac to the latest version of macOS.
How can I get out of this chicken and egg issue and upgrade my macOS?
I tried updating my billing info via the apple store website and then restarting my mac but that didn't change the above situation.