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tarsierspectral
Apr 25, 2011, 08:43 PM
I just got myself MacBook Air 11" to replace my 12" PowerBook G4. The G4 works just fine except the battery. I've been using it always plugged in for probably 2 or 3 years now. Everything works just fine otherwise. So, now I don't know what to do with it. Sell it on ebay? I doubt anyone would be interested, I mean I see others on ebay not selling. Craigslist? Again, who will want it??? So what should I do with it? Recycle with Apple? I feel that would be a waste too since the computer is functional. What would you do with it?



Legion93
Apr 25, 2011, 08:45 PM
Chuck it in the bin.

alust2013
Apr 25, 2011, 08:56 PM
Keep it around as a spare, give to a friend/family member that doesn't have a working computer, or donate it could be some options.

flopticalcube
Apr 25, 2011, 09:03 PM
Some ideas: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-cool-uses-for-old-computers-and-laptops/

A spare is always a good thing.

adcx64
Apr 25, 2011, 09:14 PM
File server?

Spare?

Give it to a relative?

fun173
Apr 25, 2011, 09:18 PM
Chuck it in the bin.

You sick ^*#& :p.

OP: You could always keep it, sell it or give it to a relative. Those are excellent little machines and it would be a complete waste to recycle it with :apple: They are also becoming collectible

Legion93
Apr 25, 2011, 09:21 PM
You sick ^*#& :p.

OP: You could always keep it, sell it or give it to a relative. Those are excellent little machines and it would be a complete waste to recycle it with :apple: They are also becoming collectible

I heard museums are very interested in the product, especially my local antiques dealer.

PowerGamerX
Apr 25, 2011, 10:11 PM
You could always give it to me. :o

chrismacguy
Apr 26, 2011, 03:07 AM
I heard museums are very interested in the product, especially my local antiques dealer.

Somehow I doubt it... my local one still refuses to class my PowerMac 8100 as an antique... and thats much older :p

ktbubster
Apr 26, 2011, 03:21 AM
Ummm actually, it looks like in the past few days there have been a number of successful ebay sales for these (looked at the completed listings), from anywhere from 50 (for parts) to 125 to 250 depending on condition... that's a nice small chunk of change - 100 bucks, nothing to scoff at, could buy a nice case for your new one, or an nano!

I'd list it and see what you get.

craigslist sales around here seem to be sitting at about 150-250 on these as well

NZed
Apr 26, 2011, 04:33 AM
Chuck it in the bin.


WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? Never do that to a mac!!!! You could always keep it. Server?

Keep it for your child's child and let them sell it as an antique! lol

tarsierspectral
Apr 26, 2011, 10:02 AM
THANKS EVERYONE, lots of great ideas!

-tWv-
May 6, 2011, 11:25 PM
Specs? Condition? I might be interested..