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lancebug
Jan 11, 2006, 05:49 PM
I was about to buy a new powerbook when the macbooks were announced. Thing is I still want the powerbook. The reasons vary (2x firewires is one). Another is I want to get a pricebreak and I dont want to cope with buggy software and upgrade issues. My real POINT is this: how and where (and when) to get the best price now on a g4 15" (M9969LLA). Certainly they cant stay up at $1.9k-$2k now that the mactel books are out. Any ideas?



Abstract
Jan 11, 2006, 05:52 PM
You know, for the next few months, yes the PBs will stay at the same price as the MacTels.

ieani
Jan 11, 2006, 06:26 PM
I was about to buy a new powerbook when the macbooks were announced. Thing is I still want the powerbook. The reasons vary (2x firewires is one). Another is I want to get a pricebreak and I dont want to cope with buggy software and upgrade issues. My real POINT is this: how and where (and when) to get the best price now on a g4 15" (M9969LLA). Certainly they cant stay up at $1.9k-$2k now that the mactel books are out. Any ideas?

The best place is prob here, from some broke bloke, who simply cannot wait for the cash to get his hands on a new Macbook pro.

DavidCL23
Jan 11, 2006, 06:31 PM
I have a brand new 17" model if you are interested in buying it for $1800 we have a deal :)

ITASOR
Jan 11, 2006, 06:41 PM
Yeah, check out the marketplace. I've seen two for around $1400+shipping and one even lower!

Eidorian
Jan 11, 2006, 06:45 PM
http://www.lowendmac.com/ibook/deals.html

Check here in a few weeks to see what happens to the G4 prices. I agree with the Marketplace suggestion too.

spencecb
Jan 11, 2006, 07:01 PM
I have a 1 GHz G4 15" Aluminum PowerBook that I am considering selling. I used it as my primary computer for a bout a year, until I bought my iMac G5, now I rarely use the PowerBook. Interested in it?