View Full Version : Advice on selling my 17" Powerbook
Mar 18, 2006, 07:46 PM
sorry guys, I had to delete this thread because the links are killing my bandwidth for other things I have on there
Mar 18, 2006, 08:00 PM
Wow the bandwidth died, I'll post pictures elsewhere because the attachment feature is acting weird on these forums. Sorry guys
Mar 18, 2006, 08:23 PM
Hey guys, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum but I do not have enough posts to stick in Marketplace area. I'm just trying to get your opinion on something.
I'm selling my 17" Powerbook 1.67gHz G4 (Low Res model) w/ 1GB ram with Applecare and accessories for $1900. It comes with the original packaging, receipts, Applecare good till 03/26/08, iCurve, Tucano 2nd skin, Logitech MX1000 Mouse, Apple BT keyboard, extra battery and extra wall charger.
Am I asking too much? I've been having trouble selling it for about 2 weeks on Craigslist. Powerbook is in a very good condition, tiny little dent on the corner but from a drawer opening, never been dropped.
Opinions would be great, thanks people. Here are links to the package:
I think you will be lucky to get $1500. With the new MBPs available there isn't much of a market for a G4. Add to that, the 17" PB is kind of a niche product anyway, it may take you awhile to sell. Search on eBay and you can see what they are going for there.
Mar 18, 2006, 08:29 PM
You should always look around before pricing- particularly at the refurbs at the apple store. I agree it's a niche product- it's for a more specific type of customer than the 2 smaller sizes.
Mar 18, 2006, 08:53 PM
The Powerbook market is pretty brutual...
Your pretty much taking a huge loss on what you initially paid.
Is there a reason for selling the system? Upgrading or just need the cash?
A lot of smaller stores do trade in programs so you could see if they could cut you a deal.
Mar 18, 2006, 08:56 PM
the reason I'm selling is because I need a smaller powerbook, the desks are at my university are just too small to handle this thing.