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ceruleanventure
Jul 12, 2006, 06:44 PM
I've been searching ebay determined to buy a 867mhz model 12 inch powerbook (for traveling) however the prices seem to be all over the place. What do you think is a reasonable price for one? I don't want to pay too much (obviously) Also, is there some website that list the current going price or value of used apple computers? Thanks



eidrunner247
Jul 12, 2006, 06:53 PM
Depends what you want to do with it. Does RAM matter? Does it have to be a Superdrive, or can it be a Combo? For that price, I think around 650 (give or take) would be reasonable. But as you know, that can vary depending on other things. I might be wrong, but look at the result of this auction for you to have an idea. And if you don't need Superdrive, consider that the price will be a little bit lower. Hope this helps.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-12-Powerbook-867Mhz-Wi-Fi-SuperDrive-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ140005019065QQihZ004QQcategoryZ14909QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

ceruleanventure
Jul 12, 2006, 07:05 PM
Thanks eidrunner247, the amount of RAM doesn't matter, I'm guessing 256 to 512 would be fine. Doesn't need superdrive or a big hd or anything special. And the 867mhz processor is fine for me since this would be a back up or travel computer. Btw, if anyone has one for sale, I'd be interested in what you have to offer :)

Shasta
Jul 12, 2006, 07:07 PM
As much as you are willing to pay :p
http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-29296-2357-0?uid=63001037&site=0&ver=LCA080805&item=260005316468&lk=URL

Shameless I know, but seriously. Basic un-upgraded 12" 867s I think are worth around $550ish, you could probably find them cheaper.

Shasta

eidrunner247
Jul 12, 2006, 07:12 PM
And just another thing to keep in mind. Computers generally go for more or less depending on the seller. If the seller has less than 15 feedback then I feel they go for less, but there can also be more risk with that... I try to go from people that have feedback with more than 50, (or around there).

oh Shasta - didn't now that was your auction. I wasn't trying to take a swipe at you with my post! (but in general, that's my rule of thumb)

ceruleanventure
Jul 12, 2006, 07:12 PM
Shasta, is that your auction? ;) While it would be nice to have an unlimited budget (lol), mine is in the $400 to $500 range.

generik
Jul 12, 2006, 07:14 PM
$400 is a bit low, but you should do ok with $500 ;)

Shasta
Jul 12, 2006, 07:18 PM
Shasta, is that your auction? ;) While it would be nice to have an unlimited budget (lol), mine is in the $400 to $500 range.

Yep, so bid high and bid often!
Daddy needs a new macbook

haha


Do it.


Shasta

ceruleanventure
Jul 12, 2006, 07:18 PM
Yah, I figured $400 is a bit low, part of that is my mac newbieness and the other part is the possibility that a powerbook could cost that much due to small defect or something. I have seen some ebay auctions that ended with that amount because of something as fixable as stickers on the lid or a missing foot. Oh well, lol. Anyone who is selling, feel free to post :) And if anyone has any more advice, the same goes for you too :)

LBmacman
Jul 12, 2006, 10:03 PM
What about a 1.33 GHz one? How much should they go for?

l3lue
Jul 12, 2006, 10:40 PM
Also, is there some website that list the current going price or value of used apple computers? Thanks

Yep, LINK (http://everymac.com/systems/by_casetype/index.html)

baby duck monge
Jul 12, 2006, 11:11 PM
Yep, LINK (http://everymac.com/systems/by_casetype/index.html)


Of course, no one on these boards is likely to give you the amount they say on that site. Though if there is anyone who would, I would be fairly interested in selling them the PowerBook in my sig. It's in great shape and has just about 2 years left on AppleCare!