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Mammoth
Sep 27, 2006, 05:24 PM
I'm really liking the look of a 12" Powerbook for school (Even though I'm sure my mom wouldn't let me have one) with it's light weight, relatively high power, and reliability compared to the Intel 'books. About how much are they worth now and are they a good buy?



BurtonCCC
Sep 27, 2006, 05:29 PM
I have a flawless (I'm kind of a huge Mac nerd, so I keep everything perfect) one that I'll be selling in May because I need a machine that can run Windows. I personally do not know the exact value, but if you're looking for one, I can tell you that you're not going to find one as clean and functional as mine anymore. Also, I'll include the discs for Macromedia Studio MX 2004, which is already installed. There's a ton of other useful stuff already on it as well. Anyways, if you need any more information, you can PM me or get me on AIM at Letmecomehome.

Daniel.

EDIT: Also, it's part of the battery recall, so a brand new battery is on the way.

xfiftyfour
Sep 27, 2006, 06:00 PM
on eBay, most are in the $800 range.. some go as cheap as $650 though.

notjustjay
Sep 27, 2006, 06:17 PM
I posted a feeler in the Marketplace today and people have told me that a unit similar to mine has sold here on MR for as little as $450. That's a lot less than I hoped to get, though :P It does seem like quite a range depending on options and stuff.

I see you're in Canada, so if you're really interested in a 12" PB and I decide to sell mine (still not 100% sure), maybe we can talk. I'm located in Ottawa by the way.

Mammoth
Sep 27, 2006, 06:21 PM
I posted a feeler in the Marketplace today and people have told me that a unit similar to mine has sold here on MR for as little as $450. That's a lot less than I hoped to get, though :P It does seem like quite a range depending on options and stuff.

I see you're in Canada, so if you're really interested in a 12" PB and I decide to sell mine (still not 100% sure), maybe we can talk. I'm located in Ottawa by the way.
How fast was the processor of the $450 sell? I really want one that is 1.5Ghz.

Josephkyles
Sep 27, 2006, 06:26 PM
I just sold mine the other week on Ebay, it sold for 1,100$. Although I think that is a bit high. It was also in perfect condition.

notjustjay
Sep 27, 2006, 09:51 PM
How fast was the processor of the $450 sell? I really want one that is 1.5Ghz.

I don't know. Mine's only 1.0 GHz though.

Coca-Cola
Sep 27, 2006, 10:29 PM
I bet you can find one at lowendmac.com for a dirt cheap price. My 867 powerbook can't run video from itunes without stuttering. Other than that my powerbook is great and will probably last forever. As soon as I can scrap together some extra cash I will buy the Macbook or an iMac. I am getting a bit tired of the little screen. 20 inches of iMac would be so awesome. I think I can hold off until 10.5 comes installed.

kgarchar
Sep 27, 2006, 10:43 PM
I'm going to be getting a 1.5 ghz powerbook with combo drive and 512 mb ram for $750. Is this a good price or should I try to go lower?

Coca-Cola
Sep 27, 2006, 11:59 PM
Thats a good deal. I would only sell my old powerbook for around 650 dollars and it's not as fast.

BurtonCCC
Sep 28, 2006, 12:20 AM
Just for the record, my computer is 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, and SuperDrive. Because of the amount of expensive software installed, I wouldn't be able to go too much lower than $1,000. I've got absolutely everything that came with it and I'll include a neoprene laptop sleeve and a messenger bag for it, both made by Incase.

Daniel.

generik
Sep 28, 2006, 12:34 AM
"Macs have great resale value" :rolleyes:

Superdrive
Sep 28, 2006, 02:02 AM
Last month, I sold my 1.5Ghz, Superdrive, 768mb, 12" for $800. It had minor cosmetic issues, which brought the price down. Even as things stand, anything under 1k is a good deal for any newer 12", in my opinion.

eXan
Sep 28, 2006, 03:45 AM
The prices you talk about here are REALLY low!

Here, a new 1.5 GHz 12" PowerBook is slightly above 2100$ :eek: - thats 40$ less than black MacBook

:D I love my country ;)