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shogokuma
Dec 28, 2006, 02:58 PM
I have a powerbook G4 12'' that a friend of a friend wants to buy from me, i dont really use it, how much should i sell it considering that guy is not my friend and i dont want to make a friend price.

i alswo have 768mb ram in it, dvd burner, 80GB hd

Phil



Fearless Leader
Dec 28, 2006, 03:05 PM
which revision is it and how long have you had it?

shogokuma
Dec 28, 2006, 04:32 PM
its the last one i bought in december 2005

Fearless Leader
Dec 28, 2006, 05:19 PM
I'd say at least 1100 no more than 1400. American. I'm awful at converting units or currencies, so you can do it yourself, :cool:

pianoman
Dec 28, 2006, 06:05 PM
the prices on eBay are much lower than i expected - i'm seeing prices as low as US$500 for loaded 12" PBs. of course, you should expect to get at least double that but i would draw the line at US$1200. of course, i don't know what condition it's in or what extras you might include.

dan-o-mac
Dec 28, 2006, 06:30 PM
I had the 1.5 12" powerbook in not so great condition that I traded for a 20" cinema display.

Losium
Dec 28, 2006, 06:46 PM
I think you guys have it all wrong. Ebay is a good indicator of what people are willing to spend on a computer. Actually, it's an indicator of the maximum someone would spend. If you can sell it on Ebay for only like 500, I wouldn't be expecting anything near 1200 US. Maybe you could get 800 or so, but 1200 come on...

Fearless Leader
Dec 28, 2006, 07:13 PM
500 USD sounds waaaayyy too low. 3 months ago stock 12" latest rev went for near 1000.

shogokuma
Dec 28, 2006, 10:32 PM
my the guy is willing to pay 900$ cnd wich is close to 780usd too low or ok

MaaseyRacer
Dec 28, 2006, 10:53 PM
two-fity.

fivetoadsloth
Dec 28, 2006, 11:04 PM
my the guy is willing to pay 900$ cnd wich is close to 780usd too low or ok

Eeh.. Id say close but ok. Hes your friend, give him a bonus :). All in all i tihnk that is fair though you might be able to scrounge up a bit more.

Acehigh
Dec 28, 2006, 11:25 PM
500 USD sounds waaaayyy too low. 3 months ago stock 12" latest rev went for near 1000.

3 months ago they didnt have a free CS3 beta out. Prices will drop when that is release. $1000 to much, should be around $600-700 max if you have all the boxes.

mick4394
Dec 29, 2006, 07:33 AM
Has anyone checked out the prices on refurbed Macbooks and Macbook Pros lately? I'd say that has something to do with the drop in Powerbook resale value.

The size of the 12" Powerbook is great. But, even people who are size whores will have a hard time paying the same price, or more, for dead end technology.

Abraxsis
Dec 29, 2006, 07:57 AM
I sold my Powerbook 12" 1GHz maxed RAM, 80 giger, Combo drive on eBay about three months ago. It sold for 750.00 USD, and that was after I had listed it three times and lowered the Buy It Now from the initial 950.00. I think your friend's offer is reasonable, take it an run while you still can.

jne381
Dec 29, 2006, 08:30 AM
As a consumer, I would love a 12 inch Powerbook. This is simply because there is not a 12 inch MacBook pro. That being said, I wouldn't pay much more than $500 for it because it is sitting dead in the water in terms of technology. If I was going to spend more than $500, I would just put it towards a low end MBP and cope with the size.

mariahlullaby
Dec 29, 2006, 09:47 AM
I'd say about $700.

shogokuma
Dec 29, 2006, 09:58 AM
ok thanks 900 it is, hes not really my and also considering that there is no apple store anywhere in town or in the province.

macnvrbck
Dec 29, 2006, 10:29 AM
dead in the water in terms of technology......

I wouldn't go that far.... (From a humble Powerbook owner.)

B

AppleIntelRock
Dec 30, 2006, 11:44 PM
Eeh.. Id say close but ok. Hes your friend, give him a bonus :). All in all i tihnk that is fair though you might be able to scrounge up a bit more.

He isn't his friend. He's a friend of a friend. I'd say ask for 50cnd more.

Fearless Leader
Dec 31, 2006, 08:55 AM
3 months ago they didnt have a free CS3 beta out. Prices will drop when that is release. $1000 to much, should be around $600-700 max if you have all the boxes.

good point

He isn't his friend. He's a friend of a friend. I'd say ask for 50cnd more.

is their some sort of formula im not aware of?

thegoldenmackid
Dec 31, 2006, 03:14 PM
i agree, 950cnd soundz fair....i would prbly ask more than that...but he's ur frend's frend...so itz a slight discount

adamyoshida
Jan 2, 2007, 12:48 AM
my the guy is willing to pay 900$ cnd wich is close to 780usd too low or ok

Take it and run.

MacBook refurbs were going for $950 last week on the Canadian iTunes store.

Mammoth
Jan 2, 2007, 01:01 AM
Take it and run.

MacBook refurbs were going for $950 last week on the Canadian iTunes store.

You'd need alot of $20 gift cards to get that. ;)

adamyoshida
Jan 2, 2007, 01:28 AM
You'd need alot of $20 gift cards to get that. ;)

Boy oh boy.

It's late, it's the day after New Years', cut me a break.

Heh, heh, heh.

AppleIntelRock
Jan 2, 2007, 03:34 AM
is their some sort of formula im not aware of?

I suppose:

I have a powerbook G4 12'' that a friend of a friend wants to buy from me, i dont really use it, how much should i sell it considering that guy is not my friend and i dont want to make a friend price.

i alswo have 768mb ram in it, dvd burner, 80GB hd

Phil