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Lopez.T.H.
Sep 23, 2007, 09:22 PM
A local school district is selling its old G3 iBooks to district employees (my mother). They want $200 for a;

G3 900MHz PowerPC 750
14" Screen
384MB Ram
40 GB HD
AirPort 802.11B

Are they asking for a reasonable price?



FJ218700
Sep 23, 2007, 09:24 PM
given the processor speed, 14 inch screen, and airport card, sounds pretty good to me.

flopticalcube
Sep 23, 2007, 09:35 PM
http://www.mac2sell.net/

mkrishnan
Sep 23, 2007, 09:36 PM
Seems like a good price, if it's in good condition. :)

Lopez.T.H.
Sep 23, 2007, 09:40 PM
Thanks guys. Thats a good site there too. I guess it would be a decent buy. But... I would rather have something else :)

squeeks
Sep 23, 2007, 09:41 PM
ill take it

cheapest i can find on ebay is 300-400

flopticalcube
Sep 23, 2007, 09:55 PM
eBay is the place to sell Macs, not buy them. ;)

compuguy1088
Sep 23, 2007, 10:12 PM
A local school district is selling its old G3 iBooks to district employees (my mother). They want $200 for a;

G3 900MHz PowerPC 750
14" Screen
384MB Ram
40 GB HD
AirPort 802.11B

Are they asking for a reasonable price?

Yea, I would get it, but I do not thing your going to be running OSX on it, I would most likely stick with Linux.

CRAZYBUBBA
Sep 23, 2007, 10:49 PM
If I can run jaguar on my Imac g3, he can def run jaguar on the iBook.

Yea, I would get it, but I do not thing your going to be running OSX on it, I would most likely stick with Linux.

iTeen
Sep 23, 2007, 10:58 PM
my dumb school just recycled like 20 of these exact comps...i took two and sold them for $100 bucks a piece...and they were in perfect working order...

shu82
Sep 23, 2007, 10:59 PM
I have had a 900 ibook. Tiger works just fine. Even with that ram. I would up it to 640. Either way its a great laptop. Don't listen to these guys.

$300 at least

LizKat
Sep 23, 2007, 11:16 PM
I had a G3 900 (with the memory maxed), running Tiger, it was a little slow but not intolerable.

Good idea to find out what the optical drive is. Some of the older ibooks don't burn CDs, which is a drag. But that's a decent price for ibook w/ 14" screen.

Only thing is with G3 you run into limitations on video, I think you can't buy high quality video on iTunes Store with a G3 machine any more.

compuguy1088
Sep 23, 2007, 11:21 PM
If I can run jaguar on my Imac g3, he can def run jaguar on the iBook.

Ok, so you can run Jaguar on it, though linux is also another possibility, which runs very well with that amount of ram.

compuguy1088
Sep 23, 2007, 11:23 PM
I have had a 900 ibook. Tiger works just fine. Even with that ram. I would up it to 640. Either way its a great laptop. Don't listen to these guys.

$300 at least

Hey I didn't say they suck, I would still go for it, its a steal.

KingYaba
Sep 24, 2007, 12:06 AM
$200 is an excellent deal.

Lopez.T.H.
Sep 24, 2007, 10:44 PM
Thanks again for all the info guys. I think Im actually gonna get one. A playstation 3 can wait a few months.

compuguy1088
Sep 24, 2007, 11:28 PM
Thanks again for all the info guys. I think Im actually gonna get one. A playstation 3 can wait a few months.

Smart move :)

macduke
Sep 25, 2007, 02:55 AM
i would say buy as many as you can, resell them on ebay for 50-100% markup, use the profits to get a macbook. $200 for any sort of functional laptop is a steal. shoot, a couple years ago, and i'm not even making this up, i sold a pentium 1 - 150mhz mmx laptop with 72mb of ram, 28k modem, 1.2gb hard drive, 1mb video card with about 7 stuck pixels in various colors with a flickery screen and a non-working battery for $200. i bought it about 4 years before that for $200. its almost like laptops have a minimum price point of $200 regardless. almost...

Lopez.T.H.
Sep 26, 2007, 05:28 PM
Well, my mother talked to a tech guy today at the school she works at and he said they will also be selling the G4 iBooks that the school district bought. So the iBook has been put on hold until they offer the G4's.