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TopGear300
Feb 29, 2008, 04:40 PM
Hello there!

If you check any of my other thread's you will see that I have been in the market for an :apple: PowerBook! I own a new iMac and am in love with it, I just really want the PowerBook for the wireless. Jumping online and writing documents not stuck up in a dark gloomy office is what Im after here so after long search I found this:

A 15.2" PowerBook runnin at 1.25 ghz with a G4
768 mb of memory
A SuperDrive
A BackLit keyboard (which Im just in love with :D:D)
Original powercable
Says the battery will hold about a 2-2.5 hour charge


Now heres the catch:
It had a 80gb hdd but it crashed and the owner had to put in a 20 gb hdd due to $$$ problems? He says it runs fine now, should I be worried?
He also does not have the original box.

But thats it!?! Nothing else I can think of worries me! He had it on eBay but no one bought it, only had a few pictures on the original listing and have requested a few more pics. He said he will send them ASAP and just reassures me that it has the usual wear and tear and thats it ( never dropped, etc...)

What do you guys think?? Should I be asking to see anything else or want to know anything else before the purchase??? Should I go for it??

THANKS GUYS!! :apple:



TEG
Feb 29, 2008, 04:43 PM
Sounds ok to me.

TEG

cherry su
Feb 29, 2008, 04:46 PM
Wow that's a really good price! You could probably throw a new 80GB hard drive for less than $60 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380+1035907889&name=ATA-6).

aethelbert
Feb 29, 2008, 05:16 PM
Yeah, if you get it upgrade the hard drive. 20GB will even slow down the OS.

TopGear300
Feb 29, 2008, 07:41 PM
THANKS!!!

Im going to wait to see the pics but I can see what will stop me from buying it other than any unusual gouges or slices in it! I did plan on upgrading it to at least an original 80gb HDD!

Do you guys think I should try and talk him down on the price a little?

I want t buy it a new HDD (min $60/min 80gb) A new battery ( found a brand new one on eBay for $60), I would also like to put more memory in it, I want one 1 gb chip in their (and asuming that 768 is in their means a 512mb and a 256mb chip is in thier I will be running 1gb and a keep the 512mb. I will also throw either leopard or tiger on there which I have both of the instal discs but he dosent know that :D:D so I can say im dropping $129 their as well!!

Any input appreciated!!!
:apple:

Reflow
Feb 29, 2008, 08:00 PM
Do you guys think I should try and talk him down on the price a little?



Just buy it. It really sound like a good deal. As you can always upgrade it later if you want.

TopGear300
Feb 29, 2008, 09:58 PM
Hahaha well I can't argue with that logic!

What should a laptop like this normally go for?
:apple:

aethelbert
Feb 29, 2008, 10:00 PM
Hahaha well I can't argue with that logic!

What should a laptop like this normally go for?
:apple:
I would guess $500-$600, but I could be way off. Is this running Panther or Tiger?

FF_productions
Feb 29, 2008, 10:26 PM
I would guess $500-$600, but I could be way off. Is this running Panther or Tiger?

500-ish seems like the range.

In the 600's/700's your entering the 1.67 ghz G4's.

Good deal though, I'd buy it.

TopGear300
Mar 2, 2008, 07:25 PM
I would guess $500-$600, but I could be way off. Is this running Panther or Tiger?

Was running Tiger BUT.... when he put in the new HDD in he loaded Panther?

Abstract
Mar 2, 2008, 07:49 PM
I don't know the details, but if you want to work wirelessly, I'd get a new battery, harddisk, and more RAM. I owned a 1.0 GHz 12" PowerBook with 1.25 GB of RAM, and I think you'd need at least that much RAM. Like you said, that may cost another $250 or so.

But after adding those costs in, you have to ask yourself whether its better just to buy a newer laptop that comes with all this stuff standard.