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iBookG4user
May 13, 2008, 02:06 PM
Hello, I'd been searching off and on for a PowerBook G4 12" for college and for when I go out. I want one computer to stay at home, so I don't have to stop everything when I want to take my computer out and about. While the MacBook Pro is pretty light, the PowerBook G4 would be a lot more portable and easier to take around. Anyway, an oportunity may arise in June where I can get the following PowerBook G4 for between $250-300:
1.33GHz PPC G4
1.25GB RAM
80GB HDD
12" screen
Combo drive
Airport Extreme
Very good cosmetic condition

I haven't been keeping up on the retail value of PowerBooks, but this looks like a good deal to me, especially for around $300. I know that the offer is legitimate as well so there are no worries about that. What do these PowerBooks typically go for?



aaronw1986
May 13, 2008, 02:08 PM
They usually are around 700 depending on condition. That would be a very good deal. Almost too good..

iBookG4user
May 13, 2008, 04:11 PM
They usually are around 700 depending on condition. That would be a very good deal. Almost too good..

I know the guy personally, so I know that he wouldn't try to con me. And wow, it's an even better deal than I thought it was.

iToaster
May 13, 2008, 04:34 PM
Go for it, the 12" PowerBook G4 is a very nice computer and you are certainly getting a very good deal for one.

jonswan
May 14, 2008, 07:01 PM
The 1.33 is the one before the last one (1.5) and that sounds like a good deal. I got a 1.0 for $450 so I guess he could get $500+ for it on the open market - so whether you keep that quiet from him is up to you..