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Nov 14, 2001, 05:17 AM
How much would a Performa 400 be worth?

Ensign Paris
Nov 14, 2001, 06:57 AM
Sadly, due to the cheap price of the iMac it destroied the priceing of Second Hand Macs, I would not pay more than $200 if that.

Check out online auctions.


Nov 14, 2001, 07:27 AM
Try http://www.lowendmac.com/lc/lcii.shtml to gather details about your system. Sometimes they offer pricing guides also.

I wouldn't expect more than a couple of hundred for an old performa, as long as it was in good condition.

Nov 14, 2001, 07:45 AM
When you say $200 do you mean US$200?

I have no idea what collectors pay for that kind of stuff. I will have to try and get it off my brother hopefully he has not thrown it out or smashed it or anything.

Nov 14, 2001, 08:08 AM
I meant 200.00 US dollars, sorry for the confusion.

Nov 14, 2001, 08:30 AM
I paid once $20 for a Performa 400, Mac SE Superdrive, Mac ll, and a LC. 68k Mac rocks they are a cheap alternitive to great things.

Nov 14, 2001, 09:34 AM
...but no one would take it

...i also tried to give away a quadra but no one would take that either so i now use it for teaching purposes for my computer class

if you are lucky, you could get 200 if there is a collector looking for it, but an original imac is only 600+

Nov 14, 2001, 11:50 AM
After looking around and seeing some prices, I think I'm gonna take back my statements.

Some older macs will fetch a lot of money but only big "collector's items" like say the lisa ( http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1295284406 ).

A guy here at my work wants US$100.00 for a powermac 7200 (with a monitor). So you'll be lucky to get US$200.00 for a performa 400.

Sorry, :(

[Edited by akuma on 11-14-2001 at 12:54 PM]

Nov 14, 2001, 11:51 AM
noooooooo dont sell the performa.
I still have a performa 450, and i luv it. I still play exile, realmz etc.
Its a nice toy.

Nov 14, 2001, 11:53 AM
by the way, do you mean any rev.a imac jef?
Or is there an original imac i do not know about.

Nov 14, 2001, 05:42 PM
$649.00 in the back of macworld a couple of months ago for a 233 MHz revision a

the later ones without that hard to open side door seem to bring in more money and the slot loading ones hold their value pretty well...for now

...but wait until MWSF and if they come out with the rumored LDC imac...then all imacs of old will go way down in price...i wouldn't mind getting a used, older imac since i am not a graphics person/dv editor (some of who go for the G4)

Ensign Paris
Nov 14, 2001, 05:58 PM
Earlier I mean $200, personally I would not pay more that 100 for it. In England we can get the Rev. A iMac (233 Bondi) for 320.

Guy Wickenden

Nov 14, 2001, 06:03 PM
I wouldn't sell it some of the older comps are cool because you need them to play some games as they don't run on the new ones.

I like lots of the old games they are fun to play, especially when it is on an ancient machine it is nice to see something last so long.

Nov 14, 2001, 07:46 PM
You can pick up an LCII for $119 from Sun Remarketing.

Nov 14, 2001, 09:32 PM
I have a great MacIIc footrest under my desk!

Nov 15, 2001, 11:00 AM
A footrest??? show some respect to the old timers.
My performa is great, i love it. Infact i love most old computers. BBC micro is my fave.

I saw a rev.a on ebay for 250. Should be a collectors item a long way in the future, i hope.

Nov 15, 2001, 08:32 PM
I know I will be holding on to mine for a few more years, hopefully in 10 years the old macs and original iMacs could really be worth something. If not to collectors to museums?

Ensign Paris
Nov 17, 2001, 05:51 PM
Anybody in the UK might be interested:

There is an old computer museum somewhere in Sussex, its got a site, but not sure where it is.


Nov 17, 2001, 09:31 PM
The footrest is destined to become what I guess you could call an art installation when I move into my new house in a couple weeks. I'm thinking of using it to display some graphics and animations. Right now there is nowhere else to put it.

Dec 20, 2001, 10:00 PM
I'm looking for a fully working Macintosh 128 as a collector's item...

anyone know what they go for in excellent to mint condition?

Dec 21, 2001, 03:07 AM
I've got a rev. a imac, and thought there would be good chance for it being a collected item, but just think how many of those apple sold! there is really no way it could be something like a rare LISA or something.. there are millions of them floating around!

I don't know, i sure wouldn't mind seeing it's value go up, but I'm just giving mine to my girlfriend because she needs a computer to type papers on.

I think I will buy the new LCD iMac just to have like a nice pair of originals...

Dec 21, 2001, 03:12 AM
can you imagine a pc user doing that with like an old compaq or something!? it just doesn't happen!

There is just so much more to appreciate in a Mac than say a box of electrical parts with a name like Compaq or Dell or whatever else on it.

Dec 21, 2001, 03:18 AM
yeah, with apple apple makes apple with pc's 12 year olds make them in their back yard, qaulity or qauntity

Dec 21, 2001, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by DannyZR2
I've got a rev. a imac, and thought there would be good chance for it being a collected item, but just think how many of those apple sold! there is really no way it could be something like a rare LISA or something.. there are millions of them floating around!

check this out...


Dec 24, 2001, 03:54 AM
it's running linux athome!

Dec 24, 2001, 04:00 AM
okay,, so i don't.. but it would be sweet! it is hard to believe that these things are still around on ebay. you know this computer was the first to have a GUI and it cost you close to 10 grand ($9,995) to get one when in came out in 1983, assuming this is the original LISA and not the Lisa 2...

check it out.. http://www.apple-history.com