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Gerri Shin
Jan 18, 2010, 05:25 PM
Yes I realize this may be out of place in the Buying advice, but I don't know where else to ask. I inherited a Powerbook G4 12" last year.[specs at end of post] I already had a Macbook pro and had been planning on using the powerbook to take notes in class. I refurbished it as best I could and got it working fairly well, but I've decided not to use it for school.

This poses the problem, I no longer have a use for it, nor do I have the space to just keep it laying around. I'd much rather see it being used. I was thinking of either donating it to a Goodwill type organization or selling it via eBay or Craigslist.

I guess what I'm asking is what do you think would be the best destination for this mac, Donation or eBay? (What should I ask if I go eBay?)

Specs:
Powerbook G4
PowerPC 867MHz
1.25GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Includes all documentation, original Panther restore discs as well as Tiger upgrade disc and documentation.
the body is in fair shape, there are a few dings and bends in the lower casing. Includes aftermarket power cord, original one died. Screen is in excellent shape, no scratches or dead pixels. I had to replace the hard drive, now has 80GB instead of 30GB. RAM upgraded from 256MB chip to a 1GB chip. Keyboard is fine except that it's missing the spacer above the right arrow key.



MacMini2009
Jan 18, 2010, 05:29 PM
Well if you don't need the money, then donate it.

andiwm2003
Jan 18, 2010, 07:21 PM
if you donate it it's unlikely that it ends up with someone who appreciates it's value.

sell it on ebay and donate the money.

fun173
Jan 18, 2010, 07:36 PM
Do one of those ebay auctions where the sales price gets donated directly to hati.

Or you could always donate it to the fun173 computer collection :p

Gerri Shin
Jan 20, 2010, 08:53 AM
well, I could always use the money, usually the donating aspect is for the tax break, though now I think about it, I could sell on eBay and donate the money to the red cross.
If I were to sell on eBay what would be a decent asking price for this Mac?

lunari
Jan 20, 2010, 09:44 AM
well, I could always use the money, usually the donating aspect is for the tax break, though now I think about it, I could sell on eBay and donate the money to the red cross.
If I were to sell on eBay what would be a decent asking price for this Mac?

According to macsell it's worth $150
http://www.mac2sell.net/permalink/?id=130cdc8f5b06677c35d82f83c3e7fc24

Habitus
Jan 22, 2010, 04:32 PM
You can donate it to me. PM me, please.

Habitus :apple:

Archon Gold
Jan 22, 2010, 07:51 PM
You can donate it to me. PM me, please.

Habitus :apple:

Nice, ;)

I still have my 12", If I were you, I'd keep it. Though I am really needing the space so I am thinking of upgrading to a 17" PowerBook G4.