Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 29, 2002, 11:50 AM   #1
AlphaTech
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
come get some

I also have a PowerBook G4 up for sale.... Specifications as follows (brief rundown)...

500MHz PowerBook G4
1GB RAM
20GB hard drive (60GB drive for additional $400)
OS 9.2.x and OS X 10.1.4 installed and configured
Has just under 2 years of AppleCare protection remaining (transfer to new owner).'

Asking $2400 (US$)

PM/email me if you are interested in it. I will be willing to work on the price, as well as toss in the Brenthaven carrier that I have for it (backpack style, very nice and protective).
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store

Last edited by AlphaTech; May 2, 2002 at 09:43 AM.
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 12:26 PM   #2
Mr. Anderson
Moderator emeritus
 
Mr. Anderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: VA
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Anderson
Re: come get some

Quote:
Originally posted by AlphaTech
I also have a PowerBook G4 up for sale.... Specifications as follows (brief rundown)...

500MHz PowerBook G4
1GB RAM
20GB hard drive (60GB drive for additional $400)
OS 9.2.x and OS X 10.1.4 installed and configured
Has just under 2 years of AppleCare protection remaining (transfer to new owner).'

Asking $2400 (US$)
So do you think there's going to be a glut of old TiPB out there? It should be interesting to see were the street value of these machines falls.

I think its time for me to play the lotto....
__________________
"Klaatu varada nikto!"
Mr. Anderson is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 12:28 PM   #3
eyelikeart
Moderator emeritus
 
eyelikeart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Metairie, LA
Re: Re: come get some

Quote:
Originally posted by dukestreet
So do you think there's going to be a glut of old TiPB out there? It should be interesting to see were the street value of these machines falls.
exactly...mine's losing value by the minute...
eyelikeart is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 12:50 PM   #4
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
Just to make sure people know... 'asking' price is just that, I am asking. All reasonable offers will be considered.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 01:21 PM   #5
mcrain
Banned
 
mcrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Illinois
Is it a Rev A TiBook? I would assume that the old 500's, even maxed out with everything will go for iBook prices. I'm in the market for a TiBook, and there's no way I'd spend in the mid 2000's on an old one when I can get a new one with a higher resolution screen and faster processor for the same price.

I guess plummeting prices is the price you pay for waiting for a new model.

All those people who sold in anticipation of WWDC must look like geniuses now.
mcrain is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 01:29 PM   #6
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
G3 vs G4 processors between the iBook and TiBook... I also have close to 2 years remaining on the AppleCare protection. Then there is the RAM (1GB). I priced out a 550MHz model last week, and with the memory and such, it would come close to $3000 from Apple.

I am willing to negotiate, but only to a point. Besides, the iBook doesn't even come close the the TiBook's screen size.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 02:05 PM   #7
IndyGopher
macrumors 6502a
 
IndyGopher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Send a message via ICQ to IndyGopher Send a message via AIM to IndyGopher Send a message via MSN to IndyGopher Send a message via Yahoo to IndyGopher
Quote:
Originally posted by AlphaTech
G3 vs G4 processors between the iBook and TiBook... I also have close to 2 years remaining on the AppleCare protection. Then there is the RAM (1GB). I priced out a 550MHz model last week, and with the memory and such, it would come close to $3000 from Apple.

I am willing to negotiate, but only to a point. Besides, the iBook doesn't even come close the the TiBook's screen size.
All I can say is try eBay, where Apple stuff routinely sells for more than it is worth. I sold my Rev A TiBook (500, 768M, 20G) for $1500 two weeks ago. Add $200 for your AppleCare, and $200 for your memory, and you're sitting at about $1900.. which I think you could get. On eBay, though, I think it is very possible to get $2500
IndyGopher is offline   0
Old Apr 29, 2002, 06:04 PM   #8
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
FYI

FYI, the Applecare does transfer to the new owner of the covered equipment. I checked the paper that came with the confirmation letter.

Coverage expires on 3/24/04. Just under two years from now.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 09:45 AM   #9
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
I am willing to come down on the price, but someone needs to act soon, or I will just trade it in towards the new one. I will be taking a harder hit that way, but at least I will have the new one.

I am willing to reduce the price, by pulling one of the 512MB chips, to $2000. It still has the AppleCare Protection Plan on it, that DOES transfer to the new owner.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 10:02 AM   #10
Mr. Anderson
Moderator emeritus
 
Mr. Anderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: VA
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Anderson
Quote:
Originally posted by AlphaTech
I am willing to reduce the price, by pulling one of the 512MB chips, to $2000. It still has the AppleCare Protection Plan on it, that DOES transfer to the new owner.
Don't start getting desperate now. Where will you be trading it in? I looked into that and wasn't too happy with the one place I went. Have you tried any other means of selling it?
__________________
"Klaatu varada nikto!"
Mr. Anderson is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 10:23 AM   #11
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
Quote:
Originally posted by dukestreet


Don't start getting desperate now. Where will you be trading it in? I looked into that and wasn't too happy with the one place I went. Have you tried any other means of selling it?
I would need to come up with about $1600 to get the new one, if I traded my current one in. I put an ad up on Yahoo, people are looking, but not responding with requests. If I don't get any solid requests for it, I will probably trade it in. I don't know how long I can hold out for the new one. I also don't want to wait a few days, and then have to wait a month or more for additional units to arrive, if they sell out of them.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 10:38 AM   #12
Geert
macrumors 6502a
 
Geert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: .be
Alphatech,
think that lot of people will post but nobody will react like buy-react.

Best bet I guess is to trade it, and put some extra cash with it for the new one you want. It would take much longer than a couple days to sell you're Tibook on ebay, Yahoo or whatever site you're posting it on.
(See if the newer Tibook can handle the RAM which is you're current Tibook, if so keep the extra RAM, that way you're new baby already is Gig-edded )
Geert is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 10:54 AM   #13
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
Quote:
Originally posted by Geert
Alphatech,
think that lot of people will post but nobody will react like buy-react.

Best bet I guess is to trade it, and put some extra cash with it for the new one you want. It would take much longer than a couple days to sell you're Tibook on ebay, Yahoo or whatever site you're posting it on.
(See if the newer Tibook can handle the RAM which is you're current Tibook, if so keep the extra RAM, that way you're new baby already is Gig-edded )
That's pretty much what I am planning now. I will suffer with paying more to get the new one over what I want for my old one, but that is the way it goes. I know that the upper chip in my current TiBook will work in the new one, so I will be at 768MB right off the bat. I might trade in the pair of 256 chips for a single 512 later, to get back up to a GB.

I figure I will give it until I hear from the guy that takes trades. He is also taking a bit off the price of the new one, to make it a little easier.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 11:00 AM   #14
eyelikeart
Moderator emeritus
 
eyelikeart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Metairie, LA
re: TiBook

I decided to quit worrying about it all...

yesterday I finally ordered AppleCare for my Rev. A Ti...and I plan on adding a 512 chip to it next month...I know my TiBook does exactly everything I ever need it to...getting the newer model would just be to satisfy my Macintosh Junkie-Syndrome...

I've also started a "Next Generation PowerBook Fund" which I will add to each week....he he he...

I've decided between buying a car and moving out of state (all within the next 4 months)...buying another system just wouldn't be the best idea...

sad in one aspect....but I'll be happier in the long run
eyelikeart is offline   0
Old May 2, 2002, 12:25 PM   #15
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
Looks like I have another person at work that is interested in purchasing my 500MHz TiBook... I just hope that it happens before the end of tomorrow, so that I can get the new one over the weekend (Sat. or Sun).

I am itching to play UT on the new one ... I will probably leave the drive setup exactly as Apple ships it. That way, I can install my applications for both OS 9.x and OS X 10.x onto it without issue.
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0
Old May 4, 2002, 07:14 PM   #16
AlphaTech
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
AlphaTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Natick, MA
Send a message via ICQ to AlphaTech Send a message via AIM to AlphaTech Send a message via Yahoo to AlphaTech
Well, my old TiBook is gone, and the new one is here.

Time to close this thread
__________________
"Wake up, time to die"
800MHz PowerBook G4,1GB RAM, 40GB HD (internal) with 130GB in external drives
2002 Harley Davidson Softail Standard
main site:theTechPub
store site:store
AlphaTech is offline   0


 
MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need some help getting some documentation...asking for help The.316 Community Discussion 20 Feb 5, 2011 03:52 PM
PPC's get some LOVE!!! iPhoneInterface is now available, get your mod on. Kchino iPhone 1 Aug 2, 2007 10:17 PM
Michael Jackson gets some heat.... Mr. Anderson Current Events 7 Dec 4, 2002 09:47 PM
Let's get some {MR} SC games going! Durandal7 Games 36 Aug 5, 2002 04:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC