$170 worth it for a G4 Sawtooth with Wi-fi?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chef Medeski, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

    Chef Medeski

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    Do you guys think $170 USD is worth it for a G4 Sawtooth running Tiger on a 10GB drive with 384MB of Ram and built in Wi-fi?

    Im thinking of buying, I know the price is a bit high. Yet.... is it really that bad?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    AirPort card included? That alone is worth ~$75 in today's market.
     
  3. Chef Medeski thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not Airport. PCI card. Whats the fatuation with the airport card? You can buy cheaper G pci card or game servers that not only run faster but are less money. Who the hell would waste their money on an Airport card?
     
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    People with notebooks that need the card.
     
  5. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I just dropped seventy bucks on one for my wife's iBook. Those things are hard to find at a decent price. Ahh, the beauty of proprietary systems.
     
  6. Chef Medeski thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I'm sorry who with a desktop would waste money on it?
     
  7. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I almost bought one. My eMac 800mhz can only use the old Airport Card. I thought I could get one off ebay for $20.00 and I was totally surprised to find out they were going for $80.00. I sold my eMac on ebay instead.
     
  8. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think $170 at this point is WAY too high. The B & W G3 market went from about $150 to almost zero very quickly. The Sawtooth will do the same. I imagine you'll be able to get one on ebay for under $50 soon. Therefore if it were me I'd either wait a little longer or get a better G4 for $170.
     

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