20" iMac G5 pricing

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  1. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    I have an oppotunity to pick up the above described iMac with a gig of RAM and asuperdrive and a 160 gig hard drive. They seller wants US$800. Too high? too low? What would you pay?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    If it were me I would save up for an Intel Mac.
     
  3. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Already have an intel mackbook. This would be for my kid.
     
  4. Mozze macrumors member

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    Just as a pricing place I used eBay and found the following items so you can track them and make an educated guess on the price.

    Item number: 150100348208
    Item number: 330096029593
    Item number: 250092130020
    Item number: 140094181967
    Item number: 260093491942

    Just from the very brief time I was looking at them it seems 800 is about the going price I would try and talk him down.
     
  5. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    A 20" iMac G5 with the 160GB HDD means that this one must be a Rev A model from Late 2004. $800 would definitely be on the high end of the resale value scale for that particular model. It really just comes down to what condition it's in and what is included with it (original box, discs, keyboard, mouse, etc).
     
  6. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It sounded a little high, even after checking ebay, but the ram is throwing me off... Gonna offer $650 and see what happens.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I personally would really look for a rev B or later... I have a Rev. B iMac G5 / 17" / 2.0 GHz / 160 GB / 1.5 GB RAM that I really love. First, you avoid any possibility of the midplane type issues that the Rev. A had; second, you get a 128MB video card; third, you definitely have Bluetooth.
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    Also, rev. A didnt have AirPort card built in, not only BT

    800$ is too high for a such an old machine.
     

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