$950 for imac G5 2.1 Ghz - good deal?

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  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    20", 1 GB RAM, AE and BT, 250 GB HD, etc. Basically stock + 512 RAM. Used but in very good condition.

    Seems like a great deal to me. Maybe too good? What do you all think?
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    looks good. do you know the user? can you still buy applecare (if that matters to you), if you don't know them, ask for the serial number and apple can verify any service history...

    i'd bite if all turns out well.
     
  3. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    Extremely good deal

    By the way....where is this deal at? ;)
     
  4. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Not a bad deal on a 20" incher, but I'd just go for a Core Duo 17" refurb for $1099
    Or a new 20" Core Duo 2.0 for $1399.00

    The G5 iMac is single processor right?
     
  6. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Yes it is.

    I think thats a steal. The G5 iMac is a great machine, I'd snap that up in no time.
     
  7. The Grood macrumors regular

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    Sounds great!

    Obviously jealous.

    For some reason that has never been explained to me all UK Apple stuff costs 1.5 x what it costs you in the US.

    sigh. :(
     
  8. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it really does suck. Its the same for pretty much everything is this country. Except perhaps Marmite..... :confused:

    But, in keeping with the topic of the thread - it soudns like a fabulous deal, if its genuine!
     
  9. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

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    it has extended applecare, so it does seem like quite a deal.

    However, it's on craigslist, so I'm wary. On the other hand the guy responded promptly in normal English and sounds legit. I just don't like the idea of showing up to some strangers house with $950 in cash.
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Leave the cash home. Tell him you want to come look, as you're considering a few other computers as well. When you go over, ask him for a time range to come if you're interested later that day. Then, if you are, and everything seemed ok on the visit, I would bring a friend (or two) and go buy it. Definitely don't go alone though.
     
  11. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a good deal to me, that's a very solid machine.

    I'd say grab a couple friends and go check it out. It sounds like it's legit so I doubt you'll have any problems, but definitely don't go alone because you just never know who's out there.
     
  12. MiningGab macrumors newbie

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    Why does everyone say that there is such a big difference in price between the US and other (Oz & UK) stores?

    Exchange 1 British pound = 1.8975 U.S. dollars

    US Mac Pro $2,499
    UK Mac Pro £1,446 or $2,744

    Just a $245 dollar difference, 10% more
     
  13. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    That 10% difference can get you a couple gigs of RAM. Even though it may look small, when you figure what you can use that 10% for, it can add up.
     
  14. MiningGab macrumors newbie

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    I was just trying to show that the difference is not as large as people make it out to be. I know that it is not negligible.
     
  15. bep207 macrumors 6502

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    i just sold that exact computer to a friends father for 1200
    sounds like you got a great deal
     
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    its a good deal for sure!! if its in good condition and has no problems go for it if thats what you want!
     
  17. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Do the transaction at the bank. Have this guy follow you to your local bank and withdraw the money where cameras are clearly present. As to how you get him to come to the bank? Ask him if he likes cash.
     

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