Broken Alum Powerbook 15"...good price?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by winstonk, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    So I have a Aluminum power book that's hard drive has crashed on me and the battery is shot and won't hold a charge past 3 min. I think I've come to the realization this computer is dead. I submitted it to to see what they would pay me for it.
    It is a: 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15".
    and they offered me $400 for it. Is this a decent offer? Could I get more for it?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I would try and go to put in the specs, and knock a couple of hundred off that price. I would say it'll end up costing whoever buys it, a couple hundred, for a newer HD, and battery.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    American living in Canada
    I feel like you should be able to get a bit more than $400 for it. Maybe around $600? It'd be more if you parted it out rather than selling it all together, at least from what I have sometimes seen. If your screen and logic board are good, that should get you some good money. If someone is going to fix it them self then it would only be ~$100 for a hard drive and same for a battery. ifixit is going to offer you a lower price than a private sale because they want profit on it. I'd go the ebay route personally.
  4. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    Buy a new hd and battery for maybe $250, then you can sell it on ebay for anywhere from $750 to $900.

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