Buyers remorse help, please!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JoeJoe, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. JoeJoe macrumors member

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    I bought a powerbook for $800(ebay).

    15"/1.25ghz/1.5ram/BT/Airport/extra battery/good shape(pixels, scuff marks, etc).

    Appears to be a deal, but I'm not that savvy.

    Did I get a "deal" :) or "no deal"?:confused:
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like a good deal to me. I used to have that machine and I loved it. Just enjoy your machine and be glad that you got a good deal.
     
  3. SRSound macrumors 6502

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    it's a great deal! Not too long ago, that machine was worth a couple thousand...
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    If you have no use for winblows on this machine than it`s a great deal. Otherwise I`d think twice before I buy it.
     
  5. JoeJoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone!

    I feel good about it - of course I haven't received it yet!:eek:

    No need for Windows, just a iphoto/itunes/imovie/safari guy.

    Upgrading from an ibook (giving it to my wife) and selling my G4.

    Love Macs!:D
     
  6. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    its a great deal, but to be honest, you would have done better with buying a macbook.

    or maybe not. it depends
     
  7. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch. I mean congradualtions.... ack, $800... guess I should have traded up earlier. Still, I love this machine to death. Thinking of keeping it and getting a 14" imac instead of the MBP... maybe. :)

    Enjoy it. They rock!
     
  8. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    Fair deal but I would have gotten a new macbook.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    What if he wanted the resolution? It seems great for those who don't want to have to hook up to an external monitor all the time to get the resolution.


    Good purchase. I have a MacBook, but it seems that a 15" PowerBook is a very good fit for you. :)
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    Think about using firefox...but thats another thread.
     
  11. weckart macrumors 68040

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    A whole 54 pixels difference between the two, isn't it? The 1440x900 only came with with the last revision of Powerbooks.
     
  12. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    You got a great deal on that machine. Good luck with it.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a good deal to me JoeJoe, enjoy your new PowerBook G4. :)
     
  14. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    i'd be hesitant to buy anything on eBay that didn't at least have a warranty.
     
  15. doctor pangloss macrumors regular

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    Sounds good to me too. Powerbooks are fine machine. I like mine.
    You can use for a couple of years and by that time they will have all the bugs and upgrades ironed out on the MBP.
     
  16. nioh macrumors newbie

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    i'd say good deal too. As long as it's up to what you want it too you'll be plenty happy with it for that price..
     
  17. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a good deal.

    Look at the bright side, if you don't like it, just put it back on E-bay!
     

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