Buying from ebay?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gadgetgirl85, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    To satisfy my mac fetish im thinking of buying something very cheap off ebay. What would you recommend?
     
  2. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly not cheap, but this is one ultimate mac fetish item.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We used to work on those at school when I was in year 1 LOL. Cheaper :p
     
  4. Collin973 macrumors 6502

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    Look around alittle. I saw a 700 MHZ imac g4 go for 255 + shipping, which is a pretty good deal on a sweet machine. I've been watching ebay too trying to find a steal on a nice apple laptop.
     
  5. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Post a link to the item.
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking maybe an Imac. Though I did have an imac a few years ago and it was absolute trash. My friend later told me it wasn't the best model. So ive seen a couple. The ones without keyboards and mice...will PC ones work in them?
     
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  8. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I would LOVE a mac mini dont get me wrong. But I am looking in more a couple of hundred dollar price range. Mac mini is a bit too much for me :p Plus I dont have a spare screen!
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Go for a wallstreet or lombard Powerbook G3...they're cool. Lombard has USB, so I would go for that.
     
  10. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I saw Emacs (Think thats what they are called) Are those ok? or wont use USB
     
  11. lonelemur90 macrumors member

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    i would reccommend ebay a lot. i love apple and i did see that vintage "slice" colored one the other day. but anyway... i bought an imac G3 for $25 about a month ago and even though i havnt had time to install OS X yet, i am planning to within the week wen i get the disks i want. but for OS 9, the 350Mhz G3 is rather speedy. i would recommend probably at least a 500Mhz G3. the next best value is probably a G3 ibook.
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Remember that an eMac will absolutely kill you on the shipping charges.
    Why don't you look for castoff locally? Schools that are upgrading, government surplus sales, etc?
     

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