Buying G4, 17" PB SOON! Where is Best Price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mancho, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    I have finally outgrown my 667/1 Gig and am looking seriously at the 17" 1 Gig MHz.

    I have seen some serious scams on Ebay...but some legit too....

    Of course I'd like to pay as little as possible, but anyone selling 54 of them for $950 each is a scam...heres the big red flag: only cash, check, or other liquid easy - to - fraud trick.

    I have bought full mail order retail from certain neat k-9 apple resellers, but I am looking to just spend 1599 or so....maybe 2K tops.

    Any thoughts? What is the educational price on these?

    Thanks,

    Mancho
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    DreaminDirector

    #2
    Well, you may be out of luck. The 17" with an educational discount only knocks off about 300 buck, which brings the total to 2999 plus tax. I don't think that you'll find a new or used 17" for under 2k. Hell, if you do, let me know and I'll buy one as well.

    Good luck and any rate.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    i just ordered my 17"PB

    try this site www.pricegrabber.com
    i bought one and will be arrive on Sep 5th... damn can't wait for that...
    i paid $2981.00 included s&h.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    tazo

    #4
    Re: Buying G4, 17" PB SOON! Where is Best Price?

    Apple controls the price of their products, so the varying price between resellers and apple's own prices are a few dollars ;)

    And i highly doubt you can get any 17" powerbook for 1500.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    #5
    i agree with tazo. $1500 (even $2k) is too small of a budget to get a 17". you should either consider the 12/15" or increase your budget/lower expectation...

    if you want to get it new (though i doubt there are that many used ones out there to begin with... and even used, 17" pb should get more than $2k.), ADC discount is probably the lowest it will get. not sure exactly what the discounted price would be, but probably around $2500. correct me if anyone else has the correct information.

    you are making yourself very prone to scams at your budget.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

    #6
    I got my 17 on yahoo auctions for 2400

    i know this is an unreal price..but the guy has sold many at 2400...

    he'll do escrow too.

    oddly enough, the book was shipped from amazon with a retail price invoice of 2756...but I only paid the auction guy 2400 plus shipping.

    it's a brand new powerbook and i like it.

    mancho
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    #7

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