Collectors want some laptops?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by im_to_hyper, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    EDIT: All gone!

    I figured that I would post this in here before the Marketplace, since I am just seeing what you guys think of these laptops!

    I have a PowerBook 540c with OS 7.6.1 and a 5300(c?) with OS 7.6.1 as well.

    What do these usually retail for nowadays? I haven't really played with them and want to get rid of them before I go off to college.
     
  2. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    they are nice little laptops- I love 'em!

    I'm suposed to be getting one from someone else on this forum, but if they back out I may be intersted in yours
     
  3. racepres macrumors member

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    Never Had a 5300, went 1400 [which replaced the 540] to a Wallstreet. My 540c replaced my 150!!! Still have em all. The 150 outlived it's usefulness before it was released!! but the 540 will still browse [slowly] and do emergency back-up service... heck the batteries still work!! I think I will study the 5300 to see what I missed!!! MV
     
  4. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You could study mine up close and personal for next to nothing, since I want it to go to a good collector before I move off to college.
     
  5. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    oohh, I'd take your 540c, I'm desperate for an old laptop, otherwise *gasp* ill get an old sony vaio that i really am not anxous to get. Hope shipping wouldnt be a monster.
     
  6. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    well a 540c i would say is worth no more then $25 ish depending on condition. as far as the 5300cs about the same maybe a hair more dependsing condition and specs
     
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    I'm not really a collector, but I've found a bunch of old mac software laying around, and I would love to have the 5300.

    Did the 5300 come after the 1400? If so, why are the 1400's faster?!
     
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  9. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ITASOR: Feel more than free to take that 5300 off my hands :)

    While the processor speed may only be 16MHz slower than the 1400c, I believe that the 5300 had little to no L2 cache, which can make OS 9 pretty slow. Any 7 or 8 OS is better on there.

    540c has been sold, I am awaiting my money order for like $27 (which includes shipping)
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Thanks Eric, I thought more about it and I think I'm going to let someone who would get more use out of it take it. Thanks again!
     
  11. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey, that's totally cool! Nice of you to let it go to a collector who would find some more sentiment or something out of it. :)

    So, this is still available. Within the next week it will be going on the standard Marketplace if no one really wants it here.
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Well, since you live in the next state... I might be interested in the 5300 since I never had one.

    Already have like five 500 series though...

    What exactly 5300 is it?
     
  13. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Aw man, I'm sorry. It was easy and I traded it away to MacEfan since I am out of town and haven't been able to check :(

    I do believe it was a 5300c, though. He seems to be the biggest collector, next to macg4 (no wonder I get those two mixed up...).

    Maybe when he is done tinkering he will want to share it with the rest of the people here :)
     
  14. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about being the biggest collector.. I know many people that have 3x more machines than I do.. but I do have quite a nice collection after 5 years of garage/cragsist/ebay/macrumors purchases


    yeah, sorry about the laptop dpaanlka, I'll take good care of it, don't worry:)

    and yes, if I have extra machines or duplicates I always usually pass them on to someone for cheap...

    anyone want a PM 7500 for $1 + shipping?

    EDIT mxlews claimed it :p
     
  15. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    i accept my title as a big collector with honor :)
     
  16. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ha, how many Macs are you up to now? Do you have a post somewhere on here with your entire collection?
     
  17. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    on the 68kMLA forums, I saw macg4's list...
    I know its longer than that, because he once said that he had an entire room full of mac stuff :D
     
  18. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    I would love to hear about your collection too!
     
  19. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Haha, thats pretty crazy, i asked about your collection and while i was typing that post, you posted your whole collection. Anyway, pretty nice collection you go there! Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah its quite a list really. i will have to post a list sometime soon,maybe today if i get bored at work. might have to take some photos as well
     
  21. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    yeah photos would be awesome :D

    I'd love to see some of your macTV :)
     
  22. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    oh would you now??? i can do that for you and other here
     
  23. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple II: IIE,IIgs,IIc,IIc Plus
    Mac II: iici,iisi,iivx,iifx,
    quadra: 660av,950,840av
    centris: 650
    Performa: 6400,6500
    Lc: lc 1,LcII,LcIII,LC475,lc575
    compacts:mac plus(x2),classic,classic II,color classic,se,se/30
    powermac:7200,7300,8100,6100(2x),9500(2x),8500,4400,beige g3 desktop(2x),beige g3 minitower(2x),blue/white g3, powermac g5
    clones:eek:utbound laptop,3 power computing clones
    wgs:9150
    powerbooks: portable,100,165,150,230,270c,280c,2300c,1400c,1400cs,5300cs,wallstreet
    misc:techstep,emate 300
    monitors,15" apple multiple scan,16" apple display,16" display,12" rgb display,apple 2 page display

    if i can think of anything else i will list it
     
  24. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Edit: Hmmm... I am going to make a new thread, because I am bored... I don't want to keep bumping this old thread up any more
     
  25. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    good idea man
     

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