Cowboom has PB 12" 1.5ghz's for $220

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by coupdetat, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    #1
    Just a quick heads up:

    http://www.cowboom.com/product/647194

    I'm not sure what the going price for 12" PB's these days is, but $220 seems pretty reasonable as long as they're in decent shape. Throw in a $30 1gb stick of RAM and you've got yourself a great classic machine.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Endwell, NY
    #2
    What's with the triple redirect when I click that link?? Do you have the URL masked to a "pay per click" deal?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    #3
    Nope, I see no such redirect. Copy-paste the link if you are paranoid :)

    [edit] and if I had a pay-per-click deal, posting in a PPC forum would be pretty much the lowest-yield idea ever.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Endwell, NY
    #4
    I was trying to believe that noone would ever do that :p The URL would keep switching to completely different websites, then finally land on the PB page. Sorry to crap on your thread :(
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    zen.state

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    #5
    Link works fine for me. I think Mr. Burnout has a sketchy computer.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    Nameci

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Location:
    The Philippines...
    #6
    Link also works fine for me... I'm on Camino btw. If that would make a sense.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    adcx64

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Cudi Zone
    #7
    The link redirects twice when I click on it using the iPad.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    #8
    I'm using Chrome and it's fine for me, anyways, back to topic?
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    SkippyThorson

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Location:
    Utica, NY
    #9
    I was interested in this for the sheer cheapness of a classic compact laptop, but I got curious and gravitated towards my favorite G4 of all time... I was shocked with my find.

    $860 for an iMac G4? :eek: I had better sell mine!!! Albeit that's the top of the line, but that's about $650 too much.

    Where does this site get their prices? Simply based off supply and demand? Strange that PowerBook is so low and that iMac is so off-the-charts insane. I know they're a legit site, but wow.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

    zen.state

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    #10
    I recently sold an iMac G5 (20" 1.8GHz 1GB RAM 160GB HD) for a client for $230. To be fair the G4 iMac is actually more in demand but $860 is insane. Never been an all in one guy.

    I saw a person asking 1600 for an iMac G4 on CL maybe a year or more ago. I couldn't believe it.
     
  11. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Northeastern Ohio
    #11
    Clicked that link and got it much cheaper :D Free shipping too. The $1200+ iBook made me laugh so I don't know how legit this site really is?
     

    Attached Files:

  12. macrumors 68040

    666sheep

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Location:
    Poland
    #12
    They must read this forum ;) :p
    BTW, I want one for $107, even without free shipping :eek:
     
  13. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Northeastern Ohio
    #13
    Guess someone else bought it? It's not there anymore :confused:
     
  14. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    #14
    Bummer! I'm not really an iMac kinda guy, but that was tempting (it was there when I looked earlier today). It would have looked very nice in my kitchen between the two lightsabers mounted on the wall.

    The 1.5GHz PB G4 for $220 is also very tempting. My PB 1400c, to be honest, is starting to feel a little dated.
     
  15. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Northeastern Ohio
    #15
    Haha. I think that 1400c was dated back in 2001 :D

    Always wanted a 3400c for nostalgic reasons. Wanted one back in the mid-90s but didn't have the $3500 as I was in 4th grade haha. Sure did mow a lot of lawns that summer to try to save up for one.
     
  16. macrumors G4

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #16
    Buying a used Mac from a reseller is a dicey proposition. Occasionally they sell at fair prices but usually they ask a lot more than private sellers on ebay.

    Considering that Windows Netbooks with new (much more powerful) Atom CPUs can be had for $200, even the popular 12" Powerbooks should be able to be had pretty cheaply these days.
     

Share This Page