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FT: ibook 12"/60GB/768/AE/Combo

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by durruti, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular


    For trade is my 12" ibook/60GB/768 RAM/AE/Combo. It was purchased June 2004, so the 1 year apple warranty is over.

    The reason to trade is because I find the resolution too limiting. I would like more resolution, don't move my ibook that much, but would like limited mobility.

    some things to consider:
    -512 MB samsung RAM added (works well)
    -60 GB drive was build to order (hard to find older ibooks with this size of a drive)
    -lvl 2 cache is 512 kb, as opposed to 1st gen. ibook which was 256 kb
    -Airport Extreme added by me.
    -AE reception is comparatively better on the ibook than on the powerbook line.

    I would like to trade for a 1st gen. 15" aluminum powerbook or a good condition 15" titanium powerbook 867/1ghz, with or without cash depending on the specs. I'm 'open' to other offers, especially ones with 20" widescreen LCDs (dell, apple, etc.)

    I'm in Montreal, Canada and would prefer a local trade. :)
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    What's the Speed of the iBook?
  3. macrumors regular

    also has spanning hack

    I forget to mention. This ibook has the screen spanning hack installed. Haven't used it much. You can install the patch later if you prefer. Mac OS X 10.3.9. I can wipe it or you can just keep it the way it is.
  4. macrumors regular


    1 Ghz. Nice, even, and round.

    and, wow that was a fast reponse.
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    Eh, I lead a rather boring life..

    My old lady has a TiBook 867 She might be interested in swapping to the *cuter* ibook.. Let me see if she's game. It's in fairly good shape, espically for a Ti.
  6. macrumors regular

    don't we all..lead boring lives that is

    any word from the 'old lady?' :)

    that would be a nice trade if the tibook is in good condition. Although I am a little concerned about the flaking that is known to happen with the tibooks...well, it's a 15" powerbook, so what the heck.
  7. macrumors regular

    i also forgot to mention that I have the VGA adaptor+System Restore DVDS (panther+factory installed software) that came with the ibook.

    And I don't have the box with me right now, but I can later ship it to the potential trader (or give it to you directly if you live in the NYC area sometime in late August).

    I am also considering trades for G4 desktops (Digital Audio and later) and/or 20" widescreen dell LCDs with/without extra cash.

    also, this is a shamless bump. sorry. that's all i can say.
  8. macrumors regular


    Although I wish she would, she doesn't want to give up her TiBook :( Would you consider selling it outright? And if so, how much?? I love my TiBook too, but I'd like a Mac I can take on the road and not worry about it exploid'n. :)
  9. macrumors regular

    i understand

    ***i forgot to mention, the ibook has no dead pixels and no major cosmetic damage.***

    yeah, i understand not wanting to part with a tibook...that's too bad...

    and about selling...I've thought about selling it, but than, there'd be that downtime where i wouldn't have acess to a mac...and then i wouldn't know what to do. :)

    see, i'd like to either get a 15" powerbook or possibly a really good deal on an older G4 desktop and with the extra bones get a 20" dell, and later on a used nintendo gamecube, n64, (or revolution!)

    If in the possibility i would sell it, i would sell it for prolly around $900+shipping. Reasonable? I don't know. not sure yet on that though, but if there is someone out there who wants it at that, i could give it a deep think.
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    you PM'ed me about my 15" 1.5 ghz powerbook for trade -

    it looks like the ebay value of my computer is about $1600, including the extra battery, bluetooth and airport extreme.

    And i think your computer fetches about $750 from ebay.

    So I think i'd take $900 and your ibook for my powerbook, extra battery and all.

    Tell me if that sounds fair.

  11. macrumors regular


    Hmm $900 Canadian? Perhaps! The only real reason I say this is you can get a refurb from Apple like this:

    iBook G4 1.2GHz / 256MB / 30GB / Combo / E / 56K / 12" - $850

    That comes with a full one year warranty.. It is a shame, as they're great little laptops, but with the Refurbs that low, and all the anticipation of the *new* iBooks coming out, it just isn't that hot a seller. *sigh*

    That being said, I would try putting it on eBay.. I just put my old G3 iBook 800MHz up, and I got $700 dollars for it! I couldn't believe it.. If you were to set up PayPal, sell the iBook for say, $875, you would have it sitting in your paypal account.. Find a 15" on eBay (I found my girls TiBook for $850 Buy it Now), Buy it, pay it, then they ship.. Wait a day or two to ship yours to minimize the time you have to be Apple-less..

    Just an idea anyways, but to get top dollar for your rig, eBay is the only place to do it!

    Good luck, if you have any questions, PM me!

  12. macrumors regular


    That's a bit too much dough for me. And now, I realize, I was being a bit unrealistic when I contacted you about your pb. And, that 1.5ghz is way more than i need.

    sorry. good luck with your trade.
  13. macrumors regular

    Okay. Yeah, now that that's out there, what can I say?

    Still, plus side with mine is that you get a 60GB HD instead of 30 (+$50?). And 512MB RAM more (+$100?)

    yeah, there's no 1 year warranty. and 200mhz speed difference (minus $50-100?)

    Maybe 850 shipped is reasonable. That is if I was selling it. What am I doing?

    Anyway. thanks for the suggestion drew, but I don't want to go to the hassle and the possible screw up/scam and the timing issues with ebay.

    I'm just going to keep my ibook and use it if nothin' happens.
  14. macrumors regular

    also 15" tibook 667 DVI/800 trade offers seriously considered. thanks~

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