Good Deal or Not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zflauaus, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    On my local craigslist, there is a listing for an Apple Powermac G3 400. This is what it says:

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    $200 or best offer people, this is just taking up space on my desk.

    This is an Apple G3 400MHz Blue & White Desktope, 384mb of ram, 20GB hard drive, OS9 & OS X (10.2) loaded, upgraded Video Card. Also included on this machine is Macromedia Studio MX & Adobe Photoshop 7. This was my development machine for a few years but I have since upgraded to a new Apple and have no real need for two desktops."

    This would be my first Mac and probably my last attempt to buy a used Mac before I get my iBook. Is this a good deal or not?
     
  2. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    No, save up for the iBook. IMO, just wait a little longe and the iBooks will come.
     
  3. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I wasn't really thinking I would buy it. My PC can hold out a little longer, or until the new iBooks come out. ;)
     
  4. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the way I see it is, you're over halfway towards getting your iBook. You want to set yourself $200 back to get an inferior, basically obsolete (by today's standards) computer to satisfy your taste for Mac OSX (it's not even Tiger!).

    Patience is a virtue, my friend. The iBooks will come soon. ;)
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I just purchased the same computer (except mine had 512 RAM) for my parents. It runs Panther fine. They can only have about 4 or so apps open at once or it gets pretty bogged down. Else, it runs fine. $200 is a slightly better than average deal on this computer. Its not a bad buy, but it does push you further away from getting your iBook.
     

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