Good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by UWF404, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. UWF404 macrumors regular

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    Someone is offering the following for $1,500. Good deal or not??

    Dual processor G4 PowerMac
    22 LCD (Not latest gen)
    Dual G4 1ghz processors
    1.5 gigs of ram
    Two 80 gig hard drives
    SuperDrive
    White apple keyboard and mouse

    Loaded with software:

    OS X 10.3.9
    MS Office 2004
    Photoshop CS
    Photoshop Elements
    DVD Studio Pro (Professional DVD Creation Software)
    Final Cut Pro HD (Professional Movie Editing Software)
    Toast (CD/DVD burning Software)
    Virtual PC 7 - Run Windows and Windows Apps on the Mac. Windows XP Pro Installed
    iMovie
    iDVD
    iPhoto
    iTunes
    Halo
    and much, much more.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    The machine and monitor deal doesn't sound bad. However you need to know if it is a Quicksilver http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_1ghz_dp_qs.html
    or a Mirror Disk Drive http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_1.0_dp_mdd.html
    model. The Quicksilver uses the slower PC133 memory and is limited to 1.5 Gb total RAM. The one advantage of the QS is (I think) it is the fastest machine that will boot into OS 9.0 -- which is important if you have to run legacy applications for example in a recording studio.

    I would clarify what you are getting software wise. Unless you are getting the original CD's and serial numbers with the sofware, and a letter transferring the license to you, the software is pirated and not worth a penny of the purchase price.
     
  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    A lot of the bundled software looks pirated

    Also, if it IS a Quicksilver, than OSX will not be the fastest machine out there... it may not even be faster than a fully loaded mac mini

    But if its real, go for it. A 22" ACD with a G4 tower with all the bundled, cough pirated cough software...
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yep...at that price, it is only logical to think the seller didn't actually pay for any of that software. Photoshop and Final Cut alone are worth more than the $1500 he is selling the whole bundle for. I'd ask him for proof of purchase of the software...
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    And if the seller will lie and cheat about software, what else is he lying to you about??
     

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