good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Keebler, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    hi there,

    i'm looking at adding another G5 to my business (transferring/editing videos).

    found this...sounds a bit too high for me (Canadian pricing):

    what do you think?

    Apple PowerMac G5, dual-core 2.0GHz.
    2.5 GB RAM, 160 GB 7200rpm HD.
    16x Superdrive (dual-layer DVD+-R/CD-RW).
    NVidia GeForce 6600LE video 128 MB (2 x DVI).
    Dual gigabit Ethernet.
    Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse (scroll ball).
    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger full DVD set.

    Excellent (like-new) condition, all original packaging.
    One month remaining in warranty, still eligible for extended (+2 years) AppleCare.
    Asking $2500.

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    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    You can get a [equal or] better equipped MacPro for ~$2400
     
  3. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

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    That seems reasonable enough, but i'd try get it down to $2400 if you can. dont forget a MacPro starts at CA$2700.
     
  4. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    It "starts" at $2439 CDN. ;)
     
  5. Carguy172 macrumors member

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    Not in Canadian dollar's or are you talking about refurbished
     
  6. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i was thinking of offering sub2000...something like 1900 b/c you're right, i can buy a macpro for not much more. if only bitvice (mpeg2 compression software) was intel ready....doh
     
  7. Carguy172 macrumors member

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    I think you should just go for the mac pro pretty soon almost all apps will be written for intel mac's its the future for mac.
    Besides its not a whole lot more unless you cant spend that much.
     
  8. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i know...so hard to decide considering i have a ton of projects just sitting here...waiting to be done... a nice load of cash too..could use another machine...doh! maybe i'll just suck it up for now and save my pennies :)
     

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