Good Places to buy used Macs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Muttster, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for good places to buy used mac (g4's and g5's). I have checked out Ebay (seem to run high with auction fever) and craigslist (lots of spammmers and peple who don't replu to inquiries. Are there any other good sites or shops that sell these types of macs.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    give your local resellers a try, but i'd think craigslist is probably your best bet. welovemacs.com and mac-pro.com may have what you need as well.
     
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    siurpeeman

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    i think craigslist and ebay would be your best bets. if you're going to go through craigslist, sellers always seem willing to negotiate a lower price if you push hard enough. also, you can ask to see the unit before making a final decision on purchasing; you can't do that on ebay. if you buy through ebay, however, just have a bit of patience. you're bound to find a deal somewhere.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Some sites to try

    FWIW, here are some sites you can look at to find used Mac deals. Make sure they all offer some sort of warranty/customer support.

    http://www.powermax.com/used/?PHPSESSID=b96b173b4aab7044dc0d3dba309c8385

    http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=810

    http://www.macofalltrades.com/

    http://www.megamacs.com/v1/

    Depending on what you're looking for, you can get a 233 MHz Rev. A/B iMac for $30 or so, and the sky's pretty much the limit beyond that basic pricepoint. Some of the used systems cost almost/just as much as newer systems, so shop around for the best deal. I know, earth-shattering advice! :D

    Good luck finding yourself a nice old Mac!

    Mackie
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    solvs

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  7. macrumors member

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    Oh yeah!

    Thanks for those links. I had forgotten about those guys. :)
     
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    im_to_hyper

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    I've had good luck in the past in dealing with PowerMax. In addition to delivering excactly what is described, they offer a limited warranty on their products. On newer machines, or refurbs, they tend to offer an AppleCare (or AppleCare-esque) warranty plan which is a major plus for dealing with a used product.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    my reccomendations

    I would recommend www.buezit.com . It is a website dedicated for it's users to post what they are looking for. Unlike the traditional users posting what they are selling.. Buezit lets users post what they want or need. pretty interesting. www.buezit.com
     
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    sunfast

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    I got my second hand G4 iMac from eBay (my first mac!) and was delighted. There are often plenty of good deals
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for a G4 Mac Mini or a G5 iMac or a PowerMac, I'd look in the Apple Refurb store. Pretty good prices, a one year warranty, and the chance for an upgrade!
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I've purchased a number of machines from Small Dog dating back to my Titanium G4 PowerBook. The folks there have been great. I know Mac writer Charles Moore has had good luck with the 17" Powerbook he bought from TekRestore.
     

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