Holy Cow! This guy's selling a pile of Macs!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Moof1904, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
  2. Merf macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2004
    Northern California
    Damn thats a lot of macs. To bad its so far away from me. Well maybe a road trip is in order.

  3. electronboy macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2005
    The Quicksilver was a good machine execpt for the exposed speaker and speaker noise that was emitted from some models. Other than that a solid computer that can see new life with a video card upgrade.
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I'll bet the farm that one of the big Mac resellers like Power Max snaps up this lot and sells them for 250% profit. :rolleyes:
  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Wow! We used to have one of those big old 23" Apple CRT monitors. Quite simply the greatest tube screen I've ever used. F*****g big desk needed though.

    I'd buy one of those Quicksilvers if they were going cheap enough.
  6. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    thats sweet
    (like i need more powermacs) i have 3
    wow im considering bidding (i cant really affort)

    lots of macs or a different car

    thats the big question
  7. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Damn... I wish this seller was selling them separately. I would like a Quicksilver just to mess around with.
  8. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    I wouldn't go for it...read the description...the word "UNTESTED" gives me a feeling of uncertainty.
  9. Lau Guest

    Absolutely agree. And no feedback too? Hmmm.

    What's to stop them ripping you off and doing a runner? They've got no feedback to preserve.
  10. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Yeah, zero feedback BAD spelling and grammar?

  11. nichos macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2004
    Jacksonville, Fl
    That, and it could have been mistaken as a power button!
  12. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    Looks like EDU 2nd hands...during college I worked summers at a place where we did something like that. Picked up old tech from schools at something like $10/palette. Part of the deal was that there was a lot of trash and handled removal and proper disposal. The good stuff was cleaned up, fixed up, and sold for a surprising profit. My boss was moving units for nearly $200 that he picked up for a couple of bucks.

    We also provided large lots -- 12x15" inch monitors, 12 to a palette, or 30-40 computers per palette, which people had shipped to other continents! Its surprising that some of that old stuff is still very useful in parts of the world.

    Whoever buys this could probably turn a nifty little profit. My boss threw out all the mac stuff because he knew nothing about it--but a lot of it was more valuable than the dell/compaq/gateway stuff he was keeping! I was allowed to skim off the top, so there was one summer i brought home 4 or 5 macs.
  13. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I just think it's remarkable how much better Apple's form factor of design
    has come along when you see these old units now.

    I'm glad I skipped the whole plastic look altogether and waited for the G5's

    My Beige G3 may be antique by todays standards but it still looks
    far more professional than those B&W's
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Wow, thats a lot of Macs.

    I would not mind having one of those 1GHz "Quicksilver" Power Mac G4s.
    Too bad you have to buy the whole darn lot. :( Oh well...guess my G5 will have to suffice. ;) :)
  15. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    That is quite an awesome collection he's got there. I wonder how legit this seller is? However that lot still has a reasonable price 4 hours before the auction ends 800something. (..I know that does not mean all that much...)
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    OMG! I would definitely love to have one of the Quicksilver's. Possibly even a B&W or the Graphite ones.

    Those look like old school computers as they have the white sticker label at the bottoms. I would love to find out where auctions are held in Washington State.
  17. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    man, if you knew what you wre doing, you could set up a mad computer cluster... use all the processing power as one machine, that would be sick!
  18. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's unfortunate they're untested, he might have bought them as repair units in 1 huge lot. I wouldn't count on all of them working.

    The price of the auction is pretty low (accounting for untested status.) If they worked, the 3 Quicksilvers alone would be worth the current auction price ($876 right now with 3 hours to go.)

    Regarding cosmetics- I think the B&W's are a bit garish now, but the Quicksilvers and MDD's still look pretty great.
  19. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    None of them may work on their own, but I bet you can mix and match working parts from different machines to get a few working computers
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    Well, they sold for ~$1,200. Even if only half of them work that still isn't a bad price. Let's see what kind of feedback the seller gets....

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