Is this a Good deal

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by a2cute2control, May 31, 2005.

  1. a2cute2control macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
    Time will pass by quickly if I don't jump on this chance, please tell me if I am going to get a good deal. Mac Newbie here. thanks.

    12" PowerBook, 640MB RAM, 60GB hard drive, SuperDrive Airport Extreme, $1599.

    canadian bills and panther.
  2. a2cute2control thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
    sorry, but i need the answer quickly so i bumped my own thread. lol
  3. a2cute2control thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
    I should also mention that it is under applecare until march '06, no restore disks and is 867 processor...thanks for all the info.
  4. sk8erboy macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2005
  5. debroglie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA

    absolutely not a good deal if it is an 867 proc. The brand new 12 inch with similar specs except an 80 gig HD and the 1.5 ghz proc and it has restore disks with tiger and would have free applecare through 06. I sold an 867 combo drive with apple care about a year ago for under a grand.

    That deal is a huge rip off IMHO. I think that computer would be worth about a 1000 USD, so 1250 Canadian.
  6. hhlee macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005

    no go, way too expensive. try something in the 800 dollar range imho. you can buy a better ibook 12 inch for around that!
  7. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    867MHz? Rip off. Get one from Apple Certified

    $1499 for:

    PowerBook 12-inch 1.5GHz SuperDrive - Apple Certified Refurbished
    512MB DDR333 SDRAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (64MB DDR)
    AirPort Extreme
    Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rates
    1 Year Warranty
  8. JonMaker macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2004
    It's a ripoff. I'd turn one down for any more than $1000.

    Have you checked They list a street value for used Macs.
  9. a2cute2control thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
    thanks for all the help everyone. Only thing is, I don't believe the apple store offers refurbished ibooks,powerbooks to canadian customers. Either i'm completley blind, or is it only offered through the US store of Apple.
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Semi-OT, but thanks for that link! Although I have a hard time believing I could sell my iBook G4 / 12" / 800MHz for $1000....
  11. hhlee macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    that linke to everymac is a little uh... optimistic.
    since i just picked up a 1.25ghz 15 inch pb for 1200!

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