Is This a Good Price for PB 15" 1.33?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Collin973, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Collin973 macrumors 6502

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    Hey! I've come across an oppritunity to buy a 15" powerbook 1.33 ghz with 1gb. Battery is decent, and the seller says he'll sell it for $800. Is this a good deal? I know, you'll tell me to check ebay, and I did, but the prices were pretty scattered. I want to know what my trusty macrumors think...

    Let me know please!!
     
  2. Chasealicious macrumors member

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    Assuming it's still in good condition and you have the opportunity to check it out before you buy it, yes, that's probably a pretty good buy. If you have the chance to get your hands on it, everything looks about right, and the machine is still covered under AppleCare, then yes, it's a very good buy.
     
  3. nutman macrumors regular

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  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I noticed on your sig you have a 12" powerbook 1ghz. Why get a slight bump in speed and screen size on a "fading" technology. Save up an extra 300 bucks and get a macbook?
     
  5. Collin973 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I no longer have that 12" PB. I sold it so I would have enough to purchase a new merom MBP, but I should have carefully thought it through before I sold it because I kind of need a laptop between now and when my MBP gets delivered. So I've been looking around, trying to find a good deal on a decent powerbook to get me through till my new MBP arrives. I did find a guy who might sell me his 12" 867mhz pb for $475ish, but I still don't know. We'll see, I just wanted to see if 800 was a good buy.

    Thanks!
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it is a good buy. I just don't how worth it is to you.

    Should I say, is it worth the investment?
     
  7. Collin973 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I've been thinking about. Because I'd want to be able to turn around in a month and get all of my money back. So that's what i'm thinking about.

    Does any one know the going price for a 12" iBook 800mhz g4 by chance?

    Thanks for the input!
     
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    I doubt you'd be able to do that. Finding buyers for those PBs are getting harder and harder - It'll be especially difficult if there happen to be any updates to the MB between now and then.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Seems to be a good price for that PowerBook G4. :)
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    They don't seem to be sold that much, but I'd say somewhere around $400.
     
  11. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed - unless you have upgraded RAM and/or wireless
     
  12. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    Depends how much you trust the guy. I would be willing to plunk down the extra change if I knew what I was getting. That being said, here are what some other people are selling newer powerbooks for... From then on, it's your call.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...90014180353&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT&rd=1
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...10010863815&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT&rd=1
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...10009491827&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT&rd=1

    Basically, if you hold out long enough, you can do better. But 800 bucks isn't bad. Not the greatest deal, but it is fair.
     

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