Is this worth doing?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LBmacman, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. LBmacman macrumors member

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    I have a chance to buy a G4 cube for $300 or trade it for my PSP. I was thinking of upgrading the hell out of it (max RAM, dual G4 cpu, high end radeon, bigger HD) and resell it. About how much would I get on ebay, if it's a good idea to do it?
     
  2. mark! macrumors 65816

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  4. mark! macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how much the upgrades cost....but around here cubes are still like....$400 so you could even still make atleast $100

    without the upgrades
     
  5. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    What's the cube have in it already? If you turn it down, I want it! That's my favorite Mac of all time!
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Go for it LBmacman, the Cube is awesome and would make a great upgrading project! :)
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I would suggest that you do some research on the following:

    - Comparable Cube sales on eBay

    - How much the upgrades will cost.

    - Comparable upgraded Cube sales on eBay.

    Then you can see if it is worth it or not.

    Personally, I am not a fan of the Cube. It is one of my least favorite Macs ever created. But some hold it in a revered status if you will. See if you can tap into that market to get a premium price.
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    Erm.. isn't the G4 Mini better value than the Cube then?
     
  9. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    trade it. no reason to keep the PSP...
     
  10. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I highly doubt upgrading a G4 Cube will be profitable. On the other hand, it seems like a nice little project. I would trade a PSP for a cube any day.
     
  11. LBmacman thread starter macrumors member

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    After a little research i found that with the money that I spend on the upgrades I could just buy a complete mac mini setup. I'd rather have the mini than go through the hassle of upgrading and finding a buyer. Thanks for the advice everyone.
     

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