Out of Whack Bondi Imac Price...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 150hp, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. 150hp macrumors regular

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    Hello, All-

    This is a story quite the opposite of my last one seen here:

    $2 Wireless Keyboard

    I went thrifting in Northern Door County, Wisconsin today. Hit the 2 resale shops open in winter. Of course, had to go & look for Apple stuff. 1st store, zilch. Although I did score a nice Swatch:

    Velvet Underground

    So on to the next store. They had some Mac stuff. LCII, RGB monitor, & a 385mb external drive, $10 each. Ok, that's cool. Then I spy a mint looking Bondi iMac, 233. I read over the specs they had written on a sheet & I notice someone wrote "SOLD!" on it. The lady behind the counter says "Sorry, its sold." "Thats OK" I reply. She then tells me it is VERY nice, it was the first iMac, it includes the hockey puck mouse (like thats a bonus?) & that she tried it out it seems to work well but she doesn't know about computers. The surprise is the asking price of $700.00!!!!!!!!!!!:confused: & I just had to know what it sold for.

    So I ask if it sold for $700.00 "Oh no, not that much." was the reply. Whew, I'm thinking more like $70 is what they meant.

    She proceeds to inform me they took someone's offer of $600.00 + tax!!!!!!!!!!!:eek: I was speechless... Who drops $600 on computer that old that sells on eBay for $70 shipped? I wonder what they could get for my iMac with its Airport card & MX1000 mouse.

    I just left the store after that. At least this store runs off of donations & use the money for the community.
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Sell them all of your old stuff to them and get lots of $
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    $600 for a iMac G3 233MHz???!!! :eek: That is a complete ripoff. :eek:
     
  4. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure you didn't miss the huge chunk of gold they were selling with it?
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    There had better been gold inside of the iMac for that price! ;) :D
     
  6. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    It's a good way to move some China White.
     
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    There was probably some B.C. bud stashed inside. ;)
     
  8. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for all we know, whoever bought it knew what it was worth and just wanted
    to make a nice donation for the community. Those iMacs go for $25.00 on Craigslist
    in the SF Bay Area.
     

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