Pismo Worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Nuc, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Nuc macrumors 6502a

    Nuc

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Location:
    TN
    #1
    How much do you think my Pismo laptop would go for?

    Configuration:
    Powerbook G3 500 MHz (Pismo)

    -512 Mb RAM
    -DVD/CD Drive
    -TWO BTI Li-Ion 5400mAh (Product ID: MC-G3/99) bought in Nov & Dec (2004) (greater than 8hrs of battery life when both are in the laptop).
    -The batteries alone cost ~$130 from buy.com where I purchased them.
    -D-link DWL-G650X (802.11g/2.4Ghz wireless cardbus adapter) - works great. ($60 from buy.com in January '05)

    Either:
    -Original 12 Gb HD 4200 rpm (has hardly been used since I upgraded it)
    -OR 40 Gb HD 5400 rpm (New from Hitachi). The old one crapped out on me however I should receive a replacement from Hitachi soon.

    Everything is in working order! I have all the original packaging.

    This is a great computer, but since I bought the 17" I would like to get the pismo off the desk and maybe get a Mac Mini to consolidate some space.

    P.S. Don't ask me why I purchased all these extras when I bought the 17" 2 months later.....my impulse buys :D

    Nuc
     
  2. AstroManLuca macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #2
    A friend of mine recently traded his Pismo for $200 plus a GigaDesigns G4/1.4 GHz processor upgrade (which sells for $300-$400). His had these specs:

    G3/400
    768 MB RAM
    40 GB 5400 RPM hard drive
    10 GB 4200 RPM expansion bay hard drive
    DVD-ROM
    Airport
    Expansion bay Zip drive

    I think they're worth about the same. The internal Airport card is worth quite a bit, same with the expansion bay hard drive. I'd try to get $500.
     

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