PowerBook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by w00t951, Aug 31, 2012.

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    w00t951

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    Does Apple still have some PowerBook G4s in stock at retail stores? If they do, would it be possible to buy one?

    Also, it would be nice to know if they have any pre-unibody Macs in stock.

    Thanks!
     
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    its not likely the PowerPCs have not been sold since 2005. There is sites you can get brand new or refurb PowerPCs however they are cheaper on eBay it is possible they could have some but its not likely
     
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    Lil Chillbil

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    Are you fricking kidding me?

    If this is not a troll post I don't know what is
     
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    btbrossard

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    Did someone hit their head recently?
     
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    LOL! Yeah.
     
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    Goftrey

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    Sure they do. Pick up a brand new performa for me while you're there.
     
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    Intell

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    Oh yes, specifically ask for the Performa 6200. Best of them all.
     
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    w00t951

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    Why all the pissy responses? They stock first gen iPods with the turning click wheel for replacements, so why not older portables as well?
     
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    MagicBoy

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    How many computer shops have you been in recently that still stock items that were discontinued over 6 years ago?

    "Hello, I'd like to buy a laptop that's a dead architecture and no longer supported. Can you help me?"

    As for the iPods, I really doubt that. They dropped out of warranty last century.
     
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    Intell

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    They don't keep first generation iPods in stock. They're listed as obsolete and aren't kept anywhere. The oldest iPod they may have is the 5th generation iPod. And they might have that because those are listed as vintage. Laptops and desktops are not kept on site for swap outs unless they are the current or previous model. Even the newest Powerbook G4 is listed as vintage and Apple may refuse to service them.
     
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    There was actually a place up near Pittsburgh called compugig, a dell retailer/PC shop ( was up to visit fam ), and they had a brand new G5 still in the box, I almost dished out the 500 bucks they wanted.

    Almost.
     
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    MagicBoy

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    OK exception to the rule. There's no chance of a big retailer, or an Apple store having stock of this age. My experience of PC retail was that items that went discontinued got returned to the warehouse if it didn't sell on clearance within a couple of weeks.
     
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    Zeke D

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    Yeah but compugig is in cranberry. There are closer places in dormont off the "T" or in Scott township off the highway. Heck there is a decent place near south hills village. Catch a movie at the carmike and browse computer gear.... Wait carmike sucks just go to the destinta instead...
     
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    Intell

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    Don't forget the Good Will Computer Store in Lawrenceville, was on East Carson street. A bit high priced for the older Macs, but plenty of old computer parts. When I say high priced, I mean $300 for a stock Cube and $100 for a G3 iMac. Haven't tried offering a more realistic price with them, but I don't think it'll work anyways.
     
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    Hahaha well I have family who lives in Mars/ZTown. I just stopped in to see if the guy had anything cool. And he does, I don't go back up to PA very often.
     
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    Zeke D

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    There's a nice place in bridgeville, next to an awesome comic book shop, but I had not been there since I moved to mt lebonan. Back in the day I was more interested in playing MTG than messing with computers.

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    I have family all over PA. I haven't lived there since '03. I refuse to go back there, the people are crazy! My sister got all butt hurt when I didn't fly to PA for Her wedding. I got as far away from my family as i could while still staying in the USA.
     
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    I feel that, I moved down to Tally In FLA, got a good job at a local Big Blue office.

    But the compugig guy always has the coolest stuff in cranberry, his prices are awesome to, I love his ' getto gaming rig ".

    He bought a huge pile of old Dell Optiplex's, 6gb DDR2 RAM, Pentium D 3.4ghz, 500gig hard drives, got em for 50 bucks apiece from whole sale, bought like 100 of em. Jammed ****** ATi 5000 series something in them.

    Sells em for 230 bucks, talk about value for money lol.
     
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    Zeke D

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    I have family in Tampa as well. It looks as if my Father will be moving from MI to FL.
     
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    Avoid Tampa, I'm a Tallahassee guy. All the benefits of FLA. Without hurricanes, or living expenses lol.
     
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    Zeke D

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    lol indeed!
     
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    Philly

    Nuff said
     
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    Intell

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    Ewww. That's the strange side of PA. Everyone knows the happening fun side is Pittsburgh.
     
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    Zeke D

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    were you around for the 2002 gubanatorial race? dude lost over a sandwich.
     
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    G51989

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    ********.

    Nuff Said.
     
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    Davy.Shalom

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    No Marty McFly, in 2012 you can buy Intel macs...
     

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