Powermac G4 for $159.. good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jefphil, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. jefphil macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, my friend is selling his powermac G4. He wants $159 for it (that's what it cost him to upgrade his laptop).

    Here are the specs..

    g4 400 Mhz

    1 gig RAM

    10 gig hardrive (yes, he took out the standard hd)

    zip drive

    combo drive

    All else standard.

    Is $159 a good price? How much is the machine probably worth?
     
  2. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    Hard to tell since there were more than one G4 400mhz. Was it PCI graphics version, the AGP, or gigabit ethernet? You would have some upgrade options with the GE version. Anyways, you may want to look here to get a rough estimate at what it may be worth. :)

    http://www.the-ish.com/g4value/index.php
     
  3. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Is he including the keyboard and mouse? How about a display?
     
  4. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    For an AGP (Sawtooth) powermac G4, that is a pretty good deal, because you get a ton more upgrade options.
    For a PCI (Yikes) powermac G4, that is not really worth it, because it is just a slightly modified powermac G3, and there are a lot fewer upgrade options
    In short, AGP-buy
    PCI-don't buy
     
  5. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Id say its not a bad deal, but dont buy it if you dont need it becaseu it will only go down in value.
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    $159 is a good price; with the gig of RAM it's probably valued around $200-250.
     
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