Powermac G5 Quad 2.5, 1000 GB, Nvidia Quadro 512?

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  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Hey guys. I've got a friend who is trying to sell me his Powermac he won in a raffle at work (web design company). Anyway, it's still sealed (b/c he hasn't opened it), and under the 1 year Apple Warranty I guess. Here are the rest of the specs:

    2 dual-core 2.5GHz PowerPC G5 processors 1.25GHz frontside bus per processor
    1MB L2 cache per core 8GB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
    2x500GB Serial ATA hard drive
    16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
    Three open PCI-Express expansion slots NVIDIA QUADRO FX with 512MB GDDR SDRAM

    Now, the 1000 gb hard drive, 8 gb memory, and quadro 512 card really up the value don't they? We're friends, so I'm trying to convince him to get me a good deal. Here's my question(s):
    1) How much should I attempt to get him to sell it to me for realistically?
    2) How much do you guys think it's really worth in the market? (via eBay, CL, etc?)

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate your response! HELP ME! :D
     
  2. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Apple still sells that machine for $7,324 plus tax and shipping. If it is really unopened, then it came from Apple that way. It is the ultimate machine for running non-Universal apps, and to some pros it is worth the price Apple asks. $1999 is way too low if you ask me. Even susbstituting third-party RAM and hard drives, it would cost $6000 to buy that machine right now. I think it's worth over $5000 brand new, unopened on the open market.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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  4. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I mean, come on... It's PowerPC.

    It can't be worth more than, what, $499? :p
     
  6. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    It all depends on how gulible your friend is, as well as his knowledge of the computer market and your willingness to lowball him.

    A "fair" price would be 5000-7000. Since you are friends maybe he'll go a bit lower, but you aren't going to see anything under 4000, no way no how.
     
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  8. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup:) Bought 2 $100 tickets I guess. It was the 3rd place prize. #1 was a Passat :D Thank you everyone else for your responses!
     
  9. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    thats one hell of a raffle jesus cars and quads:D
     
  10. hal0n macrumors regular

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    i doubt that jesus drove a passat. :rolleyes:
     
  11. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I gotta ask... what was second prize? :)

    Oh, and I'll trade you a Mac Mini for it.

    An Intel Mac Mini.

    Edit: and I'll buy you both a beer.
     
  12. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    $5,000 is fair. He got the machine for free, so it's money he wouldn't otherwise have. Secondly he's your friend so he has to hook you up, ya know? ;) Very nice machine, I am so jealous.
     

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