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Price advice: PowerMac G4 Dual 867

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AmdMacBook, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I have a friend who wants to sell off his PowerMac G4 Dual 867MHz MDD machine. After he say my MacBook, he now wants to sell his power mac and get a MacBook too!

    I'd like to know what a reasonable rate is for a machine with the following specs:

    CPU: PowerPC Dual 867MHz
    Memory: 512MB (1 stick)
    CD/DVD : SuperDrive (CD+DVD burner combo)
    Wireless card: Airport
    Videocard: GeForce4 MX AGP with 32MB video ram
    HardDrive : Seagate 60GB drive
    OS: OS X 10.2 (i believe), OS 9 with CDs

    The rest should be std powermac config:

    He also has a 15" Apple Studio with the Apple Display Connector (ADC) that he wants to sell off.

    He and I looked around on eBay and craigslist and didnt see anything that matched...and the pricing seemed pretty erratic.

    For the monitor, I suggested $175-$200. I'm not sure about the Desktop. We even looked at some sites that sell used macs to see what their pricing was - no luck unfortunately. There didnt have any G4s!

    Both the desktop and monitor are almost new. He barely used them (he is a windows user :~( ! ). He says he shelled out about $3000 when he bought the computer when it came out. Dont ask me why!

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. macrumors 65816


    uuummmm......not happenin IMHO :p

    You can buy a NEW 17" LCD (w/o the stupid ADC connector) for less than that, which could then be used with ANY computer (the apple one is limited to use with a mac that has an ADC video card, or an outrageous adapter)

    As for the almost-standard tower, IF the OS disks, KB & mouse are included, then you might be able to get ~$300-400 + shipping for it IMHO.....if you find someone who really wants it

    Personally, I think he would make mo money by parting out the components individually :p
  3. macrumors 601


    I would say around $300 for the tower.
  4. macrumors 6502

    If it's any help, in mid November I sold a dual 867 for $500.

    I listed and sold the system locally, so there was no shipping or packaging hassles.

    The configuration was:
    1GB RAM
    100 GB HD ( 60 + 40 )
    Combo drive (CDRW / DVD player)
    GeForce4MX 32MB video card
    Apple keyboard / mouse
    original Apple CD's
    17" CRT (not Apple brand)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for your advice guys. My friends says he's going to try selling it for $500 and see where it takes him.
  6. macrumors regular

    Part out the Airport card.
  7. macrumors newbie


    My friend sold his powermac for $600 in chicago. His mac didnt really have any miles on it, so i guess the buyer was ok paying more.

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