Price check: what's this worth?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ryan T., Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

    Ryan T.

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    Okay folks, looking at someone offering a G4 PowerMac for sale around here. I thought I might jump on it for the right price.

    Specs:
    1.4GHz Sonnet CPU Upgrade, 2MB L3 Cache
    1.25GB PC100 RAM (1x512, 3x256)
    ~40GB HDD, not sure on this, doesn't matter since I have a bigger drive waiting for it
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB GPU
    6x Superdrive
    USB 2.0 4 port card


    Seems like a pretty tricked out G4 that would run well as a file server and should run Leopard smoothly. How much should a fair offer be?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    If it's a Sawtooth or DA (and judging by the ram, it probably is), $150-$250 should be about right IMO :p
     
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    ~$200 chip upgrade
    scaterred RAM
    Cheap Video Card
    small HD
    average DVD-R
    I'd say it's hardly worth more than $500 at this point

    Probably being generous


    Just out of curiosity, what was original machine (Sawtooth, Quicksilver, DA, MDD)?
     
  4. Ryan T. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I thought maybe $250 on the low end, but $150 would have to be a steal!
     
  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    you might get more than 250 out of it on ebay, but I seriously doubt if anyone here would be willing to go higher......especially if it is a ST/GE/DA.

    QS & later maybe $300-$400

    You could get more by parting it out......repair/upgrade parts are always in good demand !
     
  6. Ryan T. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually looking to buy this.
     
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    I am going to jump on the $250 band wagon. These CPU upgrades just don't hold any value really. ($$$ wise that is)
     
  9. Ryan T. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough, thanks. Maybe I'll make an offer in that neighborhood.
     
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  11. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    CPU alone is worth a lot on ebay. I just sold a 1.1 ghz processor upgrade for a powermac g4 on ebay for $190. I think it should have gone for a bit less but the ram and the video card a lot of value. I think more realistically you should offer $400. I'm sure the guy can make more money by parting it out but if he wants to sell it as a whole that's a good starting price.

    They're nice sturdy machines. Try hard to get it!
     
  12. Ryan T. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, just bought it for $300. Picking it up Monday.

    I figure the CPU alone is worth $200+, and the video card is a 128MB Radeon 9000 which has to be worth $125 or so on eBay. Not to mention a load of RAM, OEM Superdrive, etc.

    If I decide it wasn't for me, I'll part it out and make some cash.
     
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    If you do decide to part it out, please contact me. I might be interested in that Superdrive 4 sure :p
     
  14. Ryan T. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll do that. I may be throwing a 16x SD in there anyway, so if you want to make me an offer for this one, shoot me a PM!
     

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