Price Estimates for My 12" Powerbook (1st generation)?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Nawlins, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Nawlins macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2003
    I am wondering what I could get for my 1st generation 12" Powerbook, with 40 GB hard drive, 640 MB of RAM (the memory was purchased from and installed by Apple). It has a 867 mHz G4 processer and is running OS X, version 10.2.8 (not Panther). 2 USB ports, 1 Firewire port. It's got a CD-RW drive as well. Appearance wise, there are a few light scratches on the lid, but nothing major. It was purchased in July 2003 from an Apple Store.

    I'm more interested in what market price is then trying to sell it right away. I'll post more details as questions arise.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Well..... Stabbing in the dark at this number, I would say 1100-1200.
  3. Bilba macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2004
    You got to take this into consideration:

    From the apple store:

    PowerBook G4 867MHz/256MB/40GB/SuperDrive/E/12"TFT - Refurbished Add $1,399.00
  4. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    you also might want to take this into consideration i just bought one for 900
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    the apple store refurb has superdrive (his has combo), Panther (his has Jag) and a 1 year warranty. His on the other hand has 640 RAM.

    All told, I think the one he is selling is worth ~$1100. Yes that seems low given that a base 12" ibook G4 is that much, but used is used, and it hurts the value quite a bit.
  6. Bilba macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2004
    u got yourself a nice deal.

    Consider this:
    I sold my 15 Tibook 500 (dvd-drive) with airport/512mb for 900$.
  7. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    yea its a bit damaged the latch is broken and the edit"ram" door is held together with electrical tape but it works nice

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