Price quote?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kurt871, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Kurt871 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone. I'm thinking about selling my current computer soon and upgrading to a MacBook Pro (once they stick Merom in it.) I was curious what you all thought a good list price for my setup would be:

    Hardware
    15" PowerBook G4 (Rev. D, I think; the one just before they up'ed the resolution)
    1.67 Ghz PowerPC G4
    1.5 GB RAM (512MB + 1GB)
    80 GB Hard Drive
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 w/ 128MB RAM
    8x SuperDrive
    AirPort Extreme
    Internal Modem
    FireWire 800
    Bluetooth 2.0

    Software
    Mac OS X "Tiger" (version 10.4.7)
    All software updates
    iLife '06
    iWork '06
    Microsoft Office 2004

    Extras
    AppleCare (covered until ~April 2008)
    iSight (external, obviously)
    Included Power Adapter (non-MagSafe, obviously)
    Crumpler School Hymn (silver; it's a semi-hard shell for it)
    In near-perfect condition; battery still holds nearly original charge


    What would all this generally go for? I took a brief look on eBay but the prices seem to fluctuate a lot. Thanks for the info, hopefully my baby can find a loving home as soon as they update the MBP :)

    [edit] Had MB for RAM instead of GB :eek: [/edit]
     
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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  3. iGary Guest

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    That's a little low.

    Since it has Apple Care ($350.00), iSight, MS Office and a bag, I'd say $1200.00 would be about right. No less than $1,000.
     
  4. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, although I wouldn't pay over $1000, it is definately easily worth much. A lot of people still require PPC.
     
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Try craigslist and put it up for $1200. If you put that it has an extended warranty and extras in the title you'll probably get more hits. Lately I've been seeing prices fluctuate increasingly on the 15 inch powerbooks on craigslist watching people post them from $800 (1.25 Ghz) to $1500. I'm not sure if people who posted them for $1500 got their offer, but I would assume those who posted $800 did. I put up my 12 inch 1.33 Ghz powerbook on craigslist for $850 not expecting anyone to bite, but someone offered me $700. I told him I wouldn't go under $800 and he said fine, he'd take it. It's all about how you advertise it. Take pictures and be helpful. Also, don't ship it to anyone. Too many scammeers.

    Anyways, good luck with your sale.
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Are you including the disks & serial numbers for all of these apps ?
     
  7. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was planning on including disk images of the original disks on the machine (so that I could retain the originals for myself.) Serials for Office and iWork will be included.. I'm going to make sure that any potential buyers know what's going on with disks and serials before purchasing just to make sure they're comfortable with it.
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    Ooops, bad answer.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'd say $900 is a nice price too if you're a low-balling ***** that wants $1500 worth of equipment for $900. But that's just me.
    The iSight and Apple Care alone make it worth $300 more.
    I have the same machine minus the bag and I wouldn't transfer office because I can't (EDU). I've had two offers for $1400 each and I'm not even selling it. Then again, it's been used as a desktop 90% of the time and has NO imperfections on it as far as the eye can see.

    With that said, start at $1300 - $1500 and see. But selling the iSight alone may be better for you.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    agreed.......

    and yes, you should know why :p
     
  11. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I know why. They're legitimately purchased copies of the software though. I figure they're perfectly capable to burning a physical copy of the disk image. Do you think it would be that much better to include the actual disks?
     
  12. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    Jessica, why do you think the iSight by itself would be better? Just curious is all. Thanks for all of your input everyone, I appreciate the feedback.
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    according to your software licenses you're supposed to transfer the original disks and not retain a copy for your own use........either that or you're supposed to remove the software from the machine when you sell it
     

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