price to pay for a 17" powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MUCKYFINGERS, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Hi all,
    I'm looking to buy a 17" Powerbook this fall... I see that the cheapest they usually go for on ebay is $1000, although I've seen some go for as low as $600. For buying a used pbook 17, would it be wiser to check out local newspapers/websites as opposed to using ebay or MR? Thanks in advance.
  2. macaddicted macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2002
    Down on Copperline...
    Buying local will allow you to look over the system before you buy. With a laptop it would be nice to be able to make sure the hinges are still in good shape; the keyboard, trackpad and mouse button are working well; and that their are not too many dead pixels in the screen.

    As to price, it's going to depend on what you are getting.

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