Sad day...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dex22, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. dex22 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    So, my iBook G3 800MHz died again. It was bought on May 1st 2004, so it's still covered by the logic board repair extension program. As soon as the display corrupted, then blinked off and on, I knew it had happened again.

    I went down to the Apple store, but all the genius bar slots were taken, so I'll be online at 12:01am booking a slot for tomorrow.

    I think when I get it back, it's time to sell it and put the $200 or so I might get for it towards a MacBook. It has an airport card. A couple of people have suggested I break it for parts once it's repaired, as i'd get more for the parts than for the whole machine.

    How would YOU retire my iBook for maximum financial gain?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You'll get more than $200...especially with the airport card.

    I don't suggest you part it out, I would just sell the airport card on ebay for $100 and then sell the iBook for around $250 or so wherever you can. You could possibly even get $300 if it's in really good condition.

    If I were you I would first try putting it up on ebay for $375 BIN on eBay with the airport card and everything. If you get that, that's great.
     
  3. dex22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've looked on eBay and for a 12" G3 800/30GB/384MB/Airport/CDROM, in good condition, which'll have a brand new logic board in a week. It looks like $350-375 is a reasonable selling price, including shipping. I think that is certainly more than I'd get for it in parts. I did the thing I always do and kept all the original packaging and manuals and disks, so that's a plus too.
     
  4. dex22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    As an update, I dropped off my iBook at the Apple Store yesterday, and they accepted it as a covered repair under the extension program. Hopefully, it'll be back good as new with a replacement logicboard and at that point, I'll sell it.
     
  5. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    or

    (in a fantasy world)

    apple repair guy #1: "shoot apple repair guy #2, we're outta logic boards for this iBook G3 800MHz"

    apple repair guy #2: "well jeepers, what are we gonna do"

    apple repair girl: "better call over the supervisor"

    ....over comes apple repair supervisor....

    apple repair supervisor: "well, what seems to be the problem?"

    apple repair guy #1: "looks like we are out of logic boards for this iBook G3 800MHz"

    apple repair supervisor: "well, now that is a problem! guess we'd better send him something else...what do we have here?"

    apple repair girl: "looks like a brand spankin' new 13" MacBook"

    apple repair supervisor: "does indeed"

    apple repair girl: "isn't that the special edition one with the nudie-steve pix on it?"

    apple repair supervisor: *blush "looks like it, better send it out to poor dex22 with our appologies that we cannot repair his iBook G3 800mHz"


    -- end of dream --

    (i'll write other naughty apple repair stories by request only)
     

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