should i buy this ibook?

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  1. EK03 macrumors member

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    My buddy is selling a rev. B G3 600 mhz ibook 14" dvd reader/cd burner with 256 of ram + airport built in for $250. I'd like to max out the ram if i would buy it, do you think its ideal? I just browse the net go on AIM and type etc.

    also has apple care still
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Assuming it all works, I don't see how you could possibly go wrong with that deal. It'll run 10.3, it's got a CD burner, etc. Man, that is a GREAT price.
     
  3. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats the benifit of being jewish, your natural instinct is to piss them off enough to get the lowest possible price! :D
     
  4. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    That's an incredible price. I wouldn't sell it for under $600 myself... don't walk away from this deal, especially since you know the person selling it. I'd definitely put the money into maxing out the RAM, but otherwise that's a GREAT computer.
     
  5. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

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    how much is a bigger hard drive for it? is it hard to replace?
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Dude, buy it then figure this stuff out before your friend offloads it to someone else.
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    harddrive replacement is more for the extremly talented and patient from what I've read. If your that concerned buy an external drive and enjoy ... this machine is a good buy at that price
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    that's an amazing price. Take it, before someone else does.
     
  9. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    no... don't buy.. Thats a bad deal.....
    (walks over to his friends house with $250)
     
  10. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    That, my friend, is possibly the world's GREATEST computer deal ever. GO FOR IT. If nothing else, you could resell it for at least $600US and put that towards a new one!
     
  11. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

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    This actually is for my friend, im getting a new powerbook :). I just hope 600 mhz is fast enough but like you said, i could just buy it and sell it for extra money
     
  12. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

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    woohoo, got it for $200. For 600 mhz man it is more then enough. On XP a 600mhz machine the memory would be eaten by the OS. I got his carrying bag, ac adapters aiport card and origional box plus software. thanks for the tips guys!
     

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