Should I buy.....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by atticus1178, May 4, 2006.

  1. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    Should I buy:

    PowerBook G4
    15.2 inch
    1.5 Ghz
    Combo Drive
    512 MB RAM
    AT Radeon 9700 w/64 MB VRAM
    80 GB HD
    Perfect Condition

    ...they want 900 for it. Is that a good price?


    P.S. This is not a scam, I have seen this laptop in person and have used it and I know that it works fine.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It all depends on how long you want to keep it and what you are going to use it for.

    Are you interested in BootCamp? Do you need the latest and greatest? Will you be happy with this purchase if you decide to buy it?

    Ultimately, this is a decision that you will have to make.
     
  3. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No need for bootcamp, I have a crappy PC for that stuff.

    I am just wondering if it is a good price?
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That powerbook is better than the 14" iBook ($1299) and with the exception of screen size and superdrive, it is almost identical to the 12" Powerbook ($1499).

    I'd say it's a good price (but beware, the intel macbooks might be right around the corner for a few hundred dollars more).
     
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    It's sounds good but I'd take a look at the RAM slots and check the System Profiler.

    Also, you should ask to run the hardware test CD before you finalized the deal.
     
  6. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that both the Ram slots are good, because it used to have 1 GB RAM (2x512), so both slots worked fine.

    Good idea about the Hardware Test. Thanks!
     
  7. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like a pretty good deal to me. How long ago was it originally purchased? Maybe there is a little bit of AppleCare left on it??
     
  8. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is the funny part. It still has Apple Limited Warranty left......7 days of it. I would have to buy AppleCare ASAP......if I wanted it.
     
  9. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm...you better buy that thing really really soon then! And rush out and buy AppleCare. I'd say that it is a really good deal and will be enough for you. Obviously, just bump the ram up to a gig+. My 1.25ghz emac still runs GREAT, i LOVE it!
     

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