I popped into a local secondhand/thrift store on the way home, as I spotted an old iMac G3 through the window. I was shocked to discover that they were asking $149 for it! To add insult to injury, it's a particularly dated machine, even by G3 standards! It's the original bondi-blue "Rev. B" version, with 96Mb RAM, 6Gb HD and OS 8.6 installed. It wasn't even in particularly great condition, so for this machine to carry such a price tag in 2011 is just unconscionable. Then I noticed that they had an eMac too, for $249 (that G4 chip and 17" must be really worth the extra 100 bucks, eh?) I can't remember what the exact specs were for that one, but regardless, it's still a ridiculous asking price. Or is it just me? Admittedly, I haven't been keeping check on the used PowerPC market lately, but those prices seem awfully high for what is now effectively antique hardware, especially when I've seen more recent G4, and even G5, towers advertised for not a whole lot more. It's totally wrong of the seller to be selling these machines at that price, but then some of the responsibility has to lie with the buyer too, in researching their purchase beforehand and really knowing what they're getting.... Still, I can't help but feel bad that someone looking for a second computer, or a first computer for an elderly relative, will spring for a "deal" like that, and then be left sorely disappointed at its inadequacy. Oh well. Has anyone else noticed any crazy-price PowerPC Macs lately?