Value of an older PowerBook 15.2" now?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by FinnishFlash, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. FinnishFlash macrumors newbie

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    I've been offered a PowerBook 15.2" 1GHz model - the present owner bought it three weeks ago and now is selling it to buy the newest model :D

    But what's the going rate for a machine like this:

    PowerBook G4 (15" FireWire 800)

    - 1GHz
    - 768Mb RAM
    - 60Gt harddrive
    - AE not installed
    - Combo (DVD/CD-RW)

    It cost 2600 euros when he bought it three weeks ago. New models with the same amount of memory cost 2400 euros now.
     
  2. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    you obviously shouldn't pay 2400 euros.....so.....less than that....offer him 2000 euros see what he says. If its too close to a new price i'd go for the new one. I have the 1Ghz 15" and mine and many others seem to have quality problems...so unless you get a really good deal, buy a new one.
     
  3. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    Offer him 70% of the original value (about 1900 Euros). Tell him you're giving him what it's worth considering it's been opened (10%-) and it's now outdated (20%-). If you want, you can start lower and try to raise it slowly.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Isn't there a website that you can put in the specs and it will give you an idea what is worth? Like a used car value. If anyone knows of one and could post it, I would appreciate it. Thanks
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    there's a Mac Rumors price guide. i had a look at it the other day, i'm not sure if it tells you value of older models...
     
  8. FinnishFlash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your replies.

    Just a quick question: when do you think Rev B G5 PowerMacs will be released? I'm selling mine now and can't close the deal until a week from now. How likely is it that they're coming out next week? That would drop the value of my computer dramatically.
     

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