Want a FREE Power Mac 8500/180?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by MarkCollette, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #1
    A coworker of mine moved to another city and gave me a Power Macintosh 8500/180 with an external SCSI CD-R drive (4x-4x-16x).

    Here it is at everymac.com

    I was thinking of giving it to my Dad, whose old Mac only has a PowerPC 601 at 75 MHz. But then I got a new iMac, so now I'm giving him my iMac 333. So, the point is, I've never even turned this thing on, and it's been sitting here at work for several months. I'm going through a cleanup/recycling/donating phase, and think that maybe I should give this thing away, if anyone's interested.

    I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in case you need to know to figure out shipping.
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #2
    I know of someone who is looking for one, I will IM that person now :

    I have an 8500 but if they don't want it I may :)
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #3
    I am very interested. I've been looking for one of these in a while.

    I am most interested in the physical condition of it. Can you take a pic or two?

    I live in Chicago. I'll try to figure out shipping with a major carrier (FedEx or UPS).

    Thanks for IMing me 840quadra
     
  4. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #4
    Sorry, I only have a crappy camera phone to take pictures with. There's some stickers on it, but they'd probably come off easily.
     

    Attached Files:

  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #5
    It looks like it would be about $41 USD to ship to the Chicago suburbs. Judging by the condition of the case, and the uncertainty of whether or not it works, I think I'll have to pass this time. Thanks.
     
  6. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #6
    No problem, I am glad it is going to a good home!

    I am currently enjoying mine as I type :)
     
  7. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #7
    After I get my Dad all setup with the iMac, then I'll use the monitor and ADB keyboard and mouse from his old computer to verify that this one works. It's understandable that someone would want to know for sure that it works before paying for shipping.
     
  8. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #8
    If possible, after you confirm that it works, and the specifications, take some higher res photos of the case.

    Perhaps it is just dirty (like many 8500's on the market). If it works, and the case is just soiled, perhaps dpaanlka would be interested. If not, I will look into it as well.
     
  9. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #9
    The case is a little dirty, but is not damaged in any way. There's a sticker on it saying 288 MB RAM and 2 GB SCSI HDD.
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #10
    Hmm yeah I guess I would still be interested in it if it worked.
     
  11. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #11
    If you'd be willing to hold onto it for two weeks or so that'd be great. College kid here needs to scrounge up enough money. Unless of course somebody else comes along and nabs it.
     
  12. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #12
    No worries, I'm good at procrastinating :)
     
  13. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #13
    I am the preverbal next in line, and I am only interested if dpaanlka backs down.

    I did have a couple of strange freeze issues on my 8500 today, so I hope I don't need to replace the logic board after dpaanlka gets the system from you! :eek:
     
  14. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    #14
    I'm slightly interested, seeing as I'm in Calgary. :D
     
  15. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #15
    Well, whoever wants it can PM me, and we'll set something up.
     
  16. macg4 macrumors 6502a

    macg4

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Des Moines,Iowa
    #16
    yeah i would be interested as well...sending pm now :)
     
  17. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    #17
    Sorry, but did you send the PM? I don't see one in the Inbox.
     
  18. macg4 macrumors 6502a

    macg4

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Des Moines,Iowa
    #18
    no sorry i changed my mind...sorry for the delay
     

Share This Page