What Can I get for my G3

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nhamze, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. nhamze macrumors member

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    I have a g3 ibook 800. It is in pretty good condition, the only problem is that the headphone jack is broken. But I use an imic instead which has even better sound quality. It has a 30 gig harddrive and 640 memory. I recently installed a MCE 8x superdrive. The battery gets about 3 hours I was hoping to get a macbook what do you think I could get for it.

    Nick
     
  2. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    I hope you ain't thinking someone will give you a macbook for that :eek:
    I think you could sell it on ebay, who knows... People buy everything there. Maybe you could get a 400-600 dolars for it
     
  3. nhamze thread starter macrumors member

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    No I didn't think that I meant I wanted to sell it to put the money towards a macbook. Just if someone wanted to trade straight up I wouldn't say no hehe

    Nick
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    I didn't expect you meant that.. :p

    Its too bad, but iBooks value took a nose dive the day the MacBook was released. They are some real nice machines. Personally, I think they were the best consumer notebooks around while they were new.

    You might be better off waiting a bit until MacBook fever cools down and people actully start looking for a good deal rather than oggling.
     
  5. alec macrumors regular

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    I'm sure you can do well if you sell it on ebay -- have you kept it updated (tiger, etc) and in good condition? Sounds like you've installed some nice pieces for this computer too.
     
  6. nhamze thread starter macrumors member

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    It has the normal surface scratches on the lid but is in pretty good condition. I have tiger on there and have been tweaking it for a while so it runs just right I would hate to sell it but I use illustrator a lot and it doesn't have enought power to run it well.
     
  7. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Just put it up on eBay with lots of photos and info. If you're feeling adventurous you could follow the guides at www.pbfixit.com and disassemble it to try to see what exactly is wrong? Maybe it'll be easily fixed with a smidgen of soldering? Its probably not worth the hassle so I'd stick to the eBay idea.
     
  8. nhamze thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought it used at my local mac store and when I got home it didn't work so I brought it back and they took the thing apart and found it to be a logic board problem the jack broke at the logic board or something like that but they gave me the imic and took a bit off the price so I was happy. But I may try ebay soon, maybe my desire for the macbook will wear off before too long and I can save myself some money hehe thanks to all that replied
     
  9. JosiahPB macrumors regular

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    My sister sold a model like this recently for 650.
     
  10. nhamze thread starter macrumors member

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  11. nhamze thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replies if anyone is interested I have decided to sell it

    Nick
     

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