What is a reasonable price for a 12 inch powerbook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ceruleanventure, Jul 12, 2006.

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    ceruleanventure

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    I've been searching ebay determined to buy a 867mhz model 12 inch powerbook (for traveling) however the prices seem to be all over the place. What do you think is a reasonable price for one? I don't want to pay too much (obviously) Also, is there some website that list the current going price or value of used apple computers? Thanks
     
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    Depends what you want to do with it. Does RAM matter? Does it have to be a Superdrive, or can it be a Combo? For that price, I think around 650 (give or take) would be reasonable. But as you know, that can vary depending on other things. I might be wrong, but look at the result of this auction for you to have an idea. And if you don't need Superdrive, consider that the price will be a little bit lower. Hope this helps.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-12-Powerb...5QQihZ004QQcategoryZ14909QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    Thanks eidrunner247, the amount of RAM doesn't matter, I'm guessing 256 to 512 would be fine. Doesn't need superdrive or a big hd or anything special. And the 867mhz processor is fine for me since this would be a back up or travel computer. Btw, if anyone has one for sale, I'd be interested in what you have to offer :)
     
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    And just another thing to keep in mind. Computers generally go for more or less depending on the seller. If the seller has less than 15 feedback then I feel they go for less, but there can also be more risk with that... I try to go from people that have feedback with more than 50, (or around there).

    oh Shasta - didn't now that was your auction. I wasn't trying to take a swipe at you with my post! (but in general, that's my rule of thumb)
     
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    Shasta, is that your auction? ;) While it would be nice to have an unlimited budget (lol), mine is in the $400 to $500 range.
     
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    $400 is a bit low, but you should do ok with $500 ;)
     
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    Yep, so bid high and bid often!
    Daddy needs a new macbook

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    Do it.


    Shasta
     
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    Yah, I figured $400 is a bit low, part of that is my mac newbieness and the other part is the possibility that a powerbook could cost that much due to small defect or something. I have seen some ebay auctions that ended with that amount because of something as fixable as stickers on the lid or a missing foot. Oh well, lol. Anyone who is selling, feel free to post :) And if anyone has any more advice, the same goes for you too :)
     
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    What about a 1.33 GHz one? How much should they go for?
     
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    Yep, LINK
     
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    Of course, no one on these boards is likely to give you the amount they say on that site. Though if there is anyone who would, I would be fairly interested in selling them the PowerBook in my sig. It's in great shape and has just about 2 years left on AppleCare!
     

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