What is this worth?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by goodtimes5, Jul 27, 2006.

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    goodtimes5

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    iBook G4 12"
    1.07 Ghz
    30 GB hard drive
    512 mb ram
    CDRW/DVD-ROM
    Airport, original boxes, carrying case included
    Assume outstanding condition

    I was thinking it'd be worth around $500?
     
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    xfiftyfour

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    try checking completed auctions on eBay and compare to those values?

    you'd also want to post the processor speed.
     
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    I would say around $375.00-$450.00 area depending on what yooure including with the computer. A 1.2 ibook went a couple months ago for $500.00 with tiger an icurve, BT keyboard, case and many extras. But this is my opinion:rolleyes:
    -dsm
     
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    goodtimes5

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    What I listed is basically all I have.

    So should I jump at an offer of $400?
     
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    RGunner

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    Truly think...

    its worth a bit more than $400. Even close to $500.... but thats my opinion only.
     
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    At least 500 bucks. On ebay, 1.2ghz are routinely going for 550-650.
     
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    I sold my 800mhz iBook a couple of months ago for $525. This was before the MacBooks came out though so you can probably get about $500 or so.
     
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    i just saw a pack of 5 of that very same ibook go for $2399 on the bay, which makes each one $479.80


    in my honest opinion that is a very good deal, especially since i need to buy 5 computers for a huge project :)
     
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    would you accept trades for a windows laptop?
     
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    goodtimes5

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    No, I wouldn't. I'm looking for cash.
     
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    $500 for your iBook G4 seems to be about right goodtimes5. :)
     
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    I do not understand the iBook market at all. I posted a feeler for my 1.33ghz 12" (in sig) and got the answer from many people that it's worth about $500, no more than $600. Seems like that's the answer for any iBook G4 now a days, regardless of the model, etc. I don't think people really know the value at this point...the value is whatever you can get someone to pay.
     
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    dmw007

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    I agree, the value for all PowerPC based Macs is rather skewed at the moment. :eek:
     
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    I agree that the iBook market is a little crazy. I sold three iBooks a few weeks ago for not less than $600 each. If you're going to sell it here, you're not going to get much at all, since many members are moving towards the new Intels and if they have to get a G4, they're looking for the last revisions only. You can get a bit more on eBay, but then you have to factor in the eBay and PayPal fees. And depending on where you are, you might get a good price on Craigslist.

    After quite a few weeks of advertising, I sold my 1.07ghz iBook (upgraded with a Superdrive and Bluetooth) for $600, so I think you're about right with $450-500.
     
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    ChrisBrightwell

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    It's a strange market, to be sure.

    You'd think the mass exodus to the MacBook would make the iBook prices fall through the floor, but Apple is still selling an edu iBook for $949, so I think that skews things a bit. Local reseller is selling a 1GHz 12" iBook for $400 or so, with no accessories.

    http://www.macresource-al.com/Used/
     
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    pianoman

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    i would take 400 for it. don't push it if you're going to lose the sale. if you think you can squeeze another 50 or so, then go ahead, but i think 400 is reasonable.
     
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    goodtimes5

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    Actually, my lappy is a G4, so the price would be $699.

    :eek:
     
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    Well part of that price includes some attention from an Apple-certified tech, fresh OS installs, and a little bit of a profit. :)
     
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    I just sold a similar G4 iBook but with an 800 Mhz CPU and a little more RAM and an extra battery for $500 so you are not far off on your price. But as many have said here it is all what someone is willing to pay for it. If you can get between $425 - $500 I would say that is fair. But it is all what it is worth to you and the person buying it.
     
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    Amen ITASOR. iGary I believe it was that sold that 1.2 ibook I was talking about and thats what everyone was interested in paying. Its a chopped and screwed market.
    -dsm
     
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    i'd say at least $600, i sold my ibook g3 recently 800 mhz for 500. so yah 500
     
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    It's amazing what the g3 ibooks are still going for. I am going to sell the ibook in my sig. My goal: 400+ but we'll see what happens. Still, I have seen an ibook with my exact same specs minus the airport card go for 395 not including shipping, but then again, it's not common...
     

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