What Should I Do With My Mac and Stuff

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doucy2, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    Well as many of you already know I have lot of old mac stuff around just sitting here not being used
    I am currently trying to sell it all to get a G5 but I'm just not getting the response for it.
    So what should I do with all this stuff in the mean time, I have no camera so no ebay unless i can find a friend with one.
    i have
    2x powermac g4
    and a iMac 333 just sitting around all work, any good idea of what i could do with them?

    let me know

    cheers
     
  2. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Put them on your local craigslist.org page. You don't need pics there. If you price them well they should sell.

    You could also just keep them and turn them into media servers, iTunes servers or run Folding@Home.

    The iMac is great for little kids/toddlers. Do you know anyone with a kid in preschool - 2nd grade? Sell it to them for $99. Just make sure it still has OS 9 or Classic for all the great edu games.
     
  3. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    yup already up on craigslist all sorts on nibbles but no big bits

    it has OS 9.2 so yea that would be good for kids
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    The bulk of my home network is comprised of older Macs (with a few PCs because they were obtained on the cheap), and I find that they can each take on pretty hefty tasks. My Cube acts as a BitTorrent/File Server, while my Beige G3 was a webserver (It's now being converted into an Asterisk server). It's just a matter of putting a wee bit of ram into them, and setting them up for a dedicated purpose. Don't forget to set up VNC on them as well for direct control.
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    Throw the iMac in the dumpster like I did last week. There's one problem solved. ;)
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Man, should have taken it to Subtractions in Laurel.

    Thats bad to throw in dumpsters. :(

    Or you could have sold it for like 20 or so locally.
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    I've thrown away worse. :eek:
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I would take them off your hands...no problem (for free)


    Bless
     
  10. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd ebay it. The last time I looked even the original imacs still sell for around $100.
     
  11. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    You can ebay your stuff without a picture. I do it all the time and the stuff sells. Just give a good description and be honest.
     
  12. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Find a friend with a camera and eBay 'em. That'd be the best way to do it. You'd probably get more for the stuff if you had pics of it.

    EDIT: iGary, I just can't picture you throwing away a Mac. :eek:
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You should have given it to me. I would have given it a nice home. :)
     
  14. rdowns Suspended

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    Shame on you, you heathen. Thou shalt never throw away a Mac in the trash. Now go repair permissions and say 10 Think Different poems.

    I gave away 2 iMacs to a local charity a few weeks ago. Were sitting in my basement for ages. They were very pleased to get them. Spent a couple of hours there setting them up for the kids to use.
     

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