When is the bottom of the market for PPC

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  1. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Minis going to fall out?
    I notice the secondary market is still trying to get 500+ for these machines. When are the prices going to fall. I mean they are G4s. When will see some 300 dollar range prices on these machines?
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    The bottom of the market will be well past the point at which you'd want to buy for anything other than being a collector. I.e., Prices are always downward.
     
  3. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    It's the law of supply and demand. Simple economics. If those asking $500+ for G4 minis don't get their asking price, they will drop it until people start buying them. If people keep buying up the G4 minis at $500+, they'll probably stay there until the demand goes away.
     
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  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    They're still the darlin' of the entry level Mac market. I say they stay hot for awhile.
     
  6. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Also the mini is a cool little computer which is a lot easier to put somewhere than a big G4 tower. I would expect to see the tower prices come down first.
     
  7. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    I still know lots that need to work with Classic apps or have been put off buying Intel for now due to one or two OS X apps they use not being compatible, (I know Rosetta should handle this pretty well, but theory and reality sometimes don't mix).

    For them rather than investing $1000+ in an iMac, PowerMac or other more expensive machine, they would prefer just to hook a Mini up to an existing set-up and tide themselves over to the point of Intel being okay for them. $500 or less is an ideal price short-term.

    While people still want the older PPC machines, prices will remain as high as possible. If demand gets higher, prices may even go above retail. I actually saw a second hand SNES the other day for the same price I paid for mine 12 years ago. While this is an isolated example, I have noticed prices on ebay for these creeping back up. It all comes down to what market there is for something.
     
  8. plarusa macrumors member

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    Don't expect the price for the PPC machines to drop anytime soon. They are still viable machines, which can run everything available now and the forseable future.
     

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