Price Advice 2006 14.1in iBook G4, worth?

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  1. sparrom macrumors newbie

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    Hello, just looking for some guidance on what my iBook G4 would be worth?

    iBook G4
    14.1in Display
    1.42 GHz Power PC G4
    Memory (DDR SDRAM) 1.5 GB
    80GB Hard Drive

    Family would like to purchase it from me and I certainly don’t want to rip them off... Thanks!
     
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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If it is in good working order, I'd probably pay no more than $100 for it.
     
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  5. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but I'd not take it if you were giving it away...
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps some sentimental value?

    I certainly wouldn't sell it to a family member. Just give it to him/her.
     
  7. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Everymac says more. Around $400 USD.
    I have the original G4 TiBook and use it everyday for light web stuff. Upgrade the HD with a kit from Other World Computing and find a use for it.

    iBook G4 value

    Dale
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    My wife uses the G4 iBook everyday for e-mail and light web stuff as well. She uses her Mac mini on the lan to store files. It's a perfectly good machine for what she does.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    It's not worth $400. You can get a much faster used MacBook for $400.

    iBook harddrive is VERY difficult to replace.

    iPad can be bought for $299 and would be better for most things.
     
  10. caligomez macrumors regular

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    Whaaat? $400??! Everymac is nucking futs..
     
  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I found two of these in good condition on CL in the Seattle area for $215 and $240. You can find them for $100, but what shape are they in?

    An iPad with a keyboard is probably a better machine for email and web, but it lacks user configurable storage.

    Dale
     
  12. FEdward macrumors newbie

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    Macs Never Die, They just wind up on eBay

    I'm an attorney and use the latest iMacs here in my law office, but still occasionally tote around a iBook G4 running Leopard. Great for email, web-surfing, document creation & editing using AppleWorks or MS Word 2004. Also is a competent DVD player. Most everything I need on the road. Truth is–except for document editing–an iPhone does so much that a laptop can that it makes a portable is almost an unnecessary appliance. The iPhone IS a portable Mac. The nay-sayers who are posting stuff here are just shameless elitists, and the iBook still has some value. I would say between $200-250 in perfect condition if upgraded to its maximum 1.5 GBs RAM.
     
  13. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

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    As an attorney, you should have spotted that it already has 1.5GB RAM. :)

    I'd say $120 - $160 if in good to perfect condition. But, as it's family, you'd be better off giving it to them with the express caveat that you will not act as their unofficial technical support, nor can they get pissy at you when it breaks. This should always be made clear, especially if it's your sister...
     
  14. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    It is hard to see why anyone would buy it from you. But in sayng that, I did get $50 for my wife's old iBook, (although that was only because the 'buyer' would not let me give it to him).

    I did give my old PowerBook 12" to my sister; she loved it. Until they got a white MacBook...
     
  15. FEdward macrumors newbie

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    Was an observation about it being already maxxed out in the RAM area.

    Was an observation about it being already maxxed the RAM, and I concur about the suggestion to just give it. Lovingly.
     
  16. firedept macrumors 603

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    Just gave one away. Could not come to terms with selling it. Was just to old. Besides if something went wrong with it I would have felt guilty taking money for it. It was in great shape both cosmetically and functionally. If I would have sold it, $100 would have been the absolute max I would have asked. But with its age, anything could have gone wrong at any moment.
     

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