a good buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Keebler, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    fellow mac folks,

    i'm looking at the following imac g5 rev a to purchase.
    local seller is asking $800, offering for me to take a look.
    i want to mount this in my kitchen, although i also want to buy a new dslr for around the same price.

    is this worth the asking price?

    1.8Ghz PowerPC G5 processor
    512K on-chip level 2 cache running at 1.8Ghz
    512MB DDR SDRAM (Supports upto 2GB)
    160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
    Slot Loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive
    ATI Radeon 9600 Graphics with 128MB DDR Memory
    Built in 56K Modem
    Built in Ethernet
    Built in Wireless Card Airport Extreme Card 802.11g
    Two Firewire, three USB
    BLUETOOTH
    Integrated Speakers
    Apple Mouse and Keyboard
    ORIGINAL BOX, Guide and Padding all included.
    OS X
    Office Mac (Installed)
    Adobe Photoshop CS Installed


    cheers,
    keebler
     
  2. jng macrumors 65816

    jng

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    No. It's a G5, not even an intelmac and they're trying to squeeze money out of you by leaving Adobe CS installed on it (illegal btw).

    What's the screensize? It's Rev a, but is it 20" or 17"? That also determines worth.
     
  3. topgunn macrumors 65816

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  4. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    almost certain it's a 17"

    i was also thinking the value would be lower considering new imacs are supposedly coming out soon.
    i believe it's a student trying to get money for laptop so i understand his need to keep the price high, but i'm not buying at the price. also said that there is extended warranty until 2009 which must mean he didn't buy it through apple b/c that would put the purchase to last year which doesn't add up.
     
  5. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    iMacs hold their value extremely well. When new iMacs are introduced only the last two or three generations really see much of a price drop. After that, its a very slow decline. G4 iMacs probably aren't the best comparision since many people (myself included) feel that they are the pinnacle of desktop computer design but you would have a hard time finding a 20" G4 iMac for less than $800 or $900. And that is for a 1.25GHz G4! Even the latter of the CRT iMacs sell for $200 to $300.

    Back on topic, if he wants $800 for a 17" iMac, you might as well get the refurb 17" from the Apple Store with warranty and all. I think it is $899.
     

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