Brand New 20" iMac G4 on ebay

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  1. prvt.donut, Dec 14, 2012
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    Someone's going to get a cool toy for Christmas. It'd be fun to buy just to see how well you can integrate it with today's "stuff."
     
  4. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing! If I didn't have an iMac 15" 700 Mhz I would totally buy it :)

    It looks amazing, splendid and brand new... Love it!

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    Crap!!! I put a bid, just to see how high the bid price was and now I'm the highest bidder!!! NO!!!!!
     
  5. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Phew!! Looks like some other people took over the title of lead bidder for it.

    If you did win it, you could always gift it to me!!!:)
     
  6. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I just looked at it, I'm watching it now. Considering bidding on it too.
     
  7. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    Crap! Not again! I bidded again :'( haha it's so compulsive...

    I would but if I do win it, I would use for work. I need a huge screen for coding.
     
  8. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    He does not ship internationally!!! I WOULD PURCHASE THIS. A-ma-zing!

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    That price will increase rapidly within these few hours. I estimate this thing to end close to 800-1000 or more..
     
  9. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Yes, he does:
     
  10. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    It is increasing. I do want to bid but I don't know... man too good to let go away... :'(
     
  11. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I noticed. Although my customs charges a total of 27.7% extra upon the goods value. So.. It's not funny..

    + international shipping for such a heavy unit will be around 130-140 dollars as well.
     
  12. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Just think about the G4 goodness!
     
  13. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an pristine (bright white, scratchless) condition iMac G4 17" 1Ghz model in with 2GB of RAM. Then, I ordered new harman kardon apple speakers that are on their way. That iMac came from the US as well and was 75 dollars (!) but 125 dollars shipping + 38 euro's customs.

    Speakers were around 70 dollars (exc. customs) <-- NEW.

    So, as tempting as this is..
     
  14. skateny macrumors 6502

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    If it were a new late-model PowerBook G4, I'd definitely bid on it, though I don't know how high I'd go. Love those PowerBooks.

    As it is, when I got my iBook three years ago, it was clear to me that it was barely used, with a battery that was in great condition. I've kept in good condition, and it often feels as though I'm using a new iBook. I've treated all my Macs well.

    Many years ago when I needed to use a Windows laptop, I through it around as I would a textbook.
     
  15. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    So have I. I just scrubbed down my new G5. It's basically to do the design justice!
     
  16. dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    I picked up one of those on eBay earlier this year- same model, which was the most powerful g4 iMac made.

    Mine was from an electronics recycler and was in fantastic condition, except for a stress spot on the LCD (can't even see it under most conditions).

    Paid $120 for it, including shipping :)
     
  17. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, most of them are beauties. That's only one reason why we so often see them in TV shows and films. I was working with a neurologist in the early 90s, and he had his office equipped with a few Mac desktops and the PowerBook 140s and 170s (at a speed of 16MHz!), and later the 180c (33MHz), all operating System 7. I remember being so taken by them and how smart they looked.

    Starting with the Kanga PowerBook way back when (Boy did I love that machine!), I was struck by how often I saw product placement for Apple rigs. The later PowerBook G3s, the Cube and, of course, virtually every iteration of the iMac. I went to meet an architect around the year 2000 to help him buy and outfit PowerBooks for his office. His office was aesthetically compelling in the attention to design and detail. And, of course, each work station was fitted with a G4 Cube, including a beautiful polished chrome front desk. A couple of years later, I did consulting at a Montessori School in Manhattan. A few Cubes and several iMacs of various colors, all very nicely and intentionally placed.

    Having had the good fortune to have worked with virtually every Mac ever made, it's easy to forget how stunning these rigs were when first introduced.
     
  18. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a great deal. At $72.87, the shipping on this model is pretty steep, but if you gotta have it, you gotta have it.

    One of my few Mac-related regrets is having passed on a brand new TAM at a good price about ten-to-twelve years ago. Kid got it from his grandmother or something, and it just sat in his closet. He didn't know what he had and just wanted to make a few bucks.

    Only thing I can recall is that I had more than two Macs at the time, and just didn't want to bother with another one. Obviously, the TAM is a work of art and would probably draw a premium if a new one were for sale today, but it also was not well received in terms of power and such at the time. Yet reviews rarely swayed me when I was interested in purchasing a new Mac. In retrospect, just a regrettable decision on my part.
     
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    Just bid on it and have been outbid right away. Man, I will watch on how far it would go.
     
  20. skateny macrumors 6502

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    To me, it's fascinating that this is even being offered on eBay. It's possible that the seller set the reserve so high that it won't be sold in this auction. He may just want to get a feel for what buyers' think it's worth, or sell it to one of the many bidders at a higher price than what's offered in the auction after the auction's closed.

    In any event, I think this is a good investment. Buy it, keep it in a safe place, then sell it 3 - 10 years later. Or give it to your kids in a few years.
     
  21. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    There is no reserve.
     
  22. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Cool.
     
  23. 92jlee macrumors 6502

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    I picked up one of these for my partner as a kitchen computer, found it on eBay, contacted the seller and he agreed to end the auction as I was just round the corner. £100! It's in almost new condition, no scratches, marks or fading. Lovley machine.
     
  24. prvt.donut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, it finished for $2700 USD!!!!

    :apple::apple::apple:$$$:apple::apple::apple:
     

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    Holy smokes! I was the highest bidder for around 8 hours...
     

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