Brand New G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MatthewLTL, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    anyone happen to notice that you can buy a DP 2.0GHz G5 with 512MB RAM, Combo Drive and 160GB HDD for $2,899.99 on Amazon?
     
  2. catzilla macrumors 6502

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    There is a guy on eBay with a load of nos Apple stuff, ipodbay or something like that.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    :eek: link please
     
  4. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Antiques.
    This guy buys loads of stuff and stores them for decades and sells them later as antiques. Especially the limited edition stuff. Take the Apple Watch for example.
     
  7. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not all antiques are worth something. Someone has to want them and no one will pay $4000 for a computer that you have to find ways to do everyday tasks on. You think in 10 years a 2001 Chevrolet Impala or Caviler will be worth anything even though it will be 20 years old? probably not.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    20 years is not enough, more like 40 or 60 or 100 years. I think that guy was pretty sure nobody would buy that iBook but it wouldn't hurt to keep it there. (I'm not sure if it costs money to keep a listing up, does it?)
     
  9. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is the point no G3 G4 or G5 machine is even 20 years yet let alone 40 or 60 therefore they are simply NOT worth the money he is charging and no one with the right frame of mind is going to pay that mainly when a brand new Mac Pro costs 4000. No one will pay 4000 for a laptop that isn't up to todays standards or can even do anything today without workarounds
     
  10. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Everything is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. It is a gamble on the seller's part but he clearly thinks there is a market for his stuff.
     
  11. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Makes sense, that's exactly how long it'll be sitting there at that price ;)
     
  12. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How is a New, Sealed in box G5 tower worth less than a Sealed in box iBook G4?!
     

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