Buy this Apple Cube?

pkeynote

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Im being offered a Apple Cube G4 in what i can say, perfect aesthetic condition, it comes with the Original Speakers, Mouse and Power Supply.

Here are the technical specs:

Processor: 450Mhz
Ram: 192MB SDRam
HDD: 20GB
GFX: Ati Rage 128Pro 16MB

Price is 300€ shipping included, about 390USD

What do you think is a good price for the machine?

Thanks a lot!
 

Zeke D

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$390 is too much for a G4 cube. A guy on these forums gave three away if you reimbursed him for shipping. $390 would go a long way, I would pass I expect you can get a G4 Cube for less than $100USD
 

Intell

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That's a bit much for a Cube unless it's in mint condition and you want one now. Although, the speakers alone are $30-$50.
 

pkeynote

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The problem is I live in Spain, so getting one from Usa is really difficult.
 

Intell

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I'm not really good with non-US prices. You may have to do some of your own research for a good price for that machine.
 

Zeke D

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shipping to spain is only about $70USD. so if you got a cube for $100 + $70 shipping, you can spend the $220 difference on some neat PPC software.
 

GermanyChris

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Do you like it?

Does the price seen reasonable?

If you answered yes to the questions above then get it. Prices in Europe are different than the US.
 
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Intell

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I saw one listed with a "Dual Core 1.6GHz Power PC Processor." I didn't know this was possible.
Yep. Cubes can have up to a dual 1.8Ghz G4 installed in them with 1.5GB of ram. There's just one eBay seller to avoid due to his grossly overinflated prices. His Cubes are identifiable as having a bonsai tree in some of the pictures.
 

skateny

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Yep. Cubes can have up to a dual 1.8Ghz G4 installed in them with 1.5GB of ram. There's just one eBay seller to avoid due to his grossly overinflated prices. His Cubes are identifiable as having a bonsai tree in some of the pictures.
Amazing the things I've learned here. I'm not in the market for one, so I'm safe. For now.

Years ago I was offered a Mac TAM edition. I passed on it. I'm not a collector. When I buy a computer, I want to use it, and I'm afraid that, at least by now, I'd be very frustrated with a 250MHz PowerPC 603e.

I do love the look though.
 

Davy.Shalom

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Im being offered a Apple Cube G4 in what i can say, perfect aesthetic condition, it comes with the Original Speakers, Mouse and Power Supply.

Here are the technical specs:

Processor: 450Mhz
Ram: 192MB SDRam
HDD: 20GB
GFX: Ati Rage 128Pro 16MB

Price is 300€ shipping included, about 390USD

What do you think is a good price for the machine?

Thanks a lot!
I got one that included the apple cinema display with ADC connector for $165 off of ebay. My advice would be to keep looking.
 

Intell

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Amazing the things I've learned here. I'm not in the market for one, so I'm safe. For now.

Years ago I was offered a Mac TAM edition. I passed on it. I'm not a collector. When I buy a computer, I want to use it, and I'm afraid that, at least by now, I'd be very frustrated with a 250MHz PowerPC 603e.

I do love the look though.
You should have gotten that. Even if you wouldn't use a TAM, they're great to have. You can also upgrade the CPU in TAMs. I think the fastest is a 500Mhz or 700Mhz G3.
 

skateny

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You should have gotten that. Even if you wouldn't use a TAM, they're great to have. You can also upgrade the CPU in TAMs. I think the fastest is a 500Mhz or 700Mhz G3.
Yes, I should have.

Someone gave it to the guy as a gift, and he never opened it. At the time, my wallet was distracted elsewhere.
 

Aldaris

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With how rare* cubes are there is a collectors market a $400 range is usual, not to say that you could find some cheaper and in varying conditions.
 

joepunk

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A bit pricy for a Cube but than that is in Europe

I would love to have a TAM. Also I would still like to have a Cube. An art teacher who had a cube in her office told me to be careful of the power button.
 

orestes1984

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There's too much speculation on these now, there's still to many that you can find someone willing to sell you one for $50 and then theres the speculators on ebay that try to sell dual cpu upgraded cubes for $1200. As with everything at the moment, it's a buyers market if you have spare change. Keep looking until you find one at the right price. There's plenty of cubes, not so many TAMs
 

Zeke D

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If I could get a cube with a CPU in excess of 1.25Ghz, I would seriously consider it to replace my PMG4.