Buying an Airport Extreme Card off of ebay?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pete6032, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. pete6032 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I am new to Macs, just got a PowerMac G5 2.5 ghz system from a friend. I've never tinkered with Mac hardware before and I know I need an Airport Extreme card. My roommate just bought one off of ebay and paid $38 including shipping for it. I went onto ebay and searched "Airport Extreme card" and it came up with a bunch of different model cards that were are LOT cheaper than $38. I am at a loss figuring out which card I should buy as I am not sure why my roommate decided to pay $38 for a card when I am seeing them for a lot less. Can anyone offer some insight? I don't need bluetooth and I am fine with wireless G instead of N if it saves some money.

    Would these be appropriate purchases?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-A1126-Air...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5884fdeb58

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-AIRPORT-E...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a596a7e9

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kat King123 macrumors regular

    Kat King123

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    well i hate to this but you cant just put any old airport extreme in your powermac the only option is to put this kit into which is a combination of bluetooth and airport extreme costs $217. If you can live without airport and bluetooth. like for instance using a ethernet cable and just not syncing your phone to your mac it will save a lot of money:D
     

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