Ebay Auction! Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by airjuggernaut, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Everyone, I've been lurking around Ebay for quite some time for a good deal on an old mac laptop, and I came across this one.

    POWERBOOK G4 1.5GHZ 256MB SUPERDRIVE .LAPTOP WILL POWER ON WITH VIDEO ON THE SCREEN.

    15" LCD NO DEAD PIXELS OR SCRATCHES ON THE SCREEN.THE SCREEN FLICKERS WHEN MOVED OR TOUCHED ON THE SIDE.

    POWER PC G4 1.5GHZ.

    32MB VIDEO CARD

    256MB RAM

    MISSING HDD(CONNECTOR INCLUDED).

    DVD/R/CDRW SUPER DRIVE

    I DID START THE LAPTOP AND BOOT ON DVD, BUT I COULDN'T FORMAT A HARD DISK,I'VE GOT ERROR "20"
    BATTERY WILL HOLD A CHARGE , CAN'T TELL HOW LONG.

    POWER ADAPTER NOT INCLUDED.

    WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU'LL GET.

    LAPTOP SOLD AS IS FOR PARTS OR REPAIR.

    THIS IS AN OFF LEASE UNIT AND HAS SOME SCRATCHES,MARKS AND SIGNS OF WEAR ON THE TOP LID AND BOTTOM BASE.MISSING RUBBER FEET .

    IF YOU WANT THE ITEM SOONER,FEEL FREE TO MAKE AN OFFER.

    THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK BIDDING.

    The guy has 98.1% Positive Feedback, he has sold over 780 things, so I think he is reliable.

    I think the flickering screen is just a bad screen cable, and I would just need to buy a new cable and a new hard drive.

    Do you think this a good deal? Is it just a simple fix like I think it is?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    How much are you planning on paying for it? My guess would be something like ...

    30% = it will be as simple as you think
    50% = it will be slightly to moderately more expensive than you think in terms of cost
    20% = it will be a cluster.
     
  3. airjuggernaut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha sorry I got so lost in the post that I forgot to post the price :p

    Its currently at $167 CDN.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    $200CDN would probably be my personal hard limit, considering you'll have to put an HDD in it, get a power supply, fix the display, and put a decent amount of memory in it. When you're done with all of that, if you're lucky and there are no unforeseen issues, you'll be easily north of 400CDN.
     

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