Price Advice eMac for $45... good condition.. good deal??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by davidg4781, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I found an eMac for $45 on craigslist. It looks like it's in good condition and for that price, seems like a pretty good deal.

    What do y'all think? I have a MacBook that would be my primary Mac, but having one around to play with would be neat, along with having a bit of history.

    Anything I should look for? I kind of would like to have a G4 that uses the Apple Pro Speakers, just so I can buy some and use them since they're kind of rare and stuff.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    eMacs are great computers, as long as you get one that doesn't have bad capacitors. They cannot use the Apple Pro speakers.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    emacs are so slow

    I would at least make sure its usb 2.0 so you could use it as a video or music server

    I have a 1ghz model at home and the display no longer works. Got me through college though. But VERY slow compared to any recent machines
     
  4. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There's an iMac G4 for $175. I could get that for the speakers. I don't have the speakers yet, but I saw them on craigslist for $35 I think.

    And I wouldn't be using the eMac for real work, just to goof around with.

    I need to start scheduling myself to work on pay days...
     

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