Feeler: Dual 2GHz PM and Sawtooth

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by topgunn, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    I have a couple of items I am looking to sell.

    First, a little background. I needed a "headless" computer to run iMovie/iDVD. I could have bought a mini but I didn't like having only 32MB of VRAM. Instead, I went to the local Apple Store and bought a Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac. Now, if a new mini comes out, I will likely buy one and sell the Power Mac (I don't need that much power). I would like to get a feel for what it's worth.

    Also, I bought an old Sawtooth Power Mac on eBay for a fair price not long ago with the hopes that it could be used as my iMovie Machine after some upgrades. As it turns out, it costs more to upgrade and ends up slower than a new mini.

    So here is what I have:

    Dual 2.0GHz Power Mac G5
    • 1.5GB RAM
    • Two 250GB HD's - SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B250S0 w/ 16MB cache
    • ATI Radeon X800 (retail)
    • Tiger
    • Original boxes, manuals, software
    • 16x Dual-layer DVD burner

    450MHz Power Mac (Sawtooth)
    • 512MB RAM (four 128MB sticks)
    • 8x DVD burner
    • Rage 128 Pro 16MB (original graphics card)
    • GeForce3 64MB video card w/ TV out (flashed PC version)
    • Zip 100
    • No keyboard or mouse
    • No software

    Let me know what you guys think.
  2. 7254278 macrumors 68020

    Apr 11, 2004
    Are you willing to sell the Geforce 3 and the zip drive, if so how much to madrid spain 28010?
  3. wnameth macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2004
    if he doesn't want to sell the zip separately i will give you mine (zip 100) for 30 shipped to spain
  4. lopresmb macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hang onto that PM man, thats a really nice machine that you ought to get quite a bit of life out of. IN reagards to the Sawtooth ( I love those machines, used to have one), use it as a backup machine or try and resell it and see if you can get somehting close to what you paid for it on ebay...

    (I guess you were asking for some sort of advice correct???)
  5. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    Willing to sell one of those 250GB SATA drives?
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    What ya looking for price range wise for the Sawtooth?
  7. topgunn thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    I really don't want to break up the machines because the remaining parts will be that much harder to sell.

    The reason I am getting rid of the Power Mac is because it has much more power than what I need. I bought it because it was the cheapest Mac available without a display. Now, if the mini is upgraded to 64MB of VRAM, I can have a machine that does what I need it to and have it cost $1,000+ less than the G5.

    The main reason for this post is to see what the demand is for these machines and determine what the market value is.

    For the Sawtooth, I think $300 is a good asking price. What do you all think?

    As for the Power Mac, you can buy a refurbished one from Apple for $1,799 (we won't figure in tax). You can buy the X800 for around $400 on a good day. You can get the extra 1GB of memory for $75 or so. The extra hard drive would cost $90 or so. Subtract the sale of the 9600 included at around $60.

    That puts it just over $2,300 to buy it new. So take 10% off that for the fact that its used (3 months) and that makes it $2,075. Does that sound reasonable? Too high? Too low? Let me know what your opinion is.
  8. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    Man I love the look of those sawtooths. I think you could get a good $500 for it. Or more. Those are some nice computers. Might get one myself. Intrested.
  9. mbl42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2005
    How about a trade for the Sawtooth? I have...

    P2 PC
    2 awesome 17" CRTs
    iMac G3 Parts
    iPod 4G Skin
    128MB CF Card
    Performa 6400/200

    Please email me pics. Thanks.
  10. topgunn thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    Sorry, I am not looking to trade but to sell.

    What I am really looking for is some advice about what these two computers are worth.

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