Found 29 G5's on Cleveland Craigslist

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  1. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    "We have around 29 of the Mac G5 with the aluminum tower cases.
    We were thinking about taking out the guts and sell the cases & power supplies on eBay.

    The case & power supply alone sell on eBay for around $ 50 PLUS shipping.

    However, other projects have been taking up most of our time so we plan on offering them for sale.
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    http$://cleveland.craigslist.org/syd/5302183257.html

    <Disclaimer> I am in no way associated with nor will I benefit from the sale of these items. It's simply a posting I read that is unusual and hope will benefit a forum member. </Disclaimer>
     
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    Only problem is that it's $65 A PIECE!
     
  4. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy them all you could always ask for a discount :). But at $65 it's a better deal than this $300 unit in New Jersey

    http$://cnj.craigslist.org/ele/5283629792.html

    CraigsList is loaded with amusing and extreme ads for G5's.
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    A while back, I passed on 27 G5s for $350(I think) in Lexington, KY. My big hold up was that I really didn't have any good place to put them.

    I was really tempted though. They were described as being in various states of working condition, and I figured I could put together enough working ones to recoup my money, plus sell off(or keep) the good parts remaining and then either sell the empty cases to the Hackintoshers or for scrap aluminum. Still sort of sorry I passed, although with the amount of free time I have these days I don't know how long it would have taken me to sort them out.
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I was literally on craigslist yesterday looking up various macs and stuff, I do not remember seeing that!

    Why can't anyone sell macs cheap around here...
     
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    I live in Canton, OH and have been looking at these myself. If you purchase the lot, I'd be happy to take a few off of you. Me and some friends have an idea for a small business and some of these G5s would help a lot.
    I got cash mate, just send me a DM.
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    Emailing this guy and he clearly knows nothing of the actual value of these Macs. I told him dual 1.8GHz and below are only worth about $20 anymore. So I'm trying to get him to take the price down from 5 for $300 to 5 for $50-$100 which seems much more reasonable to me. He's had this listing for about three months (I've been watching) and from what I can tell, not a single bite. So maybe I can get him to realize his prices are awful.
     
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    I guess you won't be happy with the condition of any of these G5.
    They way they are crammed together they are certainly full of bumps and scratches.
    And it's not clear, if they'll work at all.
    I would really keep off this offer...
     
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  11. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    A quick Google search shows that the "best price" for aluminum scrap is 50¢/lb. I've never weighed a stripped G5 case, but a "loaded" one is 40-50lbs. If all of that was aluminum(which it's definitely not) you'd be looking at about $25 each for scrap. Realistically, the scrap value is probably more like $10, if that high.

    You can, of course, sell stripped cases to the Hackintosh guys for more than that, but I suspect you'd pretty quickly reach market saturation.

    Especially in bulk and not know what exactly you're getting, I think $20-30 each is more than fair.
     
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    Yeah but no one using on of these for a Hackintosh case will pay $50 for them as banged and scratched to hell as they are
     
  13. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Surprisingly most people paint the cases
     
  14. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    That kills me! When I built a hack moons ago, I searched forever to find a pristine G5 case.
     

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    When you take everything out they are pretty light, like maybe 5lbs. The power supply and heatsinks are most of the weight unfortunately. On the plus side, the heatsinks are mostly aluminum and copper, so you'd still do okay.
     
  16. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    As far as that goes, though, it would depend at least somewhat on the model.

    LCS G5s do have copper heat pipes and aluminum "fins" but most of the processor module weight is in the LCS components.

    I have a(dead) Quad processor/LCS assembly on the shelf, and without weighing I'd guess it's in the neighborhood of 7-10lbs.

    Looking at a case, though, I'm actually not surprised that they weigh that little. I've not had the PSU out of a G5, but I know that even with most other components out(processor/heatsink, HDDs, ODD) the case feels very "bottom heavy."

    I have a 1000W number stuck in my head for the rating on a Quad PSU-that can't be light.
     
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    I'd estimate the 600W in mine weighed around 4 Kg, so the 1000W will be more. Being long and slim there's a lot of casing area to them.
     

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