G3 Aio

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by confucious42, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. confucious42 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering how much these things are worth, because I saw one at a friends house, and I've never seen one before. I thought it was very interesting, and I was wondering what was the deal on these things?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Almost nothing.

    Apple always had at least one all-in-one in the product line. The G3 AIO filled that market between the earlier Power Mac 5500 and the later iMac G3.
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    That's an odd assertion. Beige G3s can still sell for around $100, first-gen iMacs the same. The AiO Beige was an oddity, only sold to the education market. So based solely on its specs, it might only be worth $100, because it's more rare, it would probably garner more from a collector.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I'm a collector. I have over 80 vintage Macs ranging from SEs to G3s. I wouldn't pay anything close to $100 for an AIO, and I can't think of anybody that would.

    A recent posting on the LEM Swaplist (the haven for Mac collectors) offers 135 G3 AIOs for free.

    They're not terribly great, and really big and heavy and cost a ton to ship anywhere, especially given since G3 desktops, which are more powerful, often cost less to buy and ship than a G3 AIO costs just to ship. An iMac is such a better value.

    Oh yeah, and the average first generation iMac isn't going to sell for $100 either. I bought five for $50 once, and they show up on LEM Swap all the time for pretty cheap.
     
  5. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, most people just throw them out cause they are to much to ship ( close to 60lbs) i got the 2 i own for free for getting 6 others working. and eventualy there is going to be few of them left.

    I guess you can say that they are the Mac that everyone will forget. and cause of this reason it will be forced into rarity, alto not to most collectors perspective

    it isnt as fast as the B&W cause the system bus is 33mhz slower, takes 256mb less max ram then a B&W, and lacks a 66mhz PCI slot, but the way mine is i cant complain, cause it served me well and it still continues to serve me well. its got 10.4.10 on it and running great ( minus a few things). i still use it as a TV ( with the help from my cable box) and i also run my xbox, dreamcast and other game systems thru it. and it serves as a jukebox ( cause it hooks to my home stereo).

    i am one of the few that actual likes the G3 AIO.
     
  6. confucious42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for the information, I think I'll pass it up.
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I dont think they got the name Molar Mac for nothing.

    I think these would look great in your local dentists office. ;)
     
  8. mactarkus macrumors regular

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    A fellow collector!

    We're going to feature the G3 AIO on our podcast this week (www.retromaccast.com). I was wondering if you listen to our show since you seem to be in the target audience.

    Cheers,

    James

     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I bought one stock for $120. Just shows you that people will pay anything.
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yeah I'm a subscriber, although I usually read the episode descriptions and listen to the parts that peak my interest.
     
  11. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    i bought twenty of these things for 25 dollars..


    wee i fixed em up and gave them away to needy people

    :]
     
  12. confucious42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really like the podcast, it is very informative. I listened to the new one, and some of the older ones.
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Although keep in mind I bought it in 2004, when it could run the current OS at the time (Panther)
     
  14. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine too terribly much.Maybe around, ehh, 75-100USD? But they get props for being somewhat mildly rare(education only), but cost a buttload to ship anywhere.

    But they're tanks, I gotta give Apple credit for that. Nine years, and they're just now starting to die at my school. And they'll run 10.2 without too many troubles, they are G3, after all. But I wouldn't get one unless you are a collector, or you can get one for free or something. They just aren't worth it otherwise.
     

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