Price Advice G4 boxed or unboxed?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Lordart, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Lordart macrumors newbie

    Lordart

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    Hey guys - having a bit of a clear out and considering selling my old G4 from '99 can anyone let me know if it's worth more if I sell in/with it's original box + packaging & accessory box/packaging or not? I only ask as it's quite a big box and really getting in the way! The mac itself is tucked in the corner of another room just now. It is in excellent but used condition with original keyboard/mouse etc.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Lordart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lordart

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    Maybe I should change the question to is it more desirable enough if sold with original box/packaging to be worth me not getting rid of the box etc? I'm not quite ready to sell the mac hence the question... otherwise I'd just put it up for sale and see how it goes!
     
  3. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    I'd say it will be more desirable if it has all the original packaging material in the original box (with matching serial number).

    Whilst the machine itself is probably a dime a dozen right now, a well kept machine in it's own box should be better value later.

    Just my 2c
     
  4. Lordart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lordart

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    Thanks MacTech - I'm in two minds whether to keep it for now or just get rid for whatever it's worth... but yes the box is the one the mac came in from Apple and in perfect condition as kept inside it's original delivery box ... I still need to clear the hard drives I have in the machine, gather the accessories and make sure everything is dust free etc. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to tech packaging... hence the clear out ;)
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Personally, I'd keep it, especially if I were the original owner. As stated, a G4 in good condition with the box will be more desirable than one without - but you'd still be lucky to get $150 for it. The collectability and value is more likely to increase than decrease as time goes on.
     
  6. Lordart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lordart

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    Thanks Redheeler - I was already considering hanging onto it for sentimental reasons so that option is certainly on the cards if I can find some space to store it! :) but I think a good plan may be to collect everything together, give it a good check over and test and update this thread once I have all the specs etc and see what a few of you would value it at. I also have a selection of software in original boxes etc that could be sold with or separately depending on which is best.
     
  7. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    Always keep the boxes, even if you plan to sell. It always helps the value a bit, and it is the BEST way to ship them!
     
  8. Lordart thread starter macrumors newbie

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