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LOLZpersonok

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Aug 10, 2012
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I just got offered a PowerBook G4 from my 'wanted' ad on Kijiji, in which I stated that I was looking for an iBook G4, but would also take a 12" PowerBook G4, which was just offered. I made the guy an offer, my Power Mac G4, which is worth more.

Here's the thing: I originally intended to get a PowerBook G4, but the Power Mac I got was being offered at a lower cost and wasn't being sold by a sketchy seller, whereas the PowerBook at the time was. I still really want a PowerBook G4 badly, and for some reason I want the 12", don't ask why. Guess it's the same reason I was looking for an iBook G4. I'd ask my friend for his because he doesn't use it, but it has a line on the screen and it is missing three keys.

Do you think I should offer my Power Mac G4? I did originally want the PowerBook and this Power Mac is quite noisy, but it is a good amount more powerful.

To put this into perspective, this PowerBook G4 (PowerBook6,8) I was offered has a 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It also has a 120GB hard drive. My Power Mac also has 2GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive, it just has two 1.25GHz processors. I honestly don't use any multi threaded PowerPC applications on it, so I'm never taking advantage of that capability.
 

chabig

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I wouldn't offer the PowerMac. It'll cost more to ship than the machine is worth.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I might have been with you until you mentioned you had Dual Processors. I know you say you don't use them, but a dual anything trumps a single processor (with the exception being that the dual is significantly lower in clock speed) as far as comparing things for trading goes.
 

2984839

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On the open market, your PowerMac is worth more, especially with dual CPUs. You should be able to sell it and be able to buy a PowerBook6,8 with money to spare.

However, the computer you want more is more valuable to you than the other one. If you really want the PB more than the PowerMac, then I'd say go for it. I have the same model and it is my main computer.
 

LOLZpersonok

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 10, 2012
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Calgary, Canada
I'm going to have to take your guy's advice. The guy who offered the PowerBook rejected the offer and decided not to get rid of it. Oh well, time wait for another deal. Turns out I'm keeping my Power Mac.

Ugh, I hate the feeling of really wanting something and not having any way to get it -_-
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Ugh, I hate the feeling of really wanting something and not having any way to get it -_-
You aren't the only one. I got my first 17" PB six years after it came out on the market. I got my QS 12 years after it first came out.

Not having the cash to get what you want when you want it sucks!
 

LOLZpersonok

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 10, 2012
724
18
Calgary, Canada
You aren't the only one. I got my first 17" PB six years after it came out on the market. I got my QS 12 years after it first came out.

Not having the cash to get what you want when you want it sucks!

I would go out and find a job and I'd buy what I wanted, but after the last place I worked, I'm scared of going and getting another. That's how I bought my late '06 iMac, which I do regret buying, because it's a piece of crap that I managed to get to function somewhat properly.

I do have two more computers coming my way for nothing, but they're PCs. One is quite new, and still likely less powerful than my HP so it'll be going to my brother. The other is an older machine that I am still excited to get, but it isn't the 12" PowerBook that I want. I'm also interested in finding an Old World ROM Mac for Mac OS 9. I'd use my iMac G3, but the PAV board is toast, unfortunately.
 
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