Good Places to buy used Macs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Muttster, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Muttster macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I am looking for good places to buy used mac (g4's and g5's). I have checked out Ebay (seem to run high with auction fever) and craigslist (lots of spammmers and peple who don't replu to inquiries. Are there any other good sites or shops that sell these types of macs.
  2. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
    give your local resellers a try, but i'd think craigslist is probably your best bet. and may have what you need as well.
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i think craigslist and ebay would be your best bets. if you're going to go through craigslist, sellers always seem willing to negotiate a lower price if you push hard enough. also, you can ask to see the unit before making a final decision on purchasing; you can't do that on ebay. if you buy through ebay, however, just have a bit of patience. you're bound to find a deal somewhere.
  4. Macheath_Messer macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2003
    Ringgold, GA
    Some sites to try

    FWIW, here are some sites you can look at to find used Mac deals. Make sure they all offer some sort of warranty/customer support.

    Depending on what you're looking for, you can get a 233 MHz Rev. A/B iMac for $30 or so, and the sky's pretty much the limit beyond that basic pricepoint. Some of the used systems cost almost/just as much as newer systems, so shop around for the best deal. I know, earth-shattering advice! :D

    Good luck finding yourself a nice old Mac!

  5. e=mc2 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
  6. Macheath_Messer macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2003
    Ringgold, GA
    Oh yeah!

    Thanks for those links. I had forgotten about those guys. :)
  7. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    Glendale, California, USA
    I've had good luck in the past in dealing with PowerMax. In addition to delivering excactly what is described, they offer a limited warranty on their products. On newer machines, or refurbs, they tend to offer an AppleCare (or AppleCare-esque) warranty plan which is a major plus for dealing with a used product.
  8. felipson macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2006
    my reccomendations

    I would recommend . It is a website dedicated for it's users to post what they are looking for. Unlike the traditional users posting what they are selling.. Buezit lets users post what they want or need. pretty interesting.
  9. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
  10. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    I got my second hand G4 iMac from eBay (my first mac!) and was delighted. There are often plenty of good deals
  11. buffalo macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    If you're looking for a G4 Mac Mini or a G5 iMac or a PowerMac, I'd look in the Apple Refurb store. Pretty good prices, a one year warranty, and the chance for an upgrade!
  12. BadgerMac macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    I've purchased a number of machines from Small Dog dating back to my Titanium G4 PowerBook. The folks there have been great. I know Mac writer Charles Moore has had good luck with the 17" Powerbook he bought from TekRestore.

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