Resolved Good Trade?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, May 27, 2014.

  1. Ih8reno, May 27, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014

    Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #1
    I have 2 powerbooks, both 12 inch but one is an 867mhz model and the other is a 1.5ghz. I got an offer from someone to trade it for their 3gs an 8gb model. As I already have a 12 inch powerbook and don't need 2 I am considering this to add it to my Apple collection. would this be a good trade of equal value?
     
  2. jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    #2
    I wouldn't think so, an 8 GB model is pretty small, and you can buy a 3GS for $50, wheras you could pick up $120 for both PBs.
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Location:
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    #3
    You can get those iPhones for $45 easy. I would say your PowerBooks are worth more. Willing to sell one?
     
  4. Ih8reno, May 28, 2014
    Last edited: May 28, 2014

    Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #4
    Good Trade?

    Well it was a response to an ad I have up, got it for free so it would be win win either way. Oh and I'm keeping my 1.5ghz model.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #5

    I want one! That isn't a good trade at all actually.
     
  6. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #6
    Don't fret, he seems to have lost interest as he didn't answer me. Guess I'll just hang onto it.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #7
    I'd buy it! Heck, an 867 can run Leopard natively so it has some value...
     
  8. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Location:
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    #8
    Tempted to get a 12" PB. But...... woke up and won a cheap auction on a iBook G4 1GHz so it worked out :)
     
  9. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #9
    It's a great machine, I do use the 1.5 model more often though. It has a fresh install of Leopard right now and I bumped the ram to 640mb. Just part of my ever expanding (perhaps way too much) Apple collection.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #10
    How much did you pay?
     
  11. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Location:
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    #11
    $34.98

    Need to buy these, waiting on the iBook to show up so I get a better idea for what it needs since the pictures didn't show the bottom or any pictures of it turned on.

    Battery (possibly)
    1GB stick of Ram (has 512MB)
    Power Adapter (bought)
    Rubber feet (possibly since usually they are all missing)
    2 Rubber things on display (broken off too)
    SuperDrive (CD-Rom isn't appealing!)

    Bit of a fixer but should be fine for a kicker laptop, cheap and tough :D
     

    Attached Files:

  12. MrPilot macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    #12
    I think you use the 3Gs with jailbreak and xbmc installed. Then you can hook it up to a tv using hdmi and use it like a media center.. I mean it has some value maybe.

    I'd personally prefer a mac though
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #13
    You'll probably have $50 - $75 in it by the time you are all done upgrades, cleaning supplies, etc. Either way, the fun of working on them is worth it!
     
  14. reco2011 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    #14
    I agree with that last sentence 100%. The $45 I paid for my iBook G3 has "paid" for itself in the fun department.
     
  15. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #15
    They are a pain yet so fun to work on!
     
  16. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #16
    Problem solved itself, just sold it for a good price for the buyer.
     
  17. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #17
    Glad it worked out for you...
     
  18. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012

Share This Page