how can I sell an old macbook g3 series 1998

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  1. bmekarczewski macrumors newbie

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    How can I sell and put this to use, can also email me at vihanna559@gmail.com
     
  2. JoeFkling macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of vintage mac collectors out there. Check e-bay for recent sold auctions to get a better idea of what the price would be for selling.
     
  3. weckart macrumors 68040

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    If my recent purchases are any indication not that much unless you have kept the box, manuals and disks. All those increase the price noticeably.

    If your Powerbook has a Rage Pro graphics chip, then it is a PDQ or Wallstreet II. Those are more desirable than the buggier first revision. A quick way to tell without booting up is that the PDQs have the specs on the base of the laptop whilst the Wallstreets just have 'PowerBook G3 Series'.
     
  4. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking from experience, I have gotten my PowerBooks for under $100.

    It really just depends on the type. I am no expert so I can't give many tips other than that. Like Weckart said, the box and original cds will get you a higher price.

    Oh and I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands:) PM me
     
  5. bmekarczewski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know how to...I think I'm supposed to be a member? Can u pm me?
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    On this site you have to have made a minimum number of posts before the marketplace forum becomes accessible. It is all in the rules you have read when you joined.
     
  7. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    You need to post 30 times before you can PM, I wasn't aware of that. :(

    My Skype is on my profile also.
     
  8. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Before you get laughed off the planet, they are PowerBooks and not MacBooks. It really irks me when I'm looking for a PowerBook and an "Intel PowerBook" shows up. Same for a "MacBook with a G4 processor."

    I'm not mad, upset, or trying to be a jerk about it, but it causes a lot less headaches when you use the right words.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Not 30, just 5 ;)

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    PowerBook G3s have held their value well on eBay for 15 year old laptops, I agree there is a good place to check.

    You'll see later models in good condition sell for upwards of $100.
     
  10. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I was at a flea market today and looking in one booth that usually has some Apple stuff(generally ridiculously overpriced). He told me that he had a "14.1" i7" that he would go get out of his car if I was interested. I then spotted a 15" Aluminum laptop of some sort, although it was positioned in such a way that I couldn't tell if it was a Powerbook or Macbook Pro. I asked him about it, and his first question was what I would pay for it :rolleyes: . In any case, it was an early '08 Macbook Pro with a badly swelled battery and he couldn't get it to power up. I talked him down to a $100 based on this. It was really nice cosmetically and I figured it was worth that even if parted out. I brought it home, put a(bad) factory battery I had lying around in it, and am typing this post from it.

    Somewhere along the way, he mentioned that he also had a "iMac Tower" for sale. I went over and looked at it, and it was a dual 1.8 G5. Admittedly it did have 8gb of RAM and a 1Tb HDD, but I was afraid to ask the price on it :) . I don't need another G5 anyway, especially with the Quad on the way.

    BTW, as for the subject computer of this post, there were(I think) 5 different models of Powerbook G3, not counting individual variations. Offhand, there was the Kanga, Wallstreet, Wallstret II(PDQ), Lombard, and Pismo. Most of them are fairly desirable. I've been trying to fill out a set, although it hasn't been a high priority for me.
     
  11. bmekarczewski, May 30, 2015
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    Imodfrenzy I still can't contact you I even downloaded skype but unfortunately it won't work:
     
  12. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    One more post and you should be able to,according to redheeler:)
     
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