Price Advice How much is my G5 worth?

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  1. yamaha81, Feb 4, 2012
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    yamaha81 macrumors newbie

    yamaha81

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    So I have a 17" iMac G5 it is the 1.8 ghz model. Everthing inside is original and I just put some more RAM in. I also cleared the hard drive so it is blank except for the os x. It is runing 10.5.8 I belive, whatever the newest possible one is for the computer. 80gb hard drive and it comes with original keyboard, mouse, manuals, and box. It is in almost perfect condition. No scratches or anything. About how much is it worth?
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    sadly those macs have little value.
    Those machines are prone to failing and are a ticking time bomb.
    the capacitors leak and the machine goes kaput.

    I would honestly just keep it as you are likely to find a use for it (its a nice server, kitchen computer, iTunes player, etc) and its not worth the effort to sell it.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Mac2Sell lists your Mac at about $240. I'd say that's optimistic. You might get $150-$200 for it.
     
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    Everything people have said in response to this is more or less valid. It's almost not worth selling, sadly. Even more so, it's not really worth buying. Not to devalue what I'm sure was a wonderful machine to work with to the point of only offering you two suspicious-looking beans for it.
     

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