How much is this G4 tower worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macgeek2005, May 23, 2006.

  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    I have a 350mhz G4 tower that i'm thinking of selling. These are the specs. Tell me what you think it's worth.

    350Mhz PowerPC G4
    120GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
    896MB Ram
    Internal 250mb Zip Drive
    ATI Radeon 9200/128mb
    Apple Combo Drive (Shipped in MDD Machine)
  2. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2003
    No more than $200.

    Apple's refurbished Mac mini goes for $520
    with these specs:
    1.5GHz Intel Core Solo
    512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
    60GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
    Apple Remote

    Your 350mhz G4 ain't much of anything these days, sorry.
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I'd say $100 would be reaching high. But check eBay's completed listings to see if any have sold there recently.
  4. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    Are you kidding me? Did you look at the specs of my machine? It's heavily upgraded.
  5. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Wow, yep. I think maybe selling the parts would get you more money than selling it all together.

    350mhz isn't fast.

    The hard drive and ram however, are suprising, and could be sold, you can get more than 100 I think
  6. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    And video card?
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Unfortunately, used electronics loose their value very quickly these days.

    Check eBay for a comparative price.

    The CPU is outdated.

    System has minimal RAM.

    Small used HD. Can buy new 300GB for less than $100.

    Zip Drive is worth next to nothing.

    Graphics card is worth less than $80.

    As someone said, you might make more if you sell the individual components.

    I have some 32MB DIMMS that are worth about $5. When new, these went for $3,200!

    Welcome to the world of electronics! :eek:
  8. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    I sold my G4 tower.
    768MB RAM
    32MB VRAM
    40GB 5200rpm HDD
    Apple Combo Drive

    And loads of software for £495 which, considering the new mac mini is £449, it is a god result for me.
  9. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    You don't say where you are, but you'd probably only get around £150-200 for it in the UK. Unfortunately from the specs it's a Yikes! motherboard, which is the most limited design of the PowerMac G4 family (PCI graphics rather than AGP, no Airport support, Ethernet bottlenecks, and cut-down FireWire support in the firmware). If it had been a 450MHz "Sawtooth" model it would have immediately commanded £150 more, simply because the owner can do more with it in terms of upgrades later.

    Best of luck with the sale anyway.

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