How much should I charge for a PowerBook 170?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by applegeek13, Nov 12, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. applegeek13 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    #1
    I have a Powerbook 170 in mint condition, with original power supply and some cables. It is lacking a battery, however. If I were to sell it, how much should I expect to get? If I were to sell, I'd like to get as much as possible, to further upgrade some other Macs I have.

    Also, How much can I expect to get from an iMac G3?

    Specs: G3 500MHz 256mb RAM 20 gb HD, cd burner.
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

    dmr727

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #2
    The 170 is a great computer, but not particularly rare. In mint condition, perhaps someone is willing to shell out a bit more. I'd say normally about $20, but mint, perhaps $40? Most batteries aren't working well these days, so not having one isn't necessarily a big deal. Although the machine is a lot more physically balanced with one installed - it tends to rock backwards if one isn't there.

    The G3 I'd just donate, honestly.
     
  3. applegeek13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    #3
    Thank you. I paid 40$ for it, so I don't think I'll sell it anytime soon. It makes a great writing computer, anyways. :)
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #4
    Another thing the very old PowerBooks are useful for is simple data processing as well (writing reports with data is what I use a G3 for at home (OS 9 ofc - not anything newer - hopefully one day Ill get another old PowerBook - I do miss my old 540...))
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #5
    Thread closed because asking for pricing advice outside the Marketplace forum is prohibited.

    Please check the section of the Forum Rules that explains the Marketplace:

     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page