If not eBay, is my old Mac just junk...?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jgrobert2000, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. jgrobert2000 macrumors newbie

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    I thought for sure I'd be able to find an existing thread about this but I guess I'll have to start a new one.

    With my current Mac Pro G5, 1.6Ghz PowerPC single processor on the verge of not being supported by future OS X updates and software I'm beginning to look into a new computer. With that said, my current computer has to still have some value and was wondering what my options are (other than eBay)?

    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    google: eBay options site:forums.macrumors.com
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Several come to mind:

    If you want to sell but not on ebay, look into craigslist, blujay, and other free sites.

    You can also reuse the machine as part of your network set-up - think file server or print server.

    A G5 is still plenty zippy, but when it reaches the crawl stage, install a low-load linux and keep on truckin.
     
  4. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    Donate it to me :D
     
  5. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    There are some charitable organizations that accept working computers. You could always donate it and then write that amount off of your taxes.

    Bonus: good feeling about helping a charity.
     

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