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

    Mar 17, 2009
    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)?

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    google: eBay options site:forums.macrumors.com
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    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

    May 20, 2008

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


    Aug 20, 2008
    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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