Im going to collect iMacs!

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  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    The older ones with the 15'' CRT..

    i have decided to start collecting them...

    i have been 2 some garage sales and found about 5 which costed me around 50bucks...i need to find more LOL

    there so cool

    i have 4 blue (original) and 1 purple

    i need more LOL

    where else can i get some?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I have a green one, but it's mine mine mine... :D

    Seriously, though, aside from the obvious eBay, I've had had some luck finding old Macs at thrift stores. There's always Craigslist, too.

    I would like a Bondi one for my collection, if you happen to stumble on a few.

    (nice avatar, btw) ;)
     
  3. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks

    my parents told me...that i cant buy any off people anymore...which sucks

    i need a pink, orange, and the rest LOL
     
  4. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    I wish I could get some iMacs, I really want a flower power one and ALL THE REST!!!!
     
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    Go look on your local freecycle and see if you can find any for free :D

    I've been looking for a sage imac g3... but they seem to be hard to find!
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Who can forget "Blue Dalmation"?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was really excited to find that a Blue one was being offered on a "recycling" program thing near me (People give away their old stuff for free to people who would need it). This was in my build up to buying my alu iMac but unfortunately someone snagged it before me :(

    My Dad has a blue one if I recall correctly and I fondly remember playing Bugdom on it...

    They're lovely machines, though! Wish I had one!

    Good luck with your collecting :) Ever thought about gutting one and putting a Mini inside so that you can run Tiger or Leopard on 'it'? Would seem like a fairly logical thing to do if you want to use them with new technology, etc! :)
     
  8. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i dont want to spend money


    i went the recycling place here in London Ontario

    and they wont let you take anything..and i did see iMacs there LOl

    hmmm...maybe i should break in at night and take some..(not worth it)


    i plan on building shelfs in my room and displaying them with different pictures, videos etc
     
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    Well, I have a 400MHz Grape iMac, and a Bondi. Maybe I can sell my PB and get 11 iMacs!
     
  11. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My gosh, thats amazing.
     
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    That is awesome.

    Do you know what would be more awesome?

    Getting them all to display a portion of the same video or image so all together they display the whole thing. Now THAT would be awesome.
     
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    I have two of em, both have worn out CRT tubes. So if you buy one get a look at the screen first.
     
  15. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh...i see

    so divide a photo into 8parts(and display 1 on each computer)


    i was thinking of having them all display different apple ads such as ipod nano, touch, air, imac etc..that woudl be cool

    what os 9 screensaver or program lets you loop video?
     
  16. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    the can loop video on OS 9?
     
  17. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Very nice. I only have the Lime iMac, but I have 14 other various Macs from a 512K Classic, to my MBP (and soon a MBA). 4 are in active use. The "plan" is to build some shelves in one room, but for now they're scattered around the house/garage.
     
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    Cool to put iTunes album art screensaver up (does that still work?) and have each one displaying a different genre - jazz, blues, indie, rock... lol then when Steve gets carried away with the whole touch thing and turns screens into touchpads, wire all these imacs up to a stereo and press on the cover you want like coverflow and blam, it's coming out of the speakers.. AWE.SOME

    I once had a tangerine imac, I gave it to my nephew. Well he might have given it away by now, I will find out next weekend.
     
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    The Hum of all those iMacs would drive me INSANE
     
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    Wear ear plugs xD
     
  21. djpumpkin macrumors newbie

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    Only the early 1st and 2nd generation model iMacs would hum. The later 2000 models were fanless and silent (Steve Jobs obsession with silence once again). Ironically, you're much more likely to find a working Bondi imac from 1998 than the newer / later CRT imacs as they were doomed to overheat and burn out capacitors or other power board components.
    :eek:
     
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    Well, the hard drives in the slot loaders were pretty friggin' loud.
     
  23. protozoa macrumors regular

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    I've noticed that these G3 models go for pretty cheap on eBay (sometimes it looks like the shipping is more expensive than the sale price!).

    A few questions...

    The ones I have seen on eBay mostly run Tiger. Is this a fairly intuitive OS, or will I need to try and find a manual? Note that I am new to Macs!

    Do these models have a built-in wireless modem?

    What did these systems cost when they were new?

    If I were to bid on one, it would likely be to just have it as a cheap collectible (I sometimes collect things that aren't collectible), rather than as a daily user. There is something fun and quirky about them that appeals to me.
     
  24. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    1. It's pretty easy to use and figure out. Not really any different then any other version of OS X

    2. If by wireless you mean "Airport", it depends. Airport was not availible on the tray loading model's, and was optional on slot loaders. So you might find it in a slot-loader.

    3. I beleive it was from $799 to $1500.
     

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