Is this a good deal? (G5 PM) (Help! I need to decide soon!)

Ryan T.

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Hey all, I have a couple hours to snatch this up if I want it.

Stock PM G5 Rev A 1.6Ghz
768MB RAM
Superdrive
etc etc

perfect condition, no applecare

$800

opinions?
 

Ryan T.

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Rochester, NY
Ryan T. said:
Got it :) Having trouble getting the Aiport to work, but other than that, smooth sailing.
found out he didn't give me the antenna

haha but a nice macrumors member is helping me out!
 

eXan

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Ryan T. said:
found out he didn't give me the antenna

haha but a nice macrumors member is helping me out!
Why did that "friend's friend" wanted to sell it? Especially for 800$???
:D just curious
 

Ryan T.

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eXan said:
Why did that "friend's friend" wanted to sell it? Especially for 800$???
:D just curious
He bought it 2 years ago when they first came out, and decided Macs weren't for him. It's been sitting unused for 1.5+ years (and it shows, there wasn't even dust in the case).

Now he's moving, and rather tan lug around a computer he doesnt use, he wanted some cash. He actually was asking $1000, but since time was of the essence, he accepted an $800 offer :)
 

eXan

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Ryan T. said:
He bought it 2 years ago when they first came out, and decided Macs weren't for him. It's been sitting unused for 1.5+ years (and it shows, there wasn't even dust in the case).

Now he's moving, and rather tan lug around a computer he doesnt use, he wanted some cash. He actually was asking $1000, but since time was of the essence, he accepted an $800 offer :)
Lucky you! I wish somebody offered the same deal to me... :D

Ha! its cheaper than eMac :eek:
 

Ryan T.

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eXan said:
Lucky you! I wish somebody offered the same deal to me... :D

Ha! its cheaper than eMac :eek:
:) I'm really enjoying it. I bought an Airport card for it, and I'm going to get a little more RAM in there. It's going to fly :)

Great situation for me, as I can admit (although painfully) that I don't need a Dual G5 for what I do, as I suspect many here don't. That being said I would buy one if money wasn't an issue. But with the cheapest Dual G5 1200 dollars more, this will suit me just fine.
 

eXan

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Ryan T. said:
:) I'm really enjoying it. I bought an Airport card for it, and I'm going to get a little more RAM in there. It's going to fly :)

Great situation for me, as I can admit (although painfully) that I don't need a Dual G5 for what I do, as I suspect many here don't. That being said I would buy one if money wasn't an issue. But with the cheapest Dual G5 1200 dollars more, this will suit me just fine.
Sometimes I ask myself: "why to i NEED iMac G5"? Yes i definetely WANT it to play games, and to do the same stuff that I do today + maybe Motion and Cinema 4D :D

But i dont NEED it. Arghhh :mad: