Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jamesw, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Jamesw macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    I plan on purchasing a Powerbook. I was originally looking at a MB or MBP but now this deal has come along and got me thinking.

    17" LCD
    1.67 Ghz G4 processor
    100gb HD
    128mb videoRam
    1gb Ram
    Backlit keyboard
    super drive (burns DVDs)

    Includes iLife 06, 10.3 and the 10.4 upgrade CD (All original disks).
    Also includes the Dvi--> vga adapter and the power adapter extension cord.
    Have original box and manuals as well.

    How much do you think this is worth, i dont want to get ripped off and i want to pay a reasonable price. This isnt over eBay or anything, i can meet this guy in person with a personal transaction.
  2. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    I wouldn't pay more than $1400, especially when you can get refurbed 15in MBPs from Apple for $1549.

    But that's just me.

    How much does the seller want for it?
  3. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    If you can't wait for certain universal apps then I'd say go for it. It sounds like a great computer and you are probably going to get a great price with the introduction of the intel macs. I wouldn't pay more than 1400 for it though, but that's just my poorself who can't pay for anything apart from college anymore!
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    You can still get the 17" 1.67 Ghz Refurbs for around 1800 - 2000 at the apple store. So used its worth around 1300 - 1600.
    It should be under a year old, so you can still get apple care if the original owner doesnt have it already.
  5. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    He is asking $1700 (CDN). I havent bargained yet, but I am not sure. There are minor damagaes, slight dents, a little warp, etc. The MBP refurb is not available to me here in Canada for that wonderful price of $15--. Here it costs $1799 + 15% tax for the 1.83Ghz model which is quite expensive.
  6. regre7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I just googled that price, and the exchange comes out as 1523 USD, not quite a good deal.
  7. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    That is just his asking price, I could ask for like $1500 CDN or something. Not sure yet. Should i save up for a MBP instead? A new or refurb one. Your thoughts please.
  8. regre7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    You might want to give Amazon a chance, I just got a better deal on a new MBP over an Apple refurb of the same model (1.83GHz). I don't know how Amazon does in Canadia, though.

    *Yes, I know how to spell Canada, but Canadia is more fun to say. And spell*
  9. 9Charms macrumors regular


    May 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Do you really need or want a G4 processor? ie. is PowerPC a must? If not, then go Intel. No sense in spending all that money on yesterday's technology.

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