Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maccam, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's quad booting it with windows and linux with third party software
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Depends on what's wrong with it. If it's just a HD then it's a good price. If he would ship outside the USA, I would probably buy it myself :)
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Unless you know exactly what's wrong, it may be an expensive paperweight.
     
  6. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The worst that could be wrong is the hard drive, then it wouldn't be such a good deal.

    I think the reason its slow is because he partitioned the hard drive three or four times.
     
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  8. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    no. not windows. remember, this is pre-intel meaning that it won't boot windows. he just has it connected to multiple HDs via Firewire and that's the bootup screen to select which drive to boot from.
     
  9. weekend warrior macrumors member

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    hmmmm... 12" powerbooks usually go for $300-400 on ebay. this one is $200. He also says no OS included, so what? About $100 for tiger/leopard? Also says it needs a new HD, another $100? And thats if you can even get it working again. It's a risky deal, but $200 isnt too much, and it could work out for you. The case looked to be in good condition, thats a big plus.
     
  10. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whaaaa!!!!!

    It was a good deal! Someone bought it :(

    Like I said, my total cost would have been $250
     
  11. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    I like tinkering. Could have been fun to mess around with.

    If you don't have another computer, your probably better off saving another $400 and buying one that works.

    Cheers.
     
  12. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could Completely take a computer apart and put it back together.

    The only thing that was holding me back is I wanted a 15" not a 12"
     

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