Is this guy nuts, or am I undervaluing this Mac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dustinschings, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. dustinschings macrumors 6502

    dustinschings

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    http://toledo.craigslist.org/sys/5934811360.html

    $150 for a Performa 5200CD? I remember hailing one of these heavy bastards from our old school computer lab down to the bus back in 2005. The thing could barely keep up with my typing on AIM..

    If it were $40 or so I would grab this for sure!
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    "Come and get it" is about the only price I'll pay for a PPC Performa. I will pay a few bucks for 68K ones, but that's my limit.
     
  3. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

    Bug-Creator

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    *shrug* prices for old computers fall while they become obsolete, reach rock bottom and then start to rise again when(if) they become collectors items or interesting for hardcore retrofans.

    Can be seen seen at an even extreme level with Amiga HW, in the early 2000s one could get an fully loaded A4000 with GFX card and 68060 for 150€. Today just that 060 card alone will hit you with 800-1000€.
     
  4. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502

    Eriamjh1138@DAN

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    These things are not like wine. They do not appreciate or get better as they age.

    Only a collector would pay those prices. A RICH collector who was in a hurry.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    The 5200/6200 were terrible Macs anyway, you'd have to pay me to collect it!

    As a cost cutting measure the motherboard was a modified 68k design so it had the double whammy of a slow bus speed and half address width to the memory.
     

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