Is this powerbook a good buy?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by pixelpeeper, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. pixelpeeper macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    I have a chance to buy a 3 year old 15" powerbook g4, 867, 512, combo, 40 gig for 800.00. Said was throwing in extras. Also I am looking for a notebook that can handle photoshop. I know it could probably use a ram upgrade to be better. This notebook is in good condition, and supposedly has 7 months of apple care left on it. Is this a good deal considering that I can get a 12" refurb for 1099.00?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. BlueT macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    That's a terrible deal. I'd say a fairer price is $500-600. But considering the laptop's age and unknown history, it's cheaper to buy a new one. Just think how much it'd cost to replace the logic board, hard drive, or battery on a 3 year old machine and add that to the offer price (because one or all three will fail soon). That's the real cost of buying that machine. In addition, a refurb from Apple includes iLife 05, Tiger, and a guaranteed 1-3 year warranty.
  4. pixelpeeper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    Thats kind of what I was was thinking. Hard to buy or sell used. The typical it is worth more because they have it,, But if it were yours, it isn't worth crap syndrome. I wouldn't be so hesitant if it were more like what you said 5 or 600 tops.
  5. ieani macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2006
    the states for now
    A refurb ibook for $800 would be more powerful.

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