Just bought an iBook from TechRestore :D

slooksterPSV

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I just bought an iBook from TechRestore for $289.99 + 10.00 for shipping - regularly $399.99 - all together for $299.99.
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iBook G3 500MHz
192MB RAM
10 GB HDD
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How's that for a price? I'm going to upgrade the RAM to 576 (I think its 64 standard, 128 added)MB and up the hard drive if its not too hard and get a new battery. http://www.pbfixit.com should have some stuff on how to upgrade it. http://www.newertechnology.com seems to have the best batteries. I'm so excited you guys, do you think this will be a good purchase for me for mobility?

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What RAM will and won't work for the iBook? I went to 4allmemory.com and they sell a 512MB PC133 RAM for the iBook, but Apple's specs say its PC100. I would like to know what companies RAM will work, because I'd rather pay less.
 

simmonstwin

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I dont know what type of ram you need but i to just got a 867 12' PB from tech restore and this thing looks like it just came out the box. i through a 512 stick ram in it and the thing runs like a dream and comes with a 6 month warranty.
and all that for under 900 dollars :eek:
 

slooksterPSV

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I got this from their rapid deal today. I love TechRestore, they have good service, good coupons (and this is the first time I've bought from them), and they seem so helpful. I give them a 5 out of 5.
 

Jschultz

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slooksterPSV said:
I just bought an iBook from TechRestore for $289.99 + 10.00 for shipping - regularly $399.99 - all together for $299.99.
----
iBook G3 500MHz
192MB RAM
10 GB HDD
----

How's that for a price? I'm going to upgrade the RAM to 576 (I think its 64 standard, 128 added)MB and up the hard drive if its not too hard and get a new battery. http://www.pbfixit.com should have some stuff on how to upgrade it. http://www.newertechnology.com seems to have the best batteries. I'm so excited you guys, do you think this will be a good purchase for me for mobility?

EDIT:
What RAM will and won't work for the iBook? I went to 4allmemory.com and they sell a 512MB PC133 RAM for the iBook, but Apple's specs say its PC100. I would like to know what companies RAM will work, because I'd rather pay less.
Whoa! :eek: Awesome price. It feels weird knowing that the exact model you bought was my first Apple about 4 years ago...and I paid $1299 for it!

G3 iBook prices seem to be dropping fast, and thats a good deal. Most of them run Tiger/Panther fine, with memory upgrades. I think of them as the ultimate machine for Internet/iTunes.
 

thehuncamunca

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PC100 or PC133 ram will work (though the PC133 ram will just operate at the lower bus speed)
that's a pretty good price, almost tempted to get one myself
 

mashinhead

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slooksterPSV said:
I just bought an iBook from TechRestore for $289.99 + 10.00 for shipping - regularly $399.99 - all together for $299.99.

how did you get the discount. i don't see any info on the site about that.
 

7254278

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Slookster werent you aiming for something higher then 500mhz? It should treat you well but whatch out for the logic board problems the G3 ibooks are notorious for them.
 

slooksterPSV

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mashinhead said:
how did you get the discount. i don't see any info on the site about that.
If you sign up for their savings email, then you get special special discounts. Like that was a RAPID DEAL as they call it.