Need help buying an iMac g4

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  1. Mat246 macrumors regular

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    Someones asked me to make them a reasonable offer on an iMac g4 I need help deciding how much is a reasonable offer, I'm in the uk so it's in GBP
    Note it has a broken cd drive.
    Here's the specs:
    17" Screen
    1.25GHz PowerPC Processor
    256MB RAM
    80GB Harddrive
    OS X 10.4.11(Tiger)
    5 USB (3 on computer, 2 on keyboard)
    Wifi enabled with Airport Card

    Keyboard, Mouse & Speakers included.
     
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    Any ideas?
     
  3. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    Mac2Sell quotes a value of £120 so perhaps use that as a base price and +/- from there depending on condition and extras.
     
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    Thanks well it comes with everything except the box, Only minus is the cd drive so maybe 100?
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    With that little ram and no DVD drive I would only offer $50 US, not sure what that comes to in pounds.

    Edit, looks like its about 31 pounds.
     
  6. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well his starting price is 50, i doubt he will come down much. hmm...
     
  7. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I think brendu's offer is the maximum reasonable amount. At this point, the DVD drive would have been the best thing that iMac has going for it, so without it, $50 seems reasonable.

    To put it in perspective, I recently bought a 500mHz iMac G3 WITH a functioning DVD for $5.
     
  8. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well its one of the better g4s they don't come very cheap here in the UK
     
  9. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just seen a 15 inch 1ghz go for 100 just to give you an idea of prices here
     
  10. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just an update, we agreed on £100 including postage which i think is pretty good
     
  11. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a reasonable price in the end. Replacing the CD/DVD shouldn't cost too much money, if you want/need to replace it. Enjoy your purchase :)
     
  12. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I plan on replacIng the drive just not sure what's compatIble, also plan on maxing out ram to 2gb but the ram seems pricey, also adding Bluetoot.
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why are you even bothering with a G4 iMac at this point?
     
  14. r0k macrumors 68040

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    My thoughts exactly. He can't even get Leopard running on that thing with so little RAM. :eek:
     
  15. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I love the design and leopard will run fine with 2gb when I upgrade.
     
  16. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    Why are you even bothering to post in this thread if you have that attitude? ;)

    It's better to recycle something if you can get some use from it rather than it ending up on a scrapheap in a third-world country.
     

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