Need help with pricing older iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RDM3, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. RDM3 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    Concordville PA
    I found an older iMac G5 on craigslist, the guy was asking $900, I emailed him and said that is insane, so what is it worth, what year was this model made?

    Here is a link....


    iMac G5
    with Apple Mac brand wireless Mouse and wireless Keyboard
    Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium
    Adobe GoLive CS2
    .mac software
    Install Discs

    1.8 Ghz Power PC CPU. 1.5 GB RAM. 160 GB HD
    512 KB L2 Cache, 600 MHz Bus Speed
    1 GB Memory
    Apple Slot loading Superdrive DVD/CD player/burner
    Airport Extreme WiFi card
    10/100 Ethernet, 3xUSB 2.0, 2xFirewire 400, Modem, VGA Out
    Integrated: Microphone, Stereo speakers, headphone jack/Optical Audio out, Audio line in
    Core system includes Apple Mail, iTunes, Garage Band, Address Book, iCal (calendar), iChat, Photo Booth!

    Barely Used. Not a Refurbished Unit.
    Selling iMac because I simply don't use it.
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    yeah, truly insane. but someone who didn't know better might be like OMG, it's an imac for only $900!

    that thing was made either in late 2004 (imac G5) or early 2005 (imac G5 ALS 'ambient light sensor') and either way, it would be worth no more than $350-400 if it was mint with all the original box and everything. ebay has the next model with the isight built in for $449 shipped as a benchmark.

    the other problem with that deal is that the original 1.6 and 1.8 imacs had major failure problems due to power supplies and faulty capacitors. don't buy that thing unless you love to solder! best of luck either way.
  3. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    Concordville PA
    Thanks!!! And no I do not solder!! I emailed him and he said make an offer, wow if I write back and say $150 he will be insulted! But thats all I would pay, esp when you can get the one with isight for $449 on ebay

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