Pismo Worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Nuc, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Nuc macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003
    How much do you think my Pismo laptop would go for?

    Powerbook G3 500 MHz (Pismo)

    -512 Mb RAM
    -DVD/CD Drive
    -TWO BTI Li-Ion 5400mAh (Product ID: MC-G3/99) bought in Nov & Dec (2004) (greater than 8hrs of battery life when both are in the laptop).
    -The batteries alone cost ~$130 from buy.com where I purchased them.
    -D-link DWL-G650X (802.11g/2.4Ghz wireless cardbus adapter) - works great. ($60 from buy.com in January '05)

    -Original 12 Gb HD 4200 rpm (has hardly been used since I upgraded it)
    -OR 40 Gb HD 5400 rpm (New from Hitachi). The old one crapped out on me however I should receive a replacement from Hitachi soon.

    Everything is in working order! I have all the original packaging.

    This is a great computer, but since I bought the 17" I would like to get the pismo off the desk and maybe get a Mac Mini to consolidate some space.

    P.S. Don't ask me why I purchased all these extras when I bought the 17" 2 months later.....my impulse buys :D

  2. AstroManLuca macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2005
    A friend of mine recently traded his Pismo for $200 plus a GigaDesigns G4/1.4 GHz processor upgrade (which sells for $300-$400). His had these specs:

    768 MB RAM
    40 GB 5400 RPM hard drive
    10 GB 4200 RPM expansion bay hard drive
    Expansion bay Zip drive

    I think they're worth about the same. The internal Airport card is worth quite a bit, same with the expansion bay hard drive. I'd try to get $500.

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