Please help put a value on my powermac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mike dunx, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. mike dunx macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2006
    Central FL
    I have this listed in classifieds, but i think my asking price of 550-600 is a bit too steep. I know these go for a lot less on eBay, But I think this one has a few upgrades that you don't see in those machines. Specs are below, any input and opinions are more than welcome. Thanks.

    (quicksilver g4)


    867 G4 PowerPC Processor 2 MB L3 Cache
    768 MB Ram (Upgradable to 1.5 GB)
    120 GB Hard drive
    Superdrive (CD and DVD Writer)
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Graphics Card (AGP)
    Belkin PCI Wireless card (The computer sees this as an Airport Express Card)
    2 onboard Firewire and 2 Usb 1.0 ports
    Usb PCI card (adds 5 Usb 2.0 ports)
  2. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2005
    I think you are a bit high. It would make a great server but I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it. $400 is about right.
  3. RGunner macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2002
    Midnight Sun

    it all depends on the buyer really.

    I just sold a decked out G5 DP 2.0 (mint / box / manuals), 9800XT, 2GB crucial, BT and AE.. I was HAPPY to get $1k.

    personally, I think you have a $400 box, but you might find a taker at near $500 (again that would be pushing it).

    my thoughts only.
  4. mike dunx thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2006
    Central FL
    thanks guys. it's weird how you can buy a computer for so much, then put all this extra stuff/work into it and come out with barely much more value in the thing.
  5. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    It's sad but true. Mods and upgrades, while costing you tons of money, don't mean much once they're resold as a part of a system.
  6. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    It's a fact of life. Of course, if it was a PC of the same vintage you would probably have to pay someone to take it away for you ;)

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