Power Mac G4 super rare

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  1. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    Posting this for those looking for a "super rare" :) system....

    Power Mac G4 works 100% great! No cracks everything looks great all original parts! Ready to boot up right now!

    Hey, It's on Craigslist, so you know its trusted.

    http://reading.craigslist.org/sys/6029673960.html

    MODS - Not mine!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Price to sell too! $150!

    I guess the two I have at work that look exactly like it are probably just rare instead of super rare.
     
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    I live fairly close to there. I should make an offer. Hahaha.
     
  6. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    So rare! It can go next to the three I have already. :p
     
  7. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    What's so rare? I got one of those for $0 a few years back. Come on, a Sawtooth shouldn't fetch $150, $50-75 is much more reasonable IMO. They're good but they've lost most of their upgradability since parts are too rare and expensive nowadays..
     
  8. pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    I think @Hack5190 was just joking ;)
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There are two groups of people right now selling Macs.

    One group is ignorant about Apple and has no awareness that there ever was an Intel transition. So, anything with an Apple on it they see as $$$. They'll advertise as PowerMac G5 Pro or Mac Pro G5 and tell you it can run El Capitan.

    The other group knows, but is banking that the buyer doesn't. By the time the buyer realizes they've bought a Mac that can't run Snow Leopard, let alone El Capitan the seller has cut off all contact.

    I would put the seller of this Mac in the second group.

    Hack is simply pointing out that the seller's ad is ridiculous.
     
  10. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    I know it's sarcastic lol Just pointing out how silly it is
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    I think I see a crack in the first two pictures. The upper front case screw has a crack coming out of it.
     
  12. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    I think that's what makes ot super rare :p
     
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    If you'll pls allow me to gatecrash your thread.
    Now THIS is a really RARE G4. Because of the price. 17" PowerBook G4 Price 500€ ($530)!!
    I'm half tempted to call his bluff and offer 30.


    PowerBook G4 530dollrs.jpg
     
  14. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    I honestly don't get what some people think of such old hardware.. Especially people with no knowledge whatsoever on it..
     
  15. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I would argue that there are a third group of people too. Ones that just want to share PowerPC older Macs and tell the buyer what they're capable of, and accept a reasonable price. I think of myself in that group (whenever I do sell any of my older Macs). :)
     
  16. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would say comically ridiculous :D
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I thought about that, but other than here and a few other places do you really know anyone who fits that group?

    We are so niche as to be non-existant compared to the other two. I get it, but it's extremely rare when you run across someone outside of our little world who advocates for PowerPC and knows the value of what they are selling.
     
  18. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    That is definitely true. Aside from my family who knows a lot about Macs, and here, it's rare to find many people that know about stuff more than "it's an Apple". Sad, but true. Even for newer stuff. :/
     
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    I think I win :)
    Immagine 1.png
     
  20. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    There is actually one Sawtooth variant that I'd class as legitimately rare, and I'd probably pay the price asked here if not more than that for the particular variant.

    I've never seen one, though. I have a new in box power supply for it(the key thing that makes it different) but that's as close as I've been able to come. Since there's no real distinguishing characteristic, though, there may be some out there where people don't know what they have.

    If everyone who has a Sawtooth wants to check and see if by some chance system profiler reports it as a PowerMac 3,2, please feel free to email me :)
     
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    The fact that I can't find mention of a 3,2 on mactracker and never heard of this I'm going to go home and boot all my Sawtooths and see if I have one.
     
  22. Intell macrumors P6

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    Can you elaborate on why the Sawtooth in the listing is of the more rare variety?
     
  23. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    That`s a crazy price! Answer the ad and suggest that there is a typo with one 0 too many.
    I did that yesterday with the ad I saw, and the seller replied there was no error, and the price indicated was intentional. I politely asked if he could eventually tell me when it sells and the final price. (I doubt if he will).
     
  24. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Where does he say that?
     
  25. pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    It's not an error, he put the ad more and more times on that site, I guess that's because he is not able to sell it for that crazy price LOL
    To justify the price he says it is mint new and it has the box and manuals, cds, etc...
     

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