Price Advice Powermac G5 dual 1.8 with improvements

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mike457, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. mike457 macrumors 6502

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    I bought this just over a year ago for a project, which is now completed, and I added a number of upgrades for that project. It did take a knock on the upper handle in being shipped to me, but the case closes properly and it does not affect performance.

    Specs:
    PowerMac7,3
    Processor: 2X1.8 GHz
    Memory: 4GB
    GeForce FX 5200

    My upgrades:
    Sonnet SATA 4-port PCI card
    G5 Jive (allows 3 extra hard drives)
    3 1TB WD Green drives
    1 1.5TB WD Green drive
    1 1.5TB Seagate 7200RPM drive (boot drive)
    Firewire PCI card 2X800, 1X400
    USB PCI card 4XUSB2

    It does not have bluetooth or wireless, though I have used USB adapters for both (which I don't intend to include) and they work well.

    I'm a little unsure how to price this in Canada, because the upgrades did cost a lot. The hard drives alone are worth a bundle nowadays, and the SATA/Jive combination cost $300 from OWC.

    When I sell something, I always like to feel that I've given a good deal to someone and that I'm getting fair value.

    Advice gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of equivalent models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge.
     
  3. mike457 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, mine is too out of the ordinary for those to be really helpful. Mac2Sell, for example, lists this at $710, and the chief difference-making factor is the 6TB of hard drives. With the 80GB hard drive it came with, Mac2Sell lists it at $240.
     
  4. js81 macrumors 65816

    js81

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    Part it out. Like you said, the hard drives themselves are worth a bundle (~$100 each). Pull the drives and the Jive, put the 80GB original back in, and sell each individually. That's my advice at least... :)
     
  5. mike457 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That probably makes sense. In the ideal universe, I'd love to find someone who needs this particular combination, so I don't have to break it up, but oh, well.

    Thanks
     

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