Powermac Price - Is This Reasonable?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by viper1701, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. viper1701 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2004
    I am posting my PowerMac G4 on Craig's List, and I am not sure of the price. I want to ask $600 based on the info I found at everymac.com. Am I crazy to ask this much?

    Here is what I posted on Craig's List:

    Apple PowerMac G4 Quicksilver, 17” Cinema Display, Wacom Tablet - $600 (Arlington, MA)

    Apple PowerMac G4
    * OSX Tiger 10.4
    * 867 MHz Processor
    * 768 MB RAM
    * 120GB Maxtor HD
    * SuperDrive (DVD-R and CD-R)
    * Airport wireless card (802.11B)
    * USB 2.0 card
    * Bluetooth adaptor
    * Apple Pro Keyboard with USB cable extension
    * Wacom Graphire Tablet with mouse and writing pen

    Original Computer Specs: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_867_qs.html

    Apple Cinema Display
    * Measures 17” Diagonal
    * ADC connector
    * Bright, vibrant color
    * 2 USB ports on back

    Display Specs:

    I am selling my PowerMac after finally trading up to a MacBook Pro. The G4 still runs flawlessly, and it is in extremely good condition. I have upgraded the RAM and HD to keep it current, and it still handles Photoshop, inDesign, and even video editing quite well.
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Is this a single or dual processor?

    Edit: DOh, Quicksilver!

    I think $600 may be a bit high for that machine despite the upgraded ram and hard drive. Maybe somewhere between $400-$500 since you're including the cinema display.
  3. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Everymac estimates are very high. That Powermac is worth about $200-$250. The ACD is about $100.

    I don't know the size of your Wacom, but for 4x5 I would say $50-$80, and for 6x8 $125-$150.

    So I would say on the high end of things, $500. You also have to consider, not many people are going to want a 17" ACD. I think you would make more by parting it out. Because someone is gonna want to have that bundle to buy it. If I was looking for a Powermac and had $500, i would pick up a MDD or something. So you have to keep that in mind. Good luck.

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