PowerPC Prices

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jrsx, May 21, 2014.

  1. jrsx, May 21, 2014
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    jrsx macrumors 65816

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    I thought I would make a average prices thread for PowerPC Macs ranging from the iBook Clamshell to the PowerMac G5 on eBay only. These are simply estimated prices from worldwide locations on ebay showing what their price is trending at. The thread will be updated every month or so. If anybody would like to help, shoot me a PM!

    These prices do include shipping costs, and are ONLY buy it right now prices, sold listing prices, and completed listings. They only include Used listings and refurbed listings, not For Parts or Not Working listings. I will take several (10 or so) working PowerBook G4s from the customized worldwide eBay search, and find the average of these prices. This took a while to get this far

    The computer models are not specific, but only product lines such as "iBook Clamshell" or "iMac G4".

    iBook Clamshell: $180.96 €107.11

    iBook G3 'Snow': $72.49 €42.91

    iBook G4: $72.20 €42.73

    PowerBook G4 Ti: $184.06 €108.94

    PowerBook G4 12": $68.73 €40.68

    PowerBook G4 15": $119.99 €71.02

    PowerBook G4 17": $124.24 €73.54

    iMac G3: $105.65 €62.77

    iMac G4: $175.43 €104.23

    iMac G5: $166.48 €98.91
     
  2. tosh.macin macrumors newbie

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    Anyone can go to ebay and search if they are interested. What compelled you to compile a list of prices that is absolutely going to change by the hour?? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  3. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    A very difficult and thankless task, made even more difficult by processor variant , screen variant etc. I would say leave it be because the prices will always be different to those you have listed.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Great Idea. There are a few variables, but I appreciate you taking your time to do it.

    While it is true that variables in specs cause variation in price, this is a good guide for a first time PowerPC buyer so they don't spend $450 on a "Mac Pro PowerTower". I think we should appreciate jrsx for putting a basic guideline together. So long as it gets updates quarterly, it is a solid contribution.
     
  5. gooser macrumors 6502

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    i also think it's a good idea. what have i learned? expect to pay a little more for a titanium powerbook. i already knew about the clamshells.
     
  6. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    It's faster to look at this thread than to sift through eBay listings and it gives a prospective buyer the chance to ask more specific questions, like the difference in value between a 1.0 GHz PowerBook and a 1.5, etc.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    $180 for a Clamshell?! Hell, I bought mine for $40, and it's the 466 model in pretty darn good condition!
     
  8. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I too apreciate it. You know, if you've owned one of these in the past, and now some friend calls up and says hey Joe Citizen's kid is willing to sell me his daughter's 15" G4 powerbook for only 400 bucks for my little Mary Sue to do her term papers on, whaddya think? Then I first have to remember my reasonable price was like ten years ago and this guy's quote is a) over the top and b) by how much, no clue!

    It's a whole lot easier to find the ballpark in 30 seconds by checking into MacRumors than to start off on ebay or wherever.

    It's like the other day a friend of mine phoned and said he needed to get a batt for his g4 15" pb. He said he went to some tech repair place in a nearby city and they said oh jeez that machine's ancient by now, you'd have to pay about $500 for a custom battery, where they take the spec and an old one if you have it, and make a mold and blah blah blah. Well fortunately he phoned me and said hey can that actually be true? I said hell no, since I'd bought one two months ago for a niece's machine for about 30 bucks. So he got one of those and is happy as a clam. I shudder to think he could have paid $500 for the same $30 batt while the city tech place pocketed the diff. He just didn't know.

    People including us who hang out here may not have any idea what's a good price for older stuff, parts or whole machines or third-party replacements etc., even if we are not quite as "civilian" as my friend looking for that battery. So it's nice to see a snapshot as of a certain time -- even this day-- of what stuff has been going for "now" as opposed to ten years ago when launched.
     
  9. jrsx, May 22, 2014
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    I quite obviously stated these are average prices and while they may vary by the hour it might be by a dollar or two at most.


    Yay, someone gets the point of my thread! :D


    Again, these are just averages of what people are paying worldwide on eBay. You may have gotten yours much cheaper.
     
  10. jrsx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Update:

    iMac general lineup added to prices list.
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Thanks again for putting this together!
     
  12. jrsx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No problem! :)
     
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    Thanks for your effort, this will be a valuable resource.
     
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    Hater.

    Anywho, thank you jrsx! Glad to see a list that I can look at and get an idea what various models are going for :)
     
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    It's been quite interesting doing this - I never thought PPC macs average price would be as high as they are!! But they are just averages. Of course everybody is going to search for the lowest price around. :D
     

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