Prototype G4 on Ebay

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by chaosvoyager, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. chaosvoyager macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2002
    Hey all, I finally decided to post the PowerMac that has caused me such pain, on Ebay, along with some consumer warranty rights info that I aquired along the way. You can find it by doing a search on Ebay for 'PowerMac G4 Prototype'.

    Here's the original MacRumors thread:

    I know it's probably overpriced (hell, I feel uncomfortable giving this piece of crap away), but I'm trying to recover at least some of my cost on legal and hardware. Apple has been defiantly unhelpful, and has NEVER given me any correct information regarding this device, ever.

    Well, they DID tell me to press the little button on the motherboard. That did fix some things for a while.

    I originally wanted to raffle the thing off. That way, nobody spends a large sum of money and they get a 1 in 300 chance of winning (which are pretty good odds). However, I decided to post it as a straight auction, as a Prototype Mac might appear suspicious enough without the unusual raffle aspect.

    P.S. There has been growing evidence that the Nvidia GeForce2 card installed in the machine is ALSO a prototype, but I have no definitive way to verify this. If anybody does, give me a email. Thanks.
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    great so when well you post a link to the auction. it would be nice to see pictures tooo...:D
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    if it was on ebay, it's not there anymore. perhaps ebay didn't agree with the legality of selling it... or selling it as a prototype.

  5. chaosvoyager thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2002

    It was a 5 day auction, which began on the date of my post here. If you do a search under 'completed items', you'll find it there, with no bids (and yes, I know it was high, but it was either this or litigation, so I took a chance with the easier of the two first).

    No conspiracy. Neither Apple nor Ebay took any kind of action. The original thread discussing the machine is on this board:

    The photo montage is over here:

    Notice this is a '' hosted page. Apple has never done anything to pull this either.

    The only email I received regarding the machine was from someone looking to replace the motherboard, but the motherboard can't be replaced, as it's non-standard (prototype).

    Now a question you may be able to answer: do you know of anyone who has taking Apple to court over warranty issues?
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Honestly, how do you people find these threads?? do you do a search and this is what comes up?? I can't believe you would be going back so far through the archives to find them and post in them.
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
  8. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
  9. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Same here. Bring'em back! :mad:
  10. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Ah, I remember this situation. It was funny to see everyone get owned who doubted it after pics were shown.

    Still wonder why it was resurrected though...
  11. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    odd.. I should search the archives more myself ;)

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