Score!!! I just got a quicksilver 933 mhz and Apple 17" LCD screen for free-ish!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by motulist, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    This guy was selling his quicksilver 933 MHz for $40 because it was acting slow and he didn't want to bother figuring out was up with it. So I figured for $40 it was worth going to check the machine out to see if I could just fix it easily to see if it was worth buying. When I get there we start up the machine and it gives the flashing OS not found icon.

    He says "Oh sorry man, I've never seen that before, it was working fine, just slowly. I'll tell you what, why don't you just take it for free and see if you can fix it." I said wow man, I'd feel bad taking it and not giving you any money, why don't I buy the big Apple 17" LCD screen that goes with it that you were also planning on selling to someone." He says "you can have that too. You can also take this 17" CRT also." But I just couldn't take all this stuff for free, so I made him take $20.

    When I get home I start messing around with it and it does indeed have problems that a simple OS reinstall didn't fix. The Apple hardware test passed too. But I was pretty sure it was just a disk problem. So I swapped out the hard drive for another one I had laying around. And now it seems like it's all working perfectly!

    Quicksilver PoweMac 933 mhz
    768 MB RAM
    DVD-R drive
    Airport card installed
    Nvidia GeForce4 MX 64 MB video card with dual display outputs
    Apple Pro keyboard
    Apple Pro mouse
    Apple Cinema Display 17" LCD screen
    NEC 17" CRT screen
    = free (but I paid $20 out of honor anyway)

  2. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I need to stumble across people like that more often...
  3. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Pictures, dude, PICTURES! :D

    Imo these silver Powermac G4s were the best looking towers apple ever made. Awesome deal and I hope you have a lot of fun with it!
  4. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    That is one amazing deal you got there. That's the kind of deal that you can grow into a bedtime story for the grandkids one day.;)
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Congratulations. The 933 MHz has some additional advantages: You can install Leopard without any hacks, and I think it is among the first models that are not limited to 128GB hard drives.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    That's great!

    The airport card alone is worth $60 to $100.
  7. CharlieKirk macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2008
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  9. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    If only...

    I wish there were such non-savvy people in the UK. :p
  10. motulist thread starter macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    He's not tech un-savvy at all, he's just loaded. He's a high end New York-based club DJ. Apparently DJing is a profession that's feast or famine. Most club DJs need a real job to pay the rent, but for the extremely small number who make a name for themselves they get paid several thousand dollars a night.
  11. HandleVandal Guest


    Jan 15, 2008
    That is freakin' fantastic! Good on you for giving him $20 anyway.

    Just once, I'd love to stumble across a deal like that. All I have around here are clowns on Craigslist selling Rev. A 233 iMacs for $75 :rolleyes:
  12. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    i <3 those acrylic screens! amazing deal man! soup up that Quicksilver and donate it to a school near you with the CRT! i don't think you would really want a G4 in your house now would you?
  13. motulist thread starter macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Ask and ye shall receive. Here it is side by side with my 15" powerbook.

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  14. motulist thread starter macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    The forum only lets you attach 5 pics to a post, so here are a few more.

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    Jan 15, 2008
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    Oct 3, 2006

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