Sell or Give our computers away?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by beachdawg, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. beachdawg macrumors newbie

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    #1) G4 Powermac Quicksilver - 933 mhz - 768 mb ram - 200gig HD

    #2) G4 Titanium Powerbook - 400 mhz - 1.25 gig ram - 70gig HD

    do you think anybody would still buy these machines or should we just give them away?
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    When I replace a computer, if not used for parts, I give all my computers to friends (usually wifes friends) that have kids and and can't really afford a new machine.
     
  3. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    I'd sell them, unless someone in your family doesn't have a computer.

    If I was in this situation, I'd give the computer(s) to My Niece and Nephew.
     
  4. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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  5. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    You can always donate the computers to some charity you like or support.
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I'd say it depends on the condition of the goods, but you could certainly fetch some money from them. It'd be a tough sell and for probably not a lot of money given the age and demand. It's understandable to give them away... shoot me a PM if you do ;).
     
  7. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Selling the two of those shouldnt put you too far off a refurb white macbook...
     
  8. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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  9. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    Donate it to a nursing home.

    I do that with my old TVs when I get new ones, assuming they're in good working order. I know it's kind of sad to say, but you really could change somebody's life for the better.
     
  10. joshchan macrumors newbie

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    Donate them

    You could certainly sell these machines on eBay or Craigslist, but I think the benefits of you donating them to any of the aforementioned worthy causes might be ultimately a more satisfying solution. Of course, in the end it's your decision!
     
  11. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...another vote for donating to charity... or give to friends with young children.
     
  12. macmee Suspended

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    The schools in my area don't have much of a budget for computers, so I give old machines to a local school.

    If you can afford to give them to someone else, then do that:).
     

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