Should I sell Powerbook that has been refurbed by Apple?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iSaint, May 7, 2009.

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Should I sell the recently refurbished Powerbook and buy a MBP?

Poll closed May 10, 2009.
  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. I have another option

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    #1
    Reference this thread for details...I have my G4 Powerbook back in my lap and she's beautiful! New logic board and a new stick of ram. I think they even replaced the battery!

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    Now I'm a afraid to put the 250g Western Digital hard drive that was installed last October back in the computer. I really need the space, though. Apple didn't want to repair the computer since I had a 3rd party hard drive in it.

    Poll Question: Should I sell this Powerbook? I'm sure I could find a MBP on eBay or here for $1,200 - $1,300 with some AppleCare on it that would suit me fine.

    What would it be worth?
     
  2. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Why don't you see what similar machines are selling for on eBay? That'll give you a better idea than someone's opinion here. Just 'watch' several auctions with similar age/configuration/condition Powerbooks and see what they end up going for...
    Good luck.
     
  3. iSaint thread starter macrumors 603

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    Will do. I've been watching MBPs on eBay. Apple resale prices are unbelievable!
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Exactly. If it suits your needs, there shouldn't be a reason to sell it. If you're worried about the HDD causing more problems, well...buy a different HDD. :p
     
  6. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, Apple resale value is really nice though. It's kind of like buying a nice car. You only really take a hit right in the beginning. At a certain point on the depreciation curve, sell and buy the new model. Doesn't cost you more in the long run than a Camry. In terms of Macs, you're buying yourself a brand new PB/MBP every year for a cost of $500-1000, depending on the model and the timing.

    That said, I've been regretting selling my old Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz for a while now.
     
  7. iSaint thread starter macrumors 603

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    My worries stem from Apple's statements that certain hard drives aren't compatible with the Powerbook. I think they were leading me on. I don't know why a 3rd party company would advertise a compatible product that would cause problems later on.

    Of course, resale value of the PB would be very good at this point. Then I would only need a few hundred bucks to get a used MBP.

    I don't have any money right now, either.

    ahhh, decisions... :confused:
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I had a 250 gig, 5400 rpm drive placed in my 12" powerbook with no problems:

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