Super Deal? (you make the call!)

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by blackpeter, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    A really nice man has offered me a great deal on his used Pismo.

    Pismo G3 500Mhz
    256MB RAM
    Airport Card
    New IBM HD (20GB)
    Hot-swap CD/DVD ROM
    Hot-swap extra battery
    External Zip drive
    External CD-Burner

    price: $350!

    I've seen it and it is in MINT condition. Runs really well (10.2.6).

    I'm really waiting out for a new Powerbook, but this deal is sooooo sweet! I'd be happy using this until the new Powerbooks are launched.

    Can anyone give me a good reason NOT to take this Pismo?
  2. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    as long as he doesnt want western union by all means :)
  3. Huked on Fonick macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2002
    1 Loop
    Sounds Good

    no, thats a good deal. Id take it for sure. Better than anything elce u couldcome near for that price:D
  4. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Hell yeah. Go for it man.

    I can't even get a CPU upgrade for that price.
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    sounds really good, haveu seen the computer in person?
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    "I've seen it and it is in MINT condition. Runs really well (10.2.6)." :)

    Note that I'm not the original poster.
  7. pinks macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2003
    I think you could pay $350 for the peripherals and accessories he's giving you. Add together an extra battery, CD-burner, Zip drive, Airport card and he's giving you the Pismo for free.

    Things to look for though: stress fractures between the left-hand swappable drive slot and the vent on the side of the base (more-or-less in line with the "fn" key on the left of the keyboard). Also, small cracks on the black casing radiating from the corners of the LCD screen. Even these are totally minor things and should not be worried about particularly.

    Great laptop - definately go for it! You may need to buy new rubber feet for it as they seem to vanish without explanation.

    Best of luck

  8. blackpeter thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    I'm posting this update from my new Pismo!

    WOW - this thing is so fly. I was even wrong about the HD size. The original owner put in a 30GB IBM Travelstar (super quiet) about a year ago.

    I purchased everything in the original boxes (right down to the extra battery & AC adapter). The book was even in it original plastic bag (now that's attention to detail).

    Thanks again to J----- for the killer deal. I owe you one!

    The other great thing about my new Mac is that I no longer am obsessed with possible new Powerbooks. This one is just fine...
  9. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Congratulations on your new PowerBook.

    Have you considered the G4 upgrade?

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