Time moves on,

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tyroler, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Tyroler macrumors member


    Jan 2, 2011
    Hatfield, UK
    and we need a Online Store for Hardware and Software of our PPC.
    Ebay is just no solution,as i dont need that or this today,but maybe in six Month.
    Maybe there is already a Solution,or someone has the Time and also is able to do anything
    Thanx in Advance
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    This would be a successful business venture how?
  3. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Ebay is the solution because it gives you access to parts all over the world. You think limiting yourself to what one little possible future company would have is good? No thanks.
  4. MacHamster68, Oct 16, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    As the idea would be good in general , but you know how much the parts would cost then ?

    You may need to stock parts for a year or longer until they are needed , so parts which sell more often have to compensate for the parts who dont sell often .
    Apple has quiet a wide range of parts that are not interchangeable .

    So you need a well stocked warehouse , cant do that sort of business from your garage unless you specialise on mac mini parts only , think about those CRT displays of iMac G3's and eMac's , all the different PowerMac G4 and the G5 cases , different iMac cases take a lot of room .

    Some parts are not available new any more , so you need the facilities to check used parts and a certified technician , because as a business you cant just sell as "maybe still working " as a business you want to give warranties and in certain countries you even have to by law !
    You need if you make a worldwide business somebody on a computer/phone 24/7 to check for and answer emails and phone calls

    That sort of business is not manageable by 1 person only from a garage

    But i have a idea that would be manageable , but its not really a business idea.
    and your post and another another forum i am interested in ( monkey bikes from honda) has thrown that idea towards me
    what about here on the forum a "parts available list" under the marketplace (not for financing the new MacPro of somebody)
    i bet there are some among us who have parts lying around which they dont necessary need , but might be happy to give them away just for the shipping cost to help a fellow Mac user who desperately needs that part . so no need to post a "i need part xxx" thread , just look in the list and find it .
    Lots of people here on the forum who have new intel Mac's and their PPC Mac's are somewhere in the loft gathering dust ,even non working ones could have still a couple working parts in them .

    Ebay is a great source, but some dont ship into other countries some even do list as pickup only , neither does help if you live in another country if you would need that part . Some have fictional ideas about the value of the part/Mac

    i mean there are people selling for example working PowerMac g5's (ok single 1.6 or 1.8 ) for £60 and others want for the case alone over £150
  5. osxoverwin macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
    If I get what you're really asking, I guess you could google for a used Mac reseller close to you, not an official Apple store or service provider (could be one of course!), but just someone who does this stuff as a hobby/business. They probably have parts and refurbs, or are willing to buy your old stuff for parts, or to renovate and sell. In the end though, it's all your decision! :)
  6. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    If it was up to my heart I'd own nothing but PPC Mac's..Mac's had character then..

    I simply don't think you could make a business out if PPC parts, computers are not like cars the don't become classic just "old" my leopard G4 while supported isn't accepted.

    Performance wise my i5 13" s faster in every benchmark than my 1,1 MP which is faster than the G5 ...

    I would buy a dual G5 on ebay any day but as my main machine NOPE..my tablet, CS5, nor Corel painter sympathize with PPC..

    I'd wager 100 FRN's (Federal Republic Notes for those not familiar) that Mac is off intel by 2015..there's really nothing separating Wintel from Mactel other than OSX and has anyone seen Windows 8??
  7. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
    ??? there are shops that do sell old Mac hardware and even software (though at no reasonable prices...)

    and so on.

    Or am I getting the OP's idea wrong?
  8. Tyroler thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 2, 2011
    Hatfield, UK
    Well,Ebay is the Solution,but only for Parts which are in.You can relist your Item all few Weeks,but as a Privatier i wouldnt as i get nothing paid for it.
    On the other Hand,if there were such a website,i could register,for a small fee,list all my Items,and forget about it till a Email pops up telling me someone will buy one of my Items.Then i sell it as i do with Ebay.
    If i get too many Items and run out of Space could i list some of it,or just one for Quick sell,and accept offered Price or not.
    But today there are much more Items in a Cartoon in a Corner then on Ebay,and just the one i need i have no Access too.

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