Unused PMG5 surfaced on ebay

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  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

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  2. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    Think i would prefer to buy a used one, and with the change get a NEW MP.
     
  3. honam1021 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe only the craziest Apple collectors will buy this.

    With that price you can build one of the most powerful gaming desktop on the planet
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    $2,999 for 10 year old technology is a bit exaggerated even for a Mac, isn't it?
     
  5. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    The same seller has a bunch of sealed machines up for sale. Sounds like someone found a warehouse with some old stock and expects to make a killing... except it's not going to sell.
     
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    If I was a collector and was going to drop 3k on it for some off-the-wall reason, I'd want the box to be in excellent shape too.
     
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    That seems ridiculous my guess is at the most you could get some crazy collector to pay half that, but even that is stretching it.
     
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    This is just silly. The seller is hoping for someone with more dollars than sense. Calling this a "vintage" computer is either stupid or an outright lie. There are plenty just like it still serving duty in production environments today.

    The comment about the condition of the box being just as important to collectors is also true. These machines are available all day long for under $200 and you can get one in pristine condition for under $400. Who is going to pay an extra $2600 for this raggedy box just because it's still sealed with factory tape? It's a nice computer, but it's hard to imagine that it will ever be a "collector's item". The G4 Cube seems far more interesting in that respect.

    I'll admit that I'm not very good at predicting the future, but I feel pretty confident that the mid-range G5 tower is not going to be the next TAM (and even the TAM with a nicer box is not selling for nearly the asking price here).

    Even if you hold it for decades, it's hard to imagine recovering the cost. What are you going to do if you buy it? Are you going to cut through the $2600 tape? What if there is no computer inside? What if you pass it down to your grandchildren to sell and it is only then discovered that the seller devised an extremely clever way to dispose of (and profit from) his dirty cat litter?
     
  9. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Storage Wars? ;)

    They go on Mac of All Trades for 1/10 of their asking price.
     
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    Gotta wonder what (if anything) is in the box..
     
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    Like that's something difficult to find...
     
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    There seems to quite a few people very proud of their Mac's.
     
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    haha wow, funny how ebay put similar items under $100 in the listing page hahaha
     
  20. RedCroissant Suspended

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    That seller is crazy. And the only person that would be crazier wuld be the person that pays that much for it(or any of their items actually). Did you see the 150k price for an iPod? Nuts.
     
  21. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a

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    It's hard to come across an old, unused, practically brand new machine. BBISHOPPCM got a practically brand new IBM PS/2 system. And I can see the reasoning in selling them for a high price.

    For $3,000 I'd rather buy some crazy high-end PC or a modern Mac. I want to collect older Macintosh computers but I'm not that insane. If I bought that I'd replace my Power Mac G4, which has been acting up lately. I use it fairly often too.
     
  22. honam1021 thread starter macrumors regular

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    For some reason the seller changed his mind and decided not to include shipping anymore.
     
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    I favour the "he's on crack" theory. He's also offering a current-model 3Tb Time Capsule for $599.99 and describing it as a "summer special." :eek: For him, maybe!
     
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    Well, if he only manages to sell one single item, he'd get a HUGE benefit. :p

    He's selling quite a few interesting items, brand new. Too bad the price tag is so insane.
     

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