Used/Refurbished PowerBooks?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Lobos, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Lobos macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2005
    I'm looking to purchase a 15" PowerBook (1.25+) and am wondering if anyone knows a good places to purchase refurbished or used PowerBooks? Are there reliable sources besides the official Apple refurbished store? What about used?

  2. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    my frinds dad bought a used PB from Small Dog a couple years ago. Got a fairly good price and they give you a 1 year warranty too.

    There's also PowerMax, but I find their prices to be ridiculously high compared to Apple's Certified. For example, for $1779 you get this from PowerMax:

    Aluminum PowerBook G4/1.25 GHz
    512 MB of RAM
    80 GB internal drive
    internal Combo Drive
    internal 56k modem
    15.2" TFT Display
    Used Mac with 90 day warranty
    OS CD is not included

    But from Apple's Certified section, for $1799 you get this:

    PowerBook G4 1.5GHz
    512MB RAM
    80GB HDD
    AP Extreme
    15.2" TFT Display
    1 year warranty
    Tiger on DVD

    And of course, there's also eBay.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Umm, Lobos, where do you live? I'm guessing the States (you lot never specify ;) ), am I right?

    You're local reseller can be very helpful, have you given them a try?

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