Valuing an old mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gnvqsos, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. gnvqsos macrumors newbie

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    I have the chance to buy a secondhand imac as in link

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP69

    I have the 20" version which operates on Leopard.It has a cd writer and dvd read only.The seller seems very yhonest but the Mac4sale site suggests it may be overvalued.I am a uk buyer and would appreciate a valuation
    John
     
  2. advres Guest

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    So you want to buy the 17" or the 20"? And which processor from the link you posted? I would value that at around $300 USD max, personally.
     
  3. gnvqsos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much.Will ram of 256 be enough.Is it possible/easy to buy extra memory and at what cost please John.

    PS Its the 20" version
     
  4. gnvqsos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much.Will ram of 256 be enough.Is it possible/easy to buy extra memory and at what cost please John
     
  5. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    £150-£180, 256 megs of RAM isn't enough nowadays, you need 1GB minimum and the G5 iMacs had problems with the capacitors on the motherboard blowing, add to this that PPC is a dead end street now and you'd be better served saving up and getting a far faster second hand Intel iMac.
     
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    £150- £180? No chance.

    It's worth £250. RAM is cheap as chips, so a gig would probably make it worth £15 more.

    Check out ebay. Macs hold their value and G5 iMacs still go for a decent amount. You're looking at £450 for an Intel.
     

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