What did you Pay?

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  1. BaddestArvai, Apr 1, 2014
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    BaddestArvai macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I want to see what you guys paid for all of your PowerPC machines. Past and present. Here is what I paid for all of my systems and the order of when I bought:

    Bought Spring 2011
    :apple: iMac G3 Indigo 500Mhz (Summer 01')
    128Mb Ram
    20GB HDD
    16MB Vram
    Panther OS

    Paid $20 (First computer that was not the familys)


    Bought Fall 2011
    Sold Winter 2012

    :apple: PowerMac G4 500MHz (Summer 00')
    2GB Ram
    60GB HDD
    16MB Vram
    Leopard OS

    Paid: $80 (Paid wayyy to much, but I was only 16...)
    Sold: $60 (Lost some money... But got to keep the keyboard and mouse :D)


    Bought Spring 2012
    :apple: PowerMac G5 1.8 DP (Summer 04')
    1GB Ram
    80GB HDD
    64MB Vram
    Tiger OS

    Paid: $100 (Paid just a little too much...)


    Bought Spring 2012
    :apple: iMac G3 Snow 600Mhz (Winter 02')
    128MB Ram
    40GB HDD
    16MB Vram
    Jaguar OS

    Paid: $20 (Is complete in box, brand new condition)


    Bought Summer 2012
    :apple: Power Macintosh 7100/66 66Mhz (Spring 94')
    8MB Ram
    250MB HDD
    1MB Vram
    Unknown OS

    Paid: $3
    Sold: $0 (Parents accidentally threw away :()


    Bought Winter 2014
    :apple: PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz DLSD/HR (Fall 05')
    No Ram
    160GB HDD
    128MB Vram
    Unknown OS

    Paid: $25 (Missing battery, charger, and has a cracked display, restoring ATM)

    So what did you guys pay?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Christmas 2001: PowerBook G4/400 Titanium - $0, Christmas present
    Late 2002: Mac IIci - $0, employer cleaning house
    Summer 2003: PowerMac 6500 - $40, Salvation Army
    Spring 2008: PowerMac 7200 - $0, gifted
    November 2009: 17" PowerBook G4 - $152.50, eBay
    Spring 2010: 17" PowerBook G4 (DLSD-HD) - $258, eBay
    Spring 2011: 12" PowerBook G4 - $50 +$25 for LCD replacement
    Summer 2011: 15" PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI - $25, eBay
    November 2013: PowerMac G4 Quicksilver - $50 + 3 iBook G3s I was gifted
    November 2013: iMac G3 - Included in above deal
    March 2014: iMac G5 - $0, gifted

    My most expensive Mac then was the 17" DLSD at $258.
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    :apple: Power Mac G3 B&W $20 (spring 2011)
    400MHz G3 (now 450MHz G4)
    708MB Ram (no ram when bought)
    ATi Radeon 7000 64MB (no card when bought)
    80GB Maxtor HDD (no HDD when bought)
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    :apple: iBook G3 700MHz $150 (spring 2011)
    256MB Ram
    40GB HDD
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    :apple: iBook G3 500MHz $20 (early 2012)
    128MB Ram
    20GB HDD
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    :apple: iMac G4 $50 (early 2013)
    800MHz G4
    60GB HDD
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    :apple: iMac G5 iSight 17" 1.9GHz $72 (early 2013)
    2GB Ram
    160GB HDD
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8
    Died 1 month later, only mac I've ever tore apart for parts

    :apple: PowerBook G4 12" 867MHz $72 (summer 2013)
    512MB Ram
    60GB HDD
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

    :apple: Mac mini G4 $96 (April 2013)
    1.33GHz G4
    1GB Ram
    40GB HDD
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

    :apple: iMac G4 (Fall 2013)
    800MHz G4
    512MB Ram
    60GB HDD
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    :apple: iMac G5 17" 1.6 $66 (Summer 2013)
    1.6GHz G5
    2GB DDR Ram
    80GB HDD
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

    :apple: Power Mac G4 MDD $83 (Early 2014)
    Dual 1GHz G4
    2GB DDR Ram
    80GB SATA HDD
    ATi Radeon 9000 64MB
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

    :apple: PowerBook G4 15" $65 (Early 2014)
    1.67GHz G4
    2GB DDR Ram
    40GB HDD
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8
     
  4. WhiteyFisk macrumors newbie

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    #4
    iBook G4 14"
    1.33 GHz
    768MB RAM
    60GB HDD
    OS X Tiger 10.4.11

    Paid: ~$1200
    Bought new in January '05 :)

    PowerMac G4
    1.2 GHz Sonnet (orig. 450MHz)
    2GB RAM (orig. 128MB)
    80GB + 1TB HDD's
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

    Paid: $0 (although I later spent maybe $200 for the upgrades noted above)
    Given to me by my brother who was going to throw it out! :confused:
     
  5. jrsx, Apr 1, 2014
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    jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

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    #5
    :apple: iBook G4 12"
    1.33 GHz
    512 MB RAM
    40 GB HDD
    OS X v.10.4 Tiger

    Paid: Free, resurrected (by me :D)

    :apple: iBook G4"
    1.33 GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
    40 GB HDD
    No OS

    Paid: $50

    :apple: PowerBook G4 12" (coming in soon)
    1.33 GHz
    1.25 GB RAM
    40 (or 60?) GB HDD
    OS X v.10.5 Leopard

    Paid: $65
     
  6. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

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    iMac G3 333MHz
    Mother paid $1200 or something in 1999.

    2004 Powerbook G4 15" 1.5MHz.
    (has terrible screen issues and possibly graphics/logic board problems)
    I paid something like $2500 in 2004. :eek:
    That was the time before craigslist and before I knew about the used/refurbished market.

    2005 Powerbook G4 15" 1.5MHz (almost the same as the PB above) replaced my previous PB. transferred all ram and HD over. Works well for now.
    I paid $85 a few weeks ago.

    Coming soon...
    MBP 15" 2010 for $700 hopefully (I know, not a PPC).

    On the lookout for either an iBook or iMac G4 so I can use the same PB ram that I have left over. It should become a PPC gaming computer and something for visiting nephews/niece to play on.
     
  7. Ih8reno, Apr 1, 2014
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    Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    What did you Pay?

    Imac g3 400mhz slot loading $20

    Imac g3 233mhz (bought 4 with mac peripherals for $40 and sold everything but 1 for $80 so I made $40)

    Powermac 6500 $10

    Imac g5 1.8ghz/emac 1.42ghz $60 for pair

    Imac g4 700mhz $50

    Powermac G5 dual 1.8ghz free with trade of mac stuff I had gotten free already

    Ibook g3 500mhz free donated

    Powerbook 12 inch 867mhz free donated

    Powerbook 1.5ghz 12 inch $40

    Powerbook 140 $10

    Macintosh Classic $10

    Powermac G4 733mhz $25 with trade and came with apple display

    Macintosh 2 si $35

    Clamshell ibook $60


    Too many lol
     
  8. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    2001: 6 G4's 450 averaging 700 USD each (used)
    2002: 2 quicksilvers 4500 USD EACH (!!!) (new)
    2005: 1 G5 1.8 1000 USD (used)
    2009: G4 PB 1Ghz (for FREE, used)
    2013: G4 PB 1,67 (120USD, used)

    And a whole array of intel macs :D
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    #9
    I only bought the clamshell for like $40.

    My other ones were free.
     
  10. Ariii macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    I wasn't as lucky as some people and I looked on eBay for the entirety of what I have.

    I got my 12" 1GHz iBook G4 in 2011 for $120 + 20 shipping.
    Then I got my Indigo iBook clamshell for $50 + 20 shipping.
    My 15" AlBook (I gave it away to someone) was $100 (Which was actually the slowest one I have had even though it's the most recent, haha)
    My Lime iBook was $80 with $20 shipping.
    My 1GHz TiBook was $80
    My iMac G3 was $90 with $30 shipping (I really wanted one)
     
  11. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    #11
    I cannot remember anymore how much money I have burned acquiring my powerpc macs... :(
     
  12. itszerek macrumors newbie

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    #12
    2001: PowerBook G4 Titanium ($2199) My dad bought it new and it was our first Mac and the only PowerPC Mac I've used until...

    2014: Power Mac G5 ($75) :D
     
  13. roadbloc, Apr 2, 2014
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    roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Early 2003 iMac G4 15". Bought it sometime in 2004 for high school work. Was the first computer I bought myself. Cost £899. Worth every penny since it still screams today. All original hardware except the RAM which I maxed out to 1GB a while ago.
     
  14. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Power Mac G4/500DP - $400 in 2005
    Power Macintosh 6500/225 - $0 from a friend
    iMac G4/800 15" - $20 on Craigslist
    iMac G5/1.8 20" - $0 from friend
    Mac mini G4/1.33 - $0 from recycler
     
  15. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Bought July 2013
    Given Away March 2014
    iMac G5 17” 1.9GHz
    1.5GB RAM
    160GB HDD
    OS X Leopard

    $100

    Bought July 2013
    SOLD August 2013
    iBook G4 12” 1.33Ghz
    1.5GB RAM
    60GB HDD
    OS X Leopard

    paid: $100
    sold: $50 plus trade with iSight camera

    August 2013
    Sold January 2014
    iBook G4 14.2” 1.42GHz
    1.5GB RAM
    60G HDD
    OS X Leopard

    $FREE
    sold: $50

    September 2013
    Sold November 2013 (Thanks A LOT GOVT shutdown)
    PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5GHz
    3GB RAM
    2TB HDD (2x 1TB RAIDED)
    23” ACD
    KB and Mouse
    OS X Tiger

    paid: $200
    Sold: $500 (after I upgraded the RAM to 16GB, but I still made $50 after all of it)

    October 2013 (I think)
    Traded October/November 2013
    PowerMac G4 QS 1.0GHz
    1.5GB RAM
    40GB HDD
    OS X Leopard

    $FREE

    October 2013
    Given away March 2014
    iMac G5 20” 1.8GHz
    2GB RAM
    160GB HDD
    OS X Leopard
    W/ keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, Wireless-N usb

    $FREE

    October 2013
    Given away October/Novemeber 2013
    iMac G3
    OS 9

    w/keyboard and mouse

    $FREE

    October 2013
    Given Away April 2014
    3x iBook G3 (2x 600MHZ, 1x 900MHz)
    various RAM
    various HDD
    OS X Tiger

    paid: $ as part of trade for PM G4 with eyoungren

    January 2014
    iBook G4 14.2” 1.33GHz
    1.25GB RAM
    40GB HDD
    OS X Leopard

    $FREE
     
  16. FigmentNewtonII macrumors member

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    #16
    iMac G4 15"
    1Ghz
    1.25GB RAM
    80GB HDD
    USB 2.0
    Paid - $175 (way too much as I come to learn from this forum)

    iBook G4 14"
    1.33Ghz
    1.25GB ram
    60GB HDD
    Paid - Nothing I got it off of my grandparents. The computer just needed a new battery.
     
  17. BaddestArvai thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I got more power PCs so I'll add to the list.

    Purchased Spring 2014:

    :apple: 2 X PowerMac G5's Dual 2.0 (Late 2003)
    512GB Ram
    No HDD
    No video card
    No OS

    Paid: $55 (came with keyboards & Apple studio display)

    :apple: 3 X iBook G3
    2 X 700Mhz
    1 X 600Mhz
    128MB Ram
    20GB HDD
    Unknown OS

    Paid: $15 (powers on, blank displays)
     
  18. xtempo macrumors 6502

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    #18
    PMG3 B&W 450Mhz-local ~$100 ---20xx???
    PMG4 Quicksilver 800Mhz [with Zip drive] $35.98--2011
    [Should have kept the above as well]
    PBG4 1.5 Ghz $129.06---2011
    PMG5 1.6Ghz $127.09 semi-local ---2013
    eMac 800Mhz $0 (parents bought for me to use in basement-local) 2014
    PMG4 Quicksilver 733Mhz [without Zip drive] $52.63---2014 (defiantly should have kept the 800Mhz better deal.)



    not mention keyboards,mice, monitors, software, memory, USB cards and HDs, and speakers.

    I am trying now not to get rid of anything since I felt stupid afterwards and full of regret so I might repurpose them instead if they are broken like one of my 17" ADC Studio Displays
     
  19. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    I only own two PowerPC machines: a beige G3 and a G4 Mac Mini. I paid $25 for the former and $120 for the latter.
     
  20. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a

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    I have 3 Macs, but one of them is an Intel, so I will only mention the two that are PowerPCs.

    The first one I got was my Power Mac G4 in the summer of 2012. I paid $60 for it. Originally, in the Kijiji ad, it was listed to have an 80GB hard drive, a single 1.25GHz processor and 256MB of RAM, but I actually got it with two 1.25GHz processors, 2GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive. Still works great.

    Then, in the fall of 2012, I got my iMac G3. I paid $30 for it and had to drive an hour and a half across the city to pick it up. It came with 192MB of RAM, the original 6GB hard drive and its 350MHz processor. The hard drive was changed about 4 times and the RAM had its amount changed at least 5 times. The reason to this was I couldn't make up my mind as to what I wanted. When I was finished with that, it had an 80GB hard drive and 512MB of RAM. Unfortunately, the PAV board fried in it, so it doesn't work anymore. As of now, it has no RAM and no hard drive, and I may potentially remove the CD drive.
     
  21. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    You guys are good at remembering...

    I never payed more then $100 and always got my money back (when sold) and most times made a nice profit,or exchanged for something worth more...if I added all the ppc up it would be 50+
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yah know. This is where being a bachelor with a job would be a good thing! My own place and any Mac I wanted to pick up, put anywhere I wanted!

    Right now I'm trying to figure out how to fit six monitors and a PowerMac in the dining room without taking over and getting disapproving glares from my wife! :D

    I got lucky with the iMac G5 'cause I could tentatively justify it as a "family" Mac (it's in the FAMILY room, so it's a family Mac right?!!! Right?), but if I haul in any more Macs I'm going to have to start doing some fast dancing!

    There's always the garage of course, but we get more than 100 days of 100+º temps each year and I'm not doing that to the Quicksilver! :D

    On the other hand, I'm happily married with two kids and they all love me. So, maybe I have enough Macs - for now anyway, LOL! :D
     
  23. RedCroissant Suspended

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    I only remember that well because my foray into the PPC Mac world was very recent and very short with a lot of machines to gain some experience on.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I just try not to think about it! At least you cannot remember, which is a good thing.

    My 1.0Ghz 17" PB alone…4x DC-Inverter board, LCD, LVDS cable, sound board, sound ribbon cable, optical drive, 1GB ram upgrade, USB 2.0 PC card…and now a new logicboard is needed.

    I long ago met and completely blew out the original $152.50 I paid for the thing!
     
  25. jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

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    #25
    And now an extra $40+ for the logic board? This thing is costing you! :D
     

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