What did you Pay?

BaddestArvai

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Mar 21, 2014
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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?
 
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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.
 

gavinstubbs09

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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
 

WhiteyFisk

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Dec 3, 2013
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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:
 

jrsx

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Nov 2, 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
: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
 
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joepunk

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Aug 5, 2004
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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.
 

Ih8reno

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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
 
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MrPilot

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Apr 30, 2013
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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
 

Ariii

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Jan 26, 2012
682
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Chicago
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)
 

itszerek

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Apr 1, 2014
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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
 

roadbloc

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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.
 
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MultiFinder17

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Jan 8, 2008
2,010
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Tampa, Florida
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
 

RedCroissant

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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?
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
 

FigmentNewtonII

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Apr 9, 2012
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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.
 

BaddestArvai

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Mar 21, 2014
121
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Wisconsin USA
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)
 

xtempo

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Jan 2, 2014
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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
 

bse5150

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Jan 12, 2014
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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.
 

LOLZpersonok

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Aug 10, 2012
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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.
 

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+
 

eyoungren

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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
 

RedCroissant

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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+
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.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I cannot remember anymore how much money I have burned acquiring my powerpc macs... :(
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!