What to do when you are done with your ibook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eggnelle, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. eggnelle macrumors newbie

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    Hi -
    I have an IBOOK g4...and I have never used it for any intense production or application - merely emails and internet. The battery is shot, but what can I do with it? It needs to be cleaned up (it's white and now looking a wee bit grey), needs to have some technical love because it is older...but can I sell this or is it just a lost cause? I know this MAC would be good for someone who, like me, just wanted internet and email. Or parts..

    Thanks,
    Eggnelle
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Many people still buy and sell these, hell I know my friend is currently trying to sell two iBook G3s on eBay. Some people, somewhere, will want them :)
     
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/4.6.1.250 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    Depending on the specs, ibooks still fetch a few hundred bucks or so. Good luck trying to sell it.
     
  4. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    Depending on what the specs are, I might be interested! :)
     
  5. AtrBirkett macrumors newbie

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    Yes I am :D

    But Anywoo,

    you would be quite surprised how much you can get for a G3, never mind the G4. I mean I currently am being driven mad by this thing; slow, no battery, bad keyboard, slow, not enough space, Slow?

    But, apparently people love them to do precisely what your doing now. E-mails, and Surfin' the net. I would say it it well worth the opportunity to sell it on e-Bay. (other internet sites are available, not many though)

    For instance, my iBook can gain up to £150-160 ($250-265)
    Well,$395 seems to be the normal 'Buy now' price,
    or if this: never understoodwhy this is so expensive, but if the specs are the same you should be in for a winner! (well it seems allot to me, but that's probably coz its in Dollars)

    :apple:
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    Seems like it would be a good idea to sell it :) Good luck to the OP.
     
  7. Boise Jim macrumors newbie

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    Clean that baby up and sell it. Put the money toward a new Macbook, or something else. My wife has an iBook G4 that is pristine, with Leopard on it, and it runs as good as the day I bought it. She uses it for e-mail, internet, Word, etc., so no intense programs. Still a great little computer.

    Also, now and then I hook up an external HD to it, hook it up to my receiver, and listen to tunes via Front Row.

    Just my two cents.
     
  8. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    IMHO, the PPC 12" iBook is Apple's netbook. Specs are superficially similar to the early EEE/Acer/etc offerings and good examples are similarly priced, slower examples for less.

    And the keyboard and screen don't suck. YMMV.
     

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