Where to sell my PowerBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by betaFive, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. betaFive macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Long time reader, first time poster, so I'm a LONG way from being allowed on the marketplace. Where should I go to sell my G4 PowerBook? I want it to go to a good home, and I don't really want to deal with the wild west of eBay, if I can avoid it.

    And am I allowed to ask here for guidance on what it's worth?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. betaFive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a 15-inch 1.5GHz G4, model A1095. It has 2GB RAM and a 250 GB HDD that I installed. I have the original box, Leopard DVD, a custom Waterfield sleeve, and the OEM RAM that I took out. The battery is probably useless, but it runs fine plugged in.

    I live in a pretty small town, so I wasn't thinking I'd get much interest on Craigslist... but maybe it's worth a try...
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    That sounds like a fine machine. You could get an acceptable sum for that. I do suggest Craigslist. It may be a small town, but someone will surly ask about it.
     
  5. Sepultura macrumors regular

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    Honestly you can get a good price for any Mac providing it looks modern.

    People are brain washed and disregard the specs and go for the looks. Powerbook G4's still look like a modern machine today.

    I have sold iBook's with worse specs for $250.

    Nice that you have done some upgrades to it though. Definitely capable for browsing, DVDs, and office work. Why sell it?
     
  6. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Definitely try Craigslist first since it's free. If you're not comfortable with someone coming to your home you could meet them at a local business like a McDonald's or Starbucks, and if they have free wifi all the better to show off the computer. Ask a friend to be there too if you're uncomfortable or just want some support/advice.

    You could sell it on eBay if you have to. You'll pay fees for both eBay and Paypal, which in the end run about 15-20% of the sale price. If you don't already have an eBay account, which I assume is the case since you're asking where to sell it, you could see if one of your friends has sold on eBay before and can walk you through it or sell it for you. If you do sell it on eBay (or online) and take payment through Paypal, only ship it to a confirmed Paypal address. That will protect you a little bit. If someone pays with an account that has one address and wants it shipped to a different address that's normally a red flag that it's a scam. Not always, but most often.
     
  7. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you on selling macs with bad specs. I listed a 17" iMac G5 for $250 and people were asking me why I wasn't asking like $500 !
     

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