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iGobbleoff

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May 2, 2011
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So i found a local seller selling off his Mac's from when he had a design studio. They've been sitting in storage, but he's fired them all up, cleaned them, cleaned the drives, and selling 6 (+2 as spare parts) for pretty cheap. I was kind of keen until I saw them all being either 1,1 or 3,1, and a G5 7,3.

There's also a couple of XServe's (1,1 and 2,1) and a PowerBook G4, a Mac Mini and a 2008 17" MBP.

I just wonder if there is any use/value in any of the products? Does anyone in Oz want them? There's also a crapload of Cinema Displays, and some Photography equipment.

But seeing 8 cMP's sitting on a bench was a sight to behold.
 

leon771

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Sep 17, 2011
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Australia
Were these the ones advertised on Gumtree in Preston 2 weeks ago?

A mate of mine went along and they’re priced too high, hence why they haven’t sold many off.

The 1,1 Mac Pros were $300 from memory and the 23” Cinema Displays were $150.

Those prices need to be $100 and $50 respectively for what they are.

I paid $250 for a 30” Cinema Display 3 weeks ago.

Until the seller reviews their pricing, those machines will still stick around unsold for a while.
 

iGobbleoff

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May 2, 2011
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Yeah that’s the one. He had it on this last weekend also but didn’t really see anything that tickled my fancy other than the 3,1 and maybe one of the laptops
 

VanneDC

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Jun 5, 2010
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Dubai, UAE
I bought my kids 2 2,1's from a studio design. Payed 50 bucks for one, got the other one for free and he threw in 3 23" cinema screens otherwise they were going to the dump. I was pretty stoked, but no way in heck I'd be paying 300 Oz for a 1,1 or 2,1. Possibly for a 3,1, but that's a completely different machine, and then it would need to be loaded.. :) cash aside though, they are awesome machines and still do anything I pretty much throw at them. Spent a few Bob maxing them out, and the kid's love them.
 

Southern Dad

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May 23, 2010
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Shady Dale, Georgia
The problem is the shipping on selling things like this. It takes a lot to pack and ship them across the country. I've sold a few of my old systems using eBay or Amazon. The amount made isn't much after factoring in the costs.
 

VanneDC

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2010
860
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Dubai, UAE
The problem is the shipping on selling things like this. It takes a lot to pack and ship them across the country. I've sold a few of my old systems using eBay or Amazon. The amount made isn't much after factoring in the costs.

This!!! and the ridiculous eBay fees... I sold a SGI Fuel last year and for all the hassle and frikkin fees, I should have set it on fire instead.
 

yuzgen

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Jul 26, 2018
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Generally, DDR2 is dead. Still, 3,1 is worth like 200 USD, if you can find somebody interested. Core 2 Duo Mac Mini is worth like 80 USD. Others, don't even bother.

Edit: Oh, depending on their sizes, revisions and conditions, Cinema Displays are still great matte IPS monitors.
 
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