Would this be a good idea?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tomthedude, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. tomthedude macrumors member


    May 18, 2008
    Hi all,

    Im currently trying to save for an iMac, but I cant get enough money. I was wondering, would it work to by iMac G4s, Powerbooks, iBooks etc, upgrade them, and then sell them for more?
  2. Slip macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2007
    Wiltshire, England
    I'm guessing there's pretty low demand for PPC machines plus the small margins you'd have. 'Fraid not. :/
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Perhaps a Mac Mini (Intel) would be easier to achieve .. :)
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    If you spent $200 upgrading a PPC-era Mac, I'm sure it would raise the value of a Mac by at least $80. ;)
  5. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2007
    Don't take this the wrong way but a part time job or a few extra shifts at your part time job and your 'done'...none of this ebay bandit nonsense to sully your day...PPC era is officially dead - snow leopard just put a bullet in it...
  6. ibookluv111 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    PPC is not even close to dead. There are tons of PPC machines still going for a lot on eBay. Look at the Powerbook G4's and iMac and Powermac G5's. They are still going for LOTS! You obviously haven't been looking at recent prices. I have in the last year bought an iBook G3, upgraded it. Sold it and made money. Bought a Powerbook G4, upgraded it, sold it. Now I have an iBook G4 am in the Process of upgrading it and am looking into an iMac G5.
  7. ibookluv111 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I would though, agree that it would be easiest to work more and save. You have to monitor your spending like crazy to make sure you come out with a profit upgrading systems.

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