iMac Worth Buying?

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  1. neonwheels

    neonwheels New Member

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    It's a 350MHz, G3, 512MB, internal AirPort card. OSX and some other expensive programs (Photoshop is included).

    Guy wants $250 obo.

    I'm just looking for something to run and mess around with because I have a job that is going to start messing around with Macs and I'm a PC guy.

    I need to find out what version/flavor of OSX it has (my job will be using 10.2 and 10.3 exclusively), but I am just wanting to know if this could possibly be worth it.

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    I would see if you could get it down to $200-$225. Any idea what size hard drive? Do you get the CDs for the programs that it has on it (including the OS)?
     
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    SL1200MK4 New Member

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    For $200, maybe...

    Keep in mind that the CRT screen will have limited life... And if the screen dies, it can get pretty problematic... (would make a nice hardware hack project!!!)
     
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    True, once the CRT dies, you are kinda stuck. So far, I have owned 3 older iMacs... 2 graphite 400 DV SE's, and a 350. Only problem I had was a bad hard drive on the 400 which was easy to replace... otherwise, havent had any problems.
     
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    No idea on the hard drive and yes I would get all discs.

    I was gonna offer $200, if it has 10.2 or 10.3. Otherwise I'd have to upgrade ($70 student discount) the OS and spend even more money.
     

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