is this a good trade?

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  1. langer421

    langer421 New Member

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    I just ordered a powerbook g4 which will be my first mac, but I'm trying to get rid of my old laptop so a guy wants to trade.

    my laptop;
    1 year old emachines widescreen
    amd athlon 2400
    40 gig hd
    512 mb ram
    64 mb ati radeon video card
    internal wireless
    cd rw/dvd rom

    his laptop;
    ibook g3 800 mhz
    30 gig hd
    380 mb ram
    new airport card
    new battery

    anyone think I should make the trade?
     
  2. I wouldn't.
     
  3. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    clearly my suggestion of yes was not a good one.
     
  7. langer421

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    ok, I didn't mention that I am selling my laptop and having trouble getting what I want for it? how much would his laptop be worth??? and it's not worth it as a travel laptop/backup? is mine worth much more than his?

    also thanks for the input
     
  8. HardTech

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    I'd say yours is worth around $1000 and his is worth about $400

    this is off the top of my head, though
     
  9. langer421

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    really, wow, that's funny cause on the classifieds site I seen his on mine is there for $800 canadian and his is $1000 canadian, should be the other way around I guess
     
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  11. HardTech

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    I don' tknow what the conversion rate is, but you can get a brand new iBook G4 1.2 GHz with new battery and airport for like $899 USD now. There is no way in hell his iBook is worth that much money.
     
  12. Black98GPGT

    Black98GPGT im back....

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    MY g3 is about the same thing,I have 333mHZ(goin bigger soon),512MB ram,30G HD...I bought it with 333mHZ,6G HD,and 256MB ram for 200...Soo yea,yer gonna be gettin ripped off.
     
  13. langer421

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    right on, thanks everyone.. I"m not too familiar with mac so I probably would have did it. So guess I saved myself a little agravation
     
  14. langer421

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    UPDATE: guess I definately won't be trading it because he just sold it for $800
     
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    Keep the eMachine in this case, it's a much better system.
     
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    i hate to say it but i agree


    i love macs

    but a better laptop is a better laptop, mac or not
     
  17. langer421

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    I'm still trying to sell mine though, any suggestions on a good price? I'm asking 800 canadian now, it's one year old and in really good condition. Anyone think that's too high? I can't wait for my power book to get here.
     
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    My bros lookin for a laptop,any pics?
     
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