Pricing on a G4

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  1. Idyfohu

    Idyfohu New Member

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    Well...

    After looking around on the Apple Store I stumbled across the G5 iMac (17" 1.6) for $949, which is a refurb, no modem, and no optical (I'm assuming this is no optical audio out...anyone want to clarify for me?), which seems like a great deal!

    Anyways, my question is if I do end up buying this, I plan on selling my G4, however I was wondering what the value of it would be and that's where you come along:

    Macintosh Apple G4 400MHZ Graphite Tower
    Panther OS X 10.3.7
    704 MB Ram
    DVD-RW/CD-RW
    60GB Seagate HD
    20GB Seagate HD

    Software (will include on Hard Disk):
    Microsoft Office X
    Photoshop 7
    40 Gigs of MP3s

    HP Deskjet 812C (Basic Color Printer)
    Also will throw in a Basic Epson Scanner

    17" G4 Graphite (matching) Monitor
    Includes Keyboard, Mouse, All Cables, Original Software, Manual, and Documentation.

    I'm not necessarily trying to post a FS Ad, maybe I should, but if anyone can give me a realistic price it would definitely help me sell this computer and upgrade to, as previously stated, a G5 iMac! :noes:
     
  2. Fubar

    Fubar OT Supporter

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    Check out eBay and see what people are buying them for. But I'd say probably in the neighborhood of $400 for the computer alone. Don't know about the other stuff, the monitor probably won't get too much...maybe $50-$100? I'd just sell the items individually on eBay...which is probably where you'll get the most money.
     
  3. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    either buy an emac for like 650 refurbed from apple.com

    or get a new g4 mac mini

    dont buy comps off ebay or weird websites

    too sketchy and if they break, the return process is a bitch and a half
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    i tend to agree with the idea of selling the pieces seperately. given that people can now buy a brand new 1.25 GHz G4 Mac Mini for $499, you won't get a whole lot for the computer, though you can sell it on the advantages that there's room for expansion and there are G4 upgrade cards that will bump it up to a 1.7 GHz G4.
     
  5. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    reading comprehension > you :mamoru:

    "After looking around on the Apple Store..."

    and why wouldn't he want to upgrade to a G5 iMac if he's not a member of the "price-sensitive" Mac Mini target market? I plan to order a Mini or two myself, but they won't be replacing my primary machine, which is what it sounds like he's doing.
     
  6. Icedog

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    No optical means no optical drive. That iMac was sold for education where there would be less of a need for an optical drive (install software via the network)

    if you already have an external optical drive it would be an awesome deal!
     
  7. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    odd that they would sell a G5 iMac that has the optical drive slot integrated in the case without an optical drive.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    well, the imac works well in education environments because it's tamper-resistant, 1-piece that's harder to steal/conceal, takes up less deskspace, has looks to impress a computer-ignorant purchasing staff, etc. The lack of an optical drive is likely to prevent students from installing software that hasn't been approved.
     
  9. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    no. i realize that. i just never really thought they would have made them without the optical drives.
     

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