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Old May 20th, 2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Price Check Please: 900MHz G3 iBook?

It's for an iBook:

900MHz G3
12" screen
640MB RAM
40GB Hard Drive
Combo drive (plays DVD, burn CDs)
Airport card installed (for wireless networking).
Power Supply
Running 10.4 Tiger
NEW motherboard/logicboard installed by Apple technician about a month ago.

No idea what a reasonable price would be.

Help?

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Old May 20th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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just call cpused and ask how much they would sell you a system like that for and then maybe shave off a few bucks if its a private deal....
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Old May 20th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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$650 as a starting point? I'd say a range from $550-$700. Especially now that we are seeing iBook G4 800's at very cheap prices (saw them going for $700-$900 on eBay). The G3 900's are actually pretty decent performers, and thats got a nice size hard drive and lots of RAM as well as an airport card (which are getting pretty expensive now). The new logicboard isn't necessarily a positive since G3 iBooks that have 1 failure usually have multiple ones while those that never fail are less likely to (from what I've heard).

Potential buyers will want to know about battery life (how long?).
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Old May 20th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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The seller wantes $495 for it. Pretty good deal, then :-) I'm passing the ad on to a friend of mine who is in the market for a decent laptop that won't see any heavy-duty applications being used... just surfing and Word stuff, probably.

Thanks for the realistic price check!

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Old May 20th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #5
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max $750 minimum id say $600 ish id ask $650 or so
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Old May 20th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #6
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i bought a 1 gh g4 on ebay for a friend for just over $750 ebay is always cheaper then what u can hope to get $495 is a really good deal
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Old May 20th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #7
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$495 is a really great deal! Especially when you consider the Airport card is worth around $100 on its own! Not to mention if it has a decent battery...

Only worrying thing is the logic board...but thats such a great deal, I think I'd go for it anyways. Even if the logic board does give out you can always sell of the parts and you'd probably only lose $100 or so.
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My girlfriend was the 2nd person to call re: the iBook.

Of course the 1st person took it! Who wouldn't have?
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