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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #21
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A 1.4 Ghz G4 Mini is a longgggg way from give away, a long way.
You could get $200 easy, for it in the classifieds here.

It would be foolish to give it away, when plenty of ehMacers would pay for it.
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #22
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A 1.4 Ghz G4 Mini is a longgggg way from give away, a long way.
You could get $200 easy, for it in the classifieds here.

It would be foolish to give it away, when plenty of ehMacers would pay for it.
Of course, giving one to a needy family is pretty darn nice to do!

Me? I've had a change of plans since the Cash Converters (ugh) sold the machine I wanted. They DID have a spiffy IBM T41 laptop come in though. Less specs, but good portability. Came with a docking station too so I can even still use my pro-audio PCI card! Really, I did good. Its fan is noisier than I'd like, but I think it'll be okay if I leave the dock and use it on my lap elsewhere with better sound absorption. (This armoire must echo sound pretty effectively, making even a quiet machine seem much louder.)

Heck - it's got a Centrino... I should try OSx86 on it!
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #23
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Sometimes yes, but I'm surprised to read such a comment from an apparent long time ehmac poster.

As AquaAngel says: recycle = giving to those that can't afford a machine.

Just as many of us have been doing for years. Money isn't everything in the Mac world as it seems to be in the PC Win world. ;-)

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looks like i have a friend here. recycle doesn't mean profit, it means "in my book" helping people that are financially Stuck, they can't afford a Mac. i have a few in my office that i no longer want and or get rid of and the more i collect the more it serve other people that can't afford a machine to actually get in touch with the family or maybe get a job.

What i do is to help them, not for profit. if i do sell them is to whatever they can afford. they want to give me 20 bux for an Emac? so be it. it is a side job that i am doing and i am here to help to those that are in need. So again, recycle doesn't mean moula. money is good. they want to give me money for it, sure i'll take it, but if i give it to you and you are in need for it, wouldn't you want to have a guy like me to give it to you?

i live about 120 km away from the guy i gave my mac, and i bent back and forth to give him the best that i had in stock and he was happy with it. isn't worth recycling? money means nothing to me. happy is = to profit in the longer run if your heart is in it.
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Old Jul 30th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #24
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As if things couldn't get worse, I just got hosed. This IBM laptop has a useless 2 minute battery and is so slow, it's every bit as bad or worse than the G4 mini on a lot of web apps. It's even loud too.

I'm at a complete loss... I don't know what to do now. Anyone know of a mac for under $300?

[sigh] I hate getting ripped off by scammers. Those guys at Cash Converters are going to hear from me (and they'll probably try to scam me AGAIN!)

Back to square one with NO computer and even LESS cash than before. This quest for quiet computing is killing me.
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Old Jul 30th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #25
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Try MACDOC!!!!! Sorry, that my last post did not fly. But, try this one.

Mom Dad and Kids version - now lower price - retro.
Easy on the eyes and the budget yet Leopard capable..decent space and plays and burns DVD eMac 1.25 $277 easy to equip with wireless, small footprint - goes anywhere

Sorry, to hear that you have been having a hard time, but deal with somebody with a decent rep. Cash converters is not one of them.
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Or try one of these.

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Old Jul 31st, 2009, 08:18 AM   #27
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The mini is a great solution. I have a couple of friends who are very cash strapped and they struggled with the "fact" that PCs were cheaper.
When they looked, really looked a a cost comparison the mac was slightly more. Today they've both owned minis for a year and have spent NO additional money and had NO additional grief with their computers.

I have built my own pc and I have taken pride in the fact that I could keep the viruses and other problem off it (through software and rigorous lockdown and management). I just reached a point where I didn't want to do that any more. I am not interested in tinkering under the hood. Been there, done that. If that is what brings you joy, buy a pc.

The cost difference can be pretty small, really, and the total cost of ownership is less with a Mac because of the resale value.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:55 PM   #28
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Well that's it. It's done. I've now sold EVERYTHING. All the parts, all the laptops, all the desktops - it's all gone except for my retro 486 "Tracker" PC with my classic Gravis UltraSound PnP or AWE64. I need to go cold turkey for a while and save up cash until I can afford an Intel mini or iMac. Until then, I'm essentially computerless to break the addiction and frustration. Nothing but writing Amiga MOD-style music and writing in ASCII text for a good, long while.

I think it'll be good for me. I'll expect silence all the more after being essentially-computerless, so when I finally do save up enough to do it right, I would be punishing myself horribly by getting anything less than a silent mac! Nothing else out there seems to come close (well, without being weaker than an Atom processor to do it!)

So I guess this is it. Besides checking my email once in a while, I won't be contributing much. Thanks for letting me vent. See you on the mac side!
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Old Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:36 PM   #29
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Why don't you get a large diameter low-rpm fan for your PC and run Hackintosh? I feel funny advising that but Macs are great until they break and you need repairs. Anyway, I have several Macs and they're all great but I also had a PC which is where I owe my beginnings to.

Guess I'm eating sour grapes because my MBP after two years has finally started to give me problems and I just know servicing it will cost an arm and leg.

That all said, get a MBP and have best of both worlds. Run a headless Mac at home and ... the other thing.
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Well that's it. It's done. I've now sold EVERYTHING. All the parts, all the laptops, all the desktops - it's all gone except for my retro 486 "Tracker" PC with my classic Gravis UltraSound PnP or AWE64. I need to go cold turkey for a while and save up cash until I can afford an Intel mini or iMac. Until then, I'm essentially computerless to break the addiction and frustration. Nothing but writing Amiga MOD-style music and writing in ASCII text for a good, long while.

I think it'll be good for me. I'll expect silence all the more after being essentially-computerless, so when I finally do save up enough to do it right, I would be punishing myself horribly by getting anything less than a silent mac! Nothing else out there seems to come close (well, without being weaker than an Atom processor to do it!)

So I guess this is it. Besides checking my email once in a while, I won't be contributing much. Thanks for letting me vent. See you on the mac side!
Well, you've had some almost bizarre problem threads and questions and I hope you can join us again when you finally get everything sorted out and when you finally get your new and quiet Mac. ;-)

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