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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Price Check iBook G4

Hi,

I have my iBook G4 in the classifieds with about 167 views and no takers. I'm obviously asking too much. Can anyone suggest a price that will help me sell it?

Here's the copy of my ad:

12" Display
1.33GHz PowerPC G4
768MB RAM
60GB HDD
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Bluetooth
Airport (802.11a/b/g)
External Connections:
56k Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, Firewire 400, 2x USB 2.0, Mini VGA, Headphones

Case and charger have some cosmetic damage, but functions without issue. They battery does not hold any meaningful charge. Mac OS Leopard (10.5) installed, iLife Suite installed and iWork '06 installed. OS X 10.5 family retail DVD and iWork '06 CD included.

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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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With a poor battery, I would think that $125 would be a good starting point. I bought one of these for about $225 with a good, working battery more than two years ago.
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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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With a poor battery, I would think that $125 would be a good starting point. I bought one of these for about $225 with a good, working battery more than two years ago.
I'd tend to agree, though $125 would be at the higher end of what I'd expect it to sell for. A good starting point, but be prepared to have it negotiated down further.
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Thanks for the input. I was going from low-end-mac's value, plus the install media.
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Old Sep 10th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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I'll echo the concern about a bad battery. I doubt you're going to find anyone interested in this now unless the price is close to throwaway. It would probably sell for $40 or $50 to someone who likes to tinker, but beyond that it's not really worth spending the money.

A replacement battery's probably going to cost around $100, so I doubt you'll find someone who wants to take a chance on another $100 just for the laptop. That's too much of a risk on this end of life technology.

It's sad really, since Apple has totally abandoned PPC technology. There's no OS upgrade path for even basic security updates for browsers.
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It's true, people don't buy these to get an updated experience with a computer. They collect, tinker, have fun with these old computers. I would say though that probably the battery life doesn't matter quite so much to the person who wants it for a collection or to tinker with.
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